Home Improvement

Thinking of remodeling? Have you stopped to consider how transforming a bedroom into a home office might impact the value of the home? One of the most common questions homeowners have when thinking of remodeling is how much the work will add or detract from the value of the home. You'll find answers to those questions and more in this section of ActiveRain.


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By Reuben Saltzman, Delivering the Unbiased Truth.
(Structure Tech Home Inspections)
Comments 33
A common question I get about older homes is whether two-prong outlets can safely be changed over to three-prong outlets.  Most home buyers today don't want to be stuck with two-prong outlets throughout the house.  Two-prong outlets can always be changed to three-prong, and this can be accomplish...
Nothing is better than trade shows that is considered as one of the most popular method of advertising. If you want to improve the sales of the business then it would be better to consider a genuine trade show walls. It will surely enable you to make a interaction with a customers.If you want to ...

By Donna Jarock, The Realtor that Delivers you Home
(MB The Brian Petrelli Team)
Comments 12
Accorging to a recent article by Monique Serbu, there are 7 Essentials Every Millenial wants in a new home.  Wallpaper is one of them.  Who knew?  I have never had a client say "OOH, I would love to wallpaper this room."  Usually the client says, ugggghh we need to take out all this wallpaper.  Y...

By Reuben Saltzman, Delivering the Unbiased Truth.
(Structure Tech Home Inspections)
Comments 41
Goodbye post hole. Goodbye post hole digger. Goodbye worker bending over the hole. Goodbye two-man auger, and the gas that goes in it. Goodbye concrete mix. Goodbye wheel barrow. Goodbye sonotube, and the rebar inside it. Goodbye frost heave, and Goodbye heaved steps. Goodbye heaved footings, and...

By Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl, The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Samsel & Associates)
Comments 9
As a homeowner, it’s important to keep your home running efficiently, not only to save money, but also to help the environment thrive. Whether you want to save money or increase the value of your home in the eyes of potential buyers, the upgrades below are truly a must. According with Wallet Hub...

By Richard Daskam, Your Real Estate Consultant
(Keller Williams Coastal Properties)
Comments 3
Homeownership is more than just a mortgage-Maintenance is essential  

By Reuben Saltzman, Delivering the Unbiased Truth.
(Structure Tech Home Inspections)
Comments 8
One of the most common electrical defects that I find when inspecting old houses in Minneapolis and Saint Paul is ungrounded three prong outlets.  This happens when a standard three prong outlet is wired without the ground wire being connected.   Today I'll give a brief explanation of what the th...

By John Anello, Stamford Area Electrician, Call Safe and Sound Electric at 203-536-0021
(Safe and Sound Electric LLC)
Comments 14
Tamper Resitant Outlets    There are many types of specialty electrical outlets, but tamper resistant receptacles are becoming more and more popular. Now you’ve all seen these things before:It’s a little piece of plastic that goes into a receptacle so children cannot put anything in there. We are...

By Lennar Corporation
Comments 14
In addition to the circuit breakers in the breaker box, your Lennar home has ground fault circuit interrupters, also known as GFCI or GFI outlets. These outlets are intended to provide extra safety in your home by working to prevent accidental electrocutions, burns, and electric shock injuries. F...

By John Anello, Stamford Area Electrician, Call Safe and Sound Electric at 203-536-0021
(Safe and Sound Electric LLC)
Comments 11
Kitchen outlets sometimes do not work because of a tripped or broken ground fault circuit interrupter.  Ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI), also known as a GFI outlets, are required in kitchen and other areas of the house where there is a high likelihood of encountering moisture or water.  G...

By Kurt Davidson, Gratefully Serving Greater Portland-Vancouver
(Davidson Home Group | Keller Williams Portland Central)
Comments 3
By Jennifer Kelly Geddesquavondo/iStockWhen it comes to decorating for Halloween, you can take it in a number of different directions. Some people lean in to the spooky spirit of the holiday and make their homes look more haunted than humble. And we’re not here to judge. If you secretly love gian...

By Richard Daskam, Your Real Estate Consultant
(Keller Williams Coastal Properties)
Comments 4
Top Remodeling Projects for 2019 and Return on the InvestmentI'd love to repaint the entire interior of the house, but the preparation is overwhelming.What would you like to do around your house? 

By Peter Mohylsky, Let me help you find your path to the beach.
(PrimeSouth Properties)
Comments 2
A home that is in GREAT shape will sell quicker for a higher dollar amount than a house that has a few problems. So...  Your agent shouls be brutally honest about the things that you need to get done when it comes to selling your house.  I use the words house and home with a distinct intent.  i k...

By Maria Gonzalez, Digital Real Estate
(726 Media LLC)
Comments 3
The kitchen is the centerpiece of your house. A house isnt a home without the love, joy, food and memories that stem from experiences in the kitchen. It's where the kids do their homework, grandma makes your favorite meals and Dad tells his corny jokes!  The way to someone's heart is through the ...

By Asad Malik, I'm an real estate agent and a house builder.
(Hellgeeks)
Comments 0
Buying furniture is a fun task which you must carry out quite consciously and smartly. If you get involved in any forethought or planning, your investment would never go wasted. So, you should consider every important aspect and factor to end up making a calculated and informed decision.Here are ...

By Laura Clark, The Best Realtors in Round Rock, TX!
(Clark Properties)
Comments 3
 Maximizing Space in a Small KitchenA small kitchen doesn’t have to mean dark or cramped, you can maximize a small kitchen by using these clever tips. From tricking the eye to great ways to get extra storage, these easy design ideas will help you love your small kitchen.  • Tone on Tone Colors Sc...

By Richa Nayyar
(Coming service)
Comments 0
Before you try calling in a Best Roofing Contractor, see if you can examine and also repair your roofing system problem on your own. The most effective possible time to repair your roof trouble — is as quickly as you recognize that you have one as well as if the weather is tranquil sufficient to ...

By Kim Anderson, We'll buy your house fast & give you cash for it.
(Kims Properties)
Comments 3
Upholstered headboards add luxury and comfort to our beds. There are many stylish fabrics to go with for a personalized and cozy feel. But over time, they will need cleaning. That is where the rubber hits the road for many people. Luckily, there are simple ways you can take to ensure your upholst...

By Kim Anderson, We'll buy your house fast & give you cash for it.
(Kims Properties)
Comments 3
The demand for cleaning your carpet, again and again, can be unbearable. What’s more, your budget can suffer a big blow if your everyday run-to solution is a commercial carpet cleaner. The good news is that you can make your own spray on carpet cleaner that you can vacuum up that will not only sa...

By John Tabbart, Finding the Most Shared Content & Key Influencers
(Investment Properties)
Comments 2
If your room is to become the haven and restful place that you deserve then it needs to get a thorough cleaning. The only way to do this effectively is to have a cleaning your room checklist that provides a step by step procedure on how to do it. The best time to do it is usually in the spring wh...