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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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.

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By Supreme Air Duct Svc, Serving ALL of So CA! Air Duct Cleaning Experts
(Supreme Air Duct Services 888-784-0746)
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 951-220-8608 Residential Insulation Service for ALL of Riverside County Open 7 Days A+ Rated BBB Accredited Business AAA Rated Business Consumer Alliance Does your home have trouble retaining heat or cool air? Have you checked your attics insulation condition? Proper Insulation reduces energy bi...

By Steven De Nazareth, Digital Marketer and Home Warranty Researcher
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When you’ve lived in an old home long enough you sometimes become oblivious to the telling signs of overdue remodeling. You’re probably already stretching the home to the extent of its capacity, and you just might not realize it. Every home needs to be remodeled and refurbished and that’s how it’...

By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(Century 21, The Real Estate Centre, 410-665-0200 Office)
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Soothing Soaking Tub or Spa-Inspired Shower or . . . ? The question was posed: When designing your dream bathroom, would you prefer the soothing soaking tub or spa-inspired shower? Both are hot right now! #HomeTrends   I decided to add an option.  What do you think of this idea?   A locker room s...

By Francisco Peot, The Best Place To Find Your Home!
(Richmond Home Sales At EXP Realty)
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 Pests; whether they are rodents, cockroaches, bugs, or other insects that keep invading your home. You will eventually get tired of having them at home and will want to remove them or even prevent them from coming back. This is a large problem that most of us face. Having pests at home can not b...
You want every home to look its best. But your budget won't always allow for "best." You have to weigh the cost and benefits of a feature before you move forward with implementation, and compromise is sometimes necessary to complete a given project within the parameters you've set. That said, can...

By Manish Chanda
(Everest Peak, Inc.)
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Thursday will be the first official day of Fall, so we thought now would be a great time to offer some useful tips to help you prepare your home for the changing weather conditions and temperatures we'll be seeing in the coming weeks.Roofs - A pair of binoculars is invaluable when it comes to mak...

By Marti Steele Kilby, CRS, Broker/Owner, San Diego, CA
(Steele Group Realty)
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No matter the size, some yards are just plain beautiful and seem to invite you in. Whether they create an atmosphere that calms the soul with a bubbling fountain or acts as the stage for parties with friends and family, your outdoor space can be an important part of your home.   And the good news...

By Nick Marr, Promoting real estate internationally
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How to create the perfect man cave in your home   Creating your perfect man cave is not an easy task. It is a place, in which you need to be able to relax, unwind, and take care of yourself after a hard day at the office. So you need to think carefully when creating your own and make sure that y...

By James White
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Every year when the fall season starts to fade into winter, there are many changes that can be exciting. Homes are covered in different decorations and delicious recipes from winters past can be brought back out in the kitchen once again.One change that homeowners aren't as excited to see is how ...

By Shonn Thompson, Experience and Results To Move You!
(Thompson Realty Group)
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Antioch CA – Decluttering makes you feel good. Sure, your home in Antioch CA looks better and it’s more organized, but the best reward of all may be the mental relief and sense of accomplishment you get from living simply. Decluttering is, among other things, a process of unburdening and self-ren...

By Samuel John, We give you daily about real estate market.
(Daily Real Estate Update)
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How often do you enjoy wowing your guests with your creative prowess and efficient home styling skills? You usually joke it wasn't that hard and that you could easily do it. You do that, don't you? Don't worry I am guilty as well. I love to be the pride of my friends and family and make them jeal...

By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
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It's an easy post - a picture of a bottlebrush tree taken while touring homes for sale in Kula Maui.  We see so many beautifully landscaped yards and I can't help but notice and take pictures.  The upcountry climate favors more temperate species, unlike the hot and steamy north shore, or the arid...
Remodeling can be very time consuming and expensive. A typical kitchen remodeling project will usually cost a few ten thousand dollars and take months to complete. However, getting a beautiful, functional, and up-to-date kitchen doesn’t always mean that you have to remodel. Upgrading some things ...

By Joe McCord, Making It Rain On The Regular
(Property Investment Wise)
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By this juncture, you have probably already decided that you need a retractable patio awning to install on your home’s exterior. But there is something holding you back. Despite the fact that you have already visualized how the awning will appear after installation is complete, or how the home wi...

By Jennifer Stone, Favorite Four Letter Word: SOLD
(Big Show Realty)
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Epoxy floors have long been the flooring option of choice for retail stores, restaurants, warehouses, manufacturing facilities and a large variety of other venues. They’re known for their overall ease of maintenance, durability and easy installation. While maintaining an epoxy floor is not diffic...

By Jennifer Stone, Favorite Four Letter Word: SOLD
(Big Show Realty)
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If your pooch accidentally goes to the bathroom on your floor or carpet, the chances are you’ll have to find ways to remove the urine to prevent your house from smelling. By preventing accidents in the first place, getting rid of old odors and treating fresh urine promptly, you can eliminate urin...
It would be quite difficult to build a strong business credit for a small business because one has to pay the installments and other payment on a perfect time. It is most complicated task where a person needs to maintain the credit history that is fairly one of the most important tasks. You will ...

By Pat Champion, Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs
(Coldwell Banker Camelot Realty)
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6 basic tips on how to paint a roomPainting a room in your house is a quick easy way to make a change. If you're thinking of painting a room in your house here are 6 great tips:  How much paint should I buy? The general rule is that one gallon will cover about 400 square feet. For each wall, calc...

By Scott Seaton Jr. Bourbonnais Kankakee IL Home Inspector, The Home Inspector With a Heart!
(SLS Home Inspections-Bradley Bourbonnais Kankakee Manteno)
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How many times do people need to be reminded about dryer vents? Never too many is the answer. There are even clever commercials now from Farmer's Insurance Group showing a 17 foot tall ball of lint and the teacher torches the ball with a flame thrower to remind viewers how flammable the dryer lin...

By Asad Malik, I'm an real estate agent and a house builder.
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Sobha Saptrang is one of the most recent properties which are being hoisted at Koramangala in Bangalore for residential purposes. Apart from the unmatched living experience that it will provide, the residents will also get a number of advantages. Some of them include excellent location, lavish an...