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 Jennifer Stone, Favorite Four Letter Word: SOLD
(Big Show Realty)
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If you’ve been living in Florida for a while, surely you might have asked yourself this at least once: do I need gutters in Florida? The answer is not that simple, actually; some factors can determine whether you need gutters or not. You need to understand first what is the purpose of gutters and...

By Shawn Bhakta, Prime Level of Service, Customized for you
(RE/MAX Presidential - South Florida Home Finder Team)
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Often we hear this from our sellers, should I fix the house before putting in the market or just sell as-is. Most of the time it really depends on how much is the market value. You don't want to overspend on the house you are selling as you may not get that money back, on the other hand, if the r...

By Eric Robb, Real Estate Consultant serving Metro Atlanta
(Robb Realty)
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It finally feels like fall outside here in Johns Creek and you may be feeling inspired to match your home decor with the fall weather. Here are five inexpensive ways that will up your autumn style in your Johns Creek home without breaking the budget.Brighten Up Your LightingA metal lantern can ta...

By David Snell 704.905.9152, Inspector
(Executive Restoration LLC)
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Mold Facts and Statistics "God doesn't play dice with the universe" ...and you shouldn't play dice with your health. I love that quote from Albert Einstein and it got me thinking about how we put our health at risk almost every day. There are toxins in the air, in the car, in certain jobs that we...

By David Jackson, MBA, Financial lending analyst
(Olympus Labs)
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Nothing wows your visitors more than a glamorous kitchen. Adding a little spark brighten up a dull and old fashioned kitchen. Amazingly, it doesn’t have to be expensive to get your dream kitchen. Renovating your kitchen saves you money and you cook and munch your delicious meals in a breath-takin...

By Richa Nayyar
(Coming service)
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The kitchen functions as the heart and hearth of your house. It is possible to use an old armoire for a kitchen pantry as an example, or maybe an outdated wooden table rather than a kitchen island. If your kitchen is small or cramped and you merely have a little place to work with, you will have ...

By Jennifer Stone, Favorite Four Letter Word: SOLD
(Big Show Realty)
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What are the early signs of termites? Is there any way to recognize the infestation? A termite infestation is caused by many factors that include atmospheric pressure, wind, light intensity, rising temperature, and increased moisture levels. Whatever the causes may be, it is always important to f...

By Jennifer Stone, Favorite Four Letter Word: SOLD
(Big Show Realty)
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Do you want to know how to remove old red kool aid stains from carpet? Are you looking for easy and effective solutions? Many homeowners find it hard to remove red kool aid stains. When they try hard, they damage their carpet material. However, there are a few simple tricks that you can use to re...

By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
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Give Kitchen Cabinets a Flawless, New Finish.Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Move to Auburn, Auburn Real Estate, Auburn Realtor, Opelika Realtor, Homes for Sale Opelika, Houses for Sale Auburn

By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
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 Sure, I can bid on that!   While working on a large project at an apartment community yesterday, there was a lot of comotion going on just outside the property. Since we were busy doing our jobs we didn't pay much attention to all that was happening. In a short time span the police, fire departm...

By Chris B Johnson REALTOR®, 5 Star Rated REALTOR® Quality, Not Quantity
(Allison James Elite)
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As a homeowner, it’s important to keep your home running efficiently, not only to save money, but also to help the environment thrive. October 2nd is Energy Efficiency Day, a perfect time to think about making some key upgrades that will improve the efficiency of your home. If you’re looking to ...

By Asad Malik, I'm an real estate agent and a house builder.
(Hellgeeks)
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A garden tiller plays a vital role in rototilling the rocky and hard soil effectively. You must take every important factor into account while making a final buying decision. The more you act consciously, the better the chances are that you are going to make an informed and calculated decision.He...

By Shonn Thompson, Experience and Results To Move You!
(Thompson Realty Group)
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Antioch CA – The junk drawer. Love it or hate it, most of us have one and most of the time it’s in the kitchen. NPR’s Linton Weeks says they serve “as a Rorschachian reflection of your life.”That’s rather distressing, isn’t it?While the garage is the most cluttered room in the house, according to...
Diwali is incomplete without some fun and enjoyment. It is one such festival for which everyone waits eagerly. From friends to relatives, everyone visits each other’s place. If you are a busy bee and cannot visit your loved ones, then there is no need to sit in the corner on this amazing day, mak...

By David Popoff, Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct
(DMK Real Estate )
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Greenway Paving for Residential Driveways in Fairfield County, Ct. I highly recommend Greenway Industries for residential paving and driveway installations here in Fairfield County, Connecticut.  Greenway Industries is a family owned business and a subsidiary of A&J Construction who since 1979 ha...

By Matt Lee, Real Estate Marketing
(Rise Up Local & Lead Generation Experts)
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As a homeowner, saving energy is going to be one of your main concerns when it comes to running your household. There are plenty of ways to save energy, some of which you might not have even realized were options. In case you need a few tips for better energy efficient home design, here are a han...

By Valeria Mola, 305-607-0709 SIB Realty
(SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach)
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Luxury Oceanfront Condo La Perla Your La Perla  Ocean Residence is more than a home -- it offers you an incomparable lifestyle complete with 24-hour valet service and front desk attendant, an oceanview fitness center and more.  For your business needs, make use of our business center and conferen...

By Asad Malik, I'm an real estate agent and a house builder.
(Hellgeeks)
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The legal system affecting land and property ownership in the United Kingdom is entirely different from that of the US. Here in the US when you buy an apartment it is in perpetuity whether that’s a condominium or cooperative. Understanding Leasehold Ownership in the UKIn the United Kingdom, there...

By Kurt Davidson, Gratefully Serving Greater Portland-Vancouver
(Davidson Home Group | Keller Williams Portland Central)
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By Larissa RunkleKatarzynaBialasiewicz/iStock; realtor.comBoho-chic decor has been dominating the design world for years, and this week’s top bedroom trends on Instagram are no exception.As we do every week, we scrolled through hundreds of decor posts on Instagram to uncover the most-liked looks....

By Kris Collis, Associate Broker, Professional Results you Expect 570-507-7510
(Smart Way America Realty)
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Help prevent and minimize costly repairs this winter season by following these tips on how to winterize a house, courtesy of Nationwide.                              1.  Reinforce your roof to prevent ice damsIce dams, which occur when water builds up behind an ice blockage, can cause damage to c...