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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While you'll find a ton of helpful ideas and hints within these pages, you'll want to bookmark the site so that you can check back for the hundreds of daily updates from authors who spend their days actually performing the tasks you have questions about.


Put the hammer down and the glasses on and read on.

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By Asad Malik, I'm an real estate agent and a house builder.
(Hellgeeks)
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It is really important to keep your gutters and downpipes well maintained to keep them functioning for a longer time period. If you avoid paying attention to them, you would end up suffering from severe water problems. Here are 6 tips which would help you maintain your gutters and downpipes to ke...

By Christopher Watters, Austin Realtor (512-829-8000)
(Watters International Realty)
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The 2 Most Important Rooms in Your HomeIf you’re a home seller, which rooms can you upgrade for the highest return on your investment (ROI)? There are two that top the list: the kitchen and the master bathroom. Aside from upgrading these rooms, there are other items you can focus on as well that ...

By Samuel John, We give you daily about real estate market.
(Daily Real Estate Update)
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 Investors in your business can greatly help open up opportunities for your business. With their money, you may be able to take your business further than ever imagined by opening up new departments or stores or even launching a product or service that you’ve had in the pipeline for some time. Th...

By Kate Steven, Best Real Estate Blog
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Nicotine is an addictive substance that has permeated within our society. Smoking cigarettes have become not only a hobby for some but has been incorporated into their lifestyle. Smoking has been proven to be harmful and studies have shown that it has hundreds of negative effects not only to the ...

By Kodama Koi Farm, High Quality Japanese Nishikigoi (koi fish)
(Kodama Koi Farm)
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                               You know, as professionals, that small details and connections with clients can mean big business for you. People's homes are intimate places, and a realtor with warmth and knowledge about a shared interest is the icing on the cake.Koi ponds are special places in a ...

By Richard Daskam, Your Real Estate Consultant
(Keller Williams Coastal Properties)
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One-Third of DIY jobs end up getting redone by professionals....  

By Granite Heroes, Marble, Granite & Terrazzo Restoration
(Granite Heroes)
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       Bensenville Stone Restoration  Date: 02-02-19  County: Du Page  City: Bensenville, IL 60131  Job Details: Not every marble repair or restoration job is the same. The facts are they are never the same. Natural stone may look the same. White marble may look like seamless white marble. But t...

By Samuel John, We give you daily about real estate market.
(Daily Real Estate Update)
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 The summer really never seemed to want to end this year. But even the warmest and most beautiful summer will pass sometime. Meanwhile the winter has definitely arrived. Some places in Germany have already been buried under snow masses, over the lakes a glittering layer of ice slowly but surely l...

By Tamra Lee Ulmer, FORCE~NRBA ~ Over 1000 REO Assets SOLD!
(Arizona Resource Realty)
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You do not have to spend a fortune to make your kitchen look like a million bucks. But before you jump in with making decisions and start knocking down your kitchen walls, and you have to establish a plan for the kitchen remodeling. This might involve the following: • You can visit home improveme...

By Chrissy Boltan, Service professional specializing in Real Estate
(Pro Services)
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So, are you wondering how to protect carpet from pets? Being a pet owner comes along with many responsibilities with carpet cleaning being one of them. Cats are known to be cleaner than dogs because they spend most of their time indoors sleeping on one of your carpets, couch or rug. Having these ...

By Joyce Thomas, Your Home Sold Guaranteed!
(The Thomas Group Brokered by eXp Realty)
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When it comes to getting your home sold, a positive first impression can make all the difference. Take a look at these four tips to help your home stand out from the competition.

By Sally Lawrence, Broker, CHS, e-Pro, SFR, REALTOR®
(Advantage Real Estate)
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Great question, isn't it?  Is a smart home right for you?  My discovery is that on some level almost everyone can benefit from smart home technology.I moved (and downsized!) my own home recently and am in the midst of remodeling to make it truly mine.  I've installed some smart home devices alrea...

By Granite Heroes, Marble, Granite & Terrazzo Restoration
(Granite Heroes)
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   Need to hire a Terrazzo floor polishing service near Algonquin, IL 60013? Terrazzo is a composite material, poured in place or precast, which is used for floor and wall treatments. It consists of chips of marble, quartz, granite, glass. Granite Heroes has been cleaning & restoring terrrazzo fl...

By Donald Payne, What's your Vision..
(Vision Realty)
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It's one degree this morning… 1°, and even that is warmer than some places around the country right now. We are seeing record-breaking low temperatures across the US. I even saw a Facebook post of the cold coming through light switch sockets, that's how cold, dang, that's cold! People are freezin...

By Pat Champion, Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs
(Coldwell Banker Camelot Realty)
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5 tips on de-cluttering your houseDe-cluttering your home doesn't have to take a lot of time with these handy tips you will be own your way. Be sentimental but systematic. Keep special invitations, letters, and other mementos in memory drawers that are dated by year, so they’re easily accessible ...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
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Jerry Newman has written a great post on remodeling kitchen cabinets and I wanted to share it again, as the kitchen is such a focal point in homes these days. Kitchen Cabinet Details That Will Make You Say “Wow”   Kitchen Remodel Can Serve You Well There are many reasons to remodel your kitchen. ...

By Granite Heroes, Marble, Granite & Terrazzo Restoration
(Granite Heroes)
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    Are you searching for a Terrazzo floor polishing service near Addison Illinois? Terrazzo is a cement like material composed with glass and varies stone fragments. Terrazzo is a very commonly used flooring option in Addison and the Chicagoland Area. This video documents the honing and polishin...

By Mike Young, FHA 203k Consultant 916-758-1809
(203kOnLine.com, covering the USA)
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Now and then you hear about a 203k loan that went wrong. I'm not going to sugar coat anything here but most of those could have gone right had they been working with a "TEAM" of experts who know what they are doing. A team is like a well tuned engine.You don't have to be an expert if you work wit...

By Joyce Thomas, Your Home Sold Guaranteed!
(The Thomas Group Brokered by eXp Realty)
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The problem with buying something online and having it delivered to your home is that even though the package gets to your doorstep, it still may not get into your hands.Millions of packages are stolen from front porches or doorsteps each year, so if porch thieves are hitting your neighborhood, h...

By Renovation Find, Helping you find the best renovation companies.
(RenovationFind)
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If you’re looking for a no fuss, no prep way to give the cabinets in your Calgary home a makeover, then look no further than chalk paint. This is the perfect way to get a distressed look without the hassle of sanding and priming. All you need to do before you start is thoroughly clean your cabine...