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.


Everything you need to know – the answers to all your burning questions – about energy efficiency, green homes, landscaping, home maintenance, staging, landscaping and more is right here at your fingertips.


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By mordechai lev
(Real Estate service)
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As easy as it might seem on TV, taking on a DIY approach to your home renovation is quite the undertaking for someone with little to no experience. Even if you think completing a remodel yourself will save you money, you will find that it often isn’t worth it, because by the time you’re done, you...

By mordechai lev
(Real Estate service)
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Carpet is an excellent choice for flooring due to the comfort it gives a home, but it does not age the best. As it gets more wear and tear, it is prone to collecting dirt, dust, and other odor, which over time can give it an unpleasant look and smell. And although proper maintenance on it is advi...

By mordechai lev
(Real Estate service)
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Rarely are things ever as easy as they seem on TV. This is especially true for any DIY renovation project, specifically kitchen remodels. While there is an appeal in doing the work yourself, as glamorized by the ever so popular cable shows, you will find that the process is much more difficult th...

By Jeremy Wrenn, C.O.O., Winslow Homes
(Winslow Homes)
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CHIMNEY CORNER BOARD REPAIR IN WAKE FOREST, NC   We recently performed some closing punchlist work for a new customer through a referral from a real estate agent in Wake Forest, NC.  We did a good job, and the customer asked us to come back to repair all of his rotted trim. This house was foreclo...

By Kate Steven, Best Real Estate Blog
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While shopping for your replacement windows, you may have noticed that these windows come in a few consistent sizes. The windows are made to fit most of the common sizes in homes. It may not work for all the homes, but manufacturers have chosen these sizes because they are the most popular sizes....

By mordechai lev
(Real Estate service)
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You might be thinking, wouldn’t it be cheaper to clean the pool yourself than hiring a professional service? Cleaning a pool is more than just fishing for leaves and branches that fell into the water overnight, and while it might seem like an effective way to reduce your costs on your pool, you m...

By mordechai lev
(Real Estate service)
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If you wanted, you could certainly have the same wood flooring running throughout your entire home. However, that may not be your best option if you are wanting to create different feels and looks for each room. However, you can mix and match wood floors throughout your home so that it looks seam...

By mordechai lev
(Real Estate service)
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A new season is always a great time to makeover a room. And as warmer weather comes, we want to reflect this in our interior design choices. Whether it’s your bedroom or living room, there are many ways you can make this change. Here are five recommendations for preparing your room for the Spring...

By mordechai lev
(Real Estate service)
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Duct cleaning is one of the most forgotten about tasks in a commercial space. Business owners often don’t spend enough time thinking about the air they breathe unless there is something drastically wrong with the quality. While the air in our spaces may not be completely hazardous, there are fact...

By mordechai lev
(Real Estate service)
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When you have a smaller space, you are probably looking for ways to make it feel bigger. One of the ways to do this is by using color to create the illusion of more space. Here are some colors that can help do this for you.Navy BlueWhen you have a smaller space, shadows can help hide the edges of...

By Kate Steven, Best Real Estate Blog
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Kids are the real gems and parents know how difficult it is to bring up their child. In this highly competitive era, we want our kids to be at the top. To do so, studies play an important role. But, unfortunately, our kids do not grab enough of the knowledge in our absence. I remember once my kid...

By Kate Steven, Best Real Estate Blog
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Mundane and boring wallpapers can be a cause of stress. Cheer up because now you can do a number of things for decorating your favorite walls. The backsplash vinyl peel and stick tiles  come in aa variety of color and design. So do not miss out on this great opportunity of saving your money and g...

By Kate Steven, Best Real Estate Blog
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 The decorative door glass and the benefits it provides to your home is the glazing or glaserei effect to whoever visits your home get stunned with the beauty of it, the curb appeal gives value to your home!  The points to note to know about the glass doors: Stained GlassStained glass, popularly ...

By Kate Steven, Best Real Estate Blog
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In today’s fast-evolving business world, excellent customer care is crucial. Service industry is all about providing extraordinary services to your clients. Especially, if you’re working as a house remodeling contractor, you need to actually connect with your customers to help them have their dre...

By Kate Steven, Best Real Estate Blog
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At the beginning of the year, trends are already emerging that will influence housing in 2019. The following article presents the current house trends.Wood & fair-faced concreteFor architects, wood is the building material of the future. In the past, skyscrapers were built of concrete and steel. ...

By Kate Steven, Best Real Estate Blog
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Gun safety is a very delicate matter for firearms owners. Every rifle or pistol owner doesn’t know about the safety of guns. They don’t even know in which situation it’s necessary to use a weapon. This is very awful and there is no need to live in ignorance. They can simply know about gun safety ...

By Kate Steven, Best Real Estate Blog
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Little changes can have a major effect—regardless of whether it's exchanging some furnishings around or showing work of art in an alternate manner. we will share tips that will have your home looking like new instantly. 1. Get Inventive with framing  Make a collection of printed frames from photo...

By Kate Steven, Best Real Estate Blog
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To keep thieves out of your home, you need to be well prepared: safety measures and proper behavior make life difficult for you. Here Some tips on how to secure your home or apartment against burglaries. How well are you armed against thieves? This question you should ask yourself in the cold mon...

By Kate Steven, Best Real Estate Blog
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Carpet is the house owner flooring most loved as it is accessible in an assortment of hues, materials, surfaces, and styles. It has various benefits over other ground surface choices, as it includes warmth, shading, texture, and pattern to any room.  Shielding your new carpet from regular tear an...

By Kate Steven, Best Real Estate Blog
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Gurgling drains, bad smells and water that doesn't want to drain properly are all clear signs of pipe blockage. In this case, sewer cleaning is unavoidable and should be carried out as soon as possible in order to avoid the worst. You can find out here how blockages can occur and how best to proc...