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 Kate Steven, Best Real Estate Blog
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Planning to open a new café but worried about the interior and exterior design of it? Then, don’t worry as Architecture Ideas has brought amazing tips for cafe interior design concepts which you should definitely have a look at.LocationThe location of the café matters a lot. The location will dec...

By Angela Lawrence, Broker/Owner
(Noble Merit Real Estate Services)
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Does your home have squeaky floors?There are several solutions, but we will focus on the one method that has worked best for us in several different properties.   Alternative methods and ideas have been used as well, but we will discuss those a little later.  So, let us get started by talking abo...

By Asad Malik, I'm an real estate agent and a house builder.
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Bedroom closet provides you with a lot of space to keep your belongings safe. There are different types of bedroom closets and you can choose the one that is best suited to your personal needs and demands. However, it is important to keep yourself well-informed and updated before making a final d...

By Elaine VonCannon
(Coldwell Banker Traditions)
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Home Improvement Projects Worth The Investment Homeowners who are thinking about remodeling should consider which home improvement projects offer the best return for the money spent. Most upgrades will typically not return 100% on the dollar spent. However, some remodels are better than others. ...

By Kate Steven, Best Real Estate Blog
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Some people like the slippery and Yan values of one-sided fried eggs, some people like the and crispy and oil incense of double-sided fried eggs. Some people do not eat undercooked eggs, others have a penchant for fully cooked egg yolks. A small fried egg, only need a suitable pot, a little oil, ...

By Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat
(Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com)
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We recently decided to update our kitchen, specifically to replace the 30 year old cabinets and counters with new ones. As can be seen by the photo, both were definitely outdated and in danger of falling apart. (Seriously, the laminate was peeling off in places and the cabinets were separating!) ...
Even experts commit interior design mistakes that are bordering the unforgivable, but just because making mistakes in interior design is quite common, that doesn’t mean that you have to commit the same mistakes. After all, not all designer tips that increase home value are guaranteed to do the sa...

By John Tabbart, Finding the Most Shared Content & Key Influencers
(Investment Properties)
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If you have wooden furniture in your home, then termites might be the demise of some of these decorative pieces in your home. The worst thing about termites is that it is difficult to know about their infestation. If you do not know how to get rid of termites in furniture, then this write up will...

By John Tabbart, Finding the Most Shared Content & Key Influencers
(Investment Properties)
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Getting off on the wrong foot during a pool construction is a recipe for disaster. These kinds of mistakes are often made as a result of ignorance and may end up costing your pool project. However, knowing how to avoid mistakes can save you time and a great deal of money. Some of the common mista...
Luxury home touches are a must for someone who lived a life surrounded by fine things more so that the home is where most people spend their free time. As a sanctuary, the home should provide warmth, shelter, and comfort as well as a place to recharge, unwind, and enjoy life. Here are some sugges...
A gorgeous patio isn’t just for those who can drop thousands upon thousands of dollars decking out their outdoor space. You can spruce up your patio by repurposing some of the furniture and décor that you already have or buy some of our suggestions below. With the warmer weather coming in, now is...

By Stieg Strand, Always showing up and working hard for you
(RE/MAX Results)
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Thinking about remodeling but you are a bit fuzzy on what or where the best benefit will be if you do one thing or the other? This is a common dilemma. There are a number of factors to consider. The first of which is how much money are you willing to invest? Then, you have to consider your relati...

By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
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This is a great blog by Joyce Thomas and we all have garages that could be better organize, or myine sure can.  It a good read A garage is an excellent place for storage, but things are often put there and forgotten. This can result in a disorganized mess that makes it difficult to find room for ...

By Lisa Davies
(Online Buzz)
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You need to beware of the fact that all driveways must be sealed. Not only will this prevent it from cracking it will also help to keep the concrete from getting stained. At some point of time you may spill gas or oil on your driveway, having it sealed makes it a lot easier for you to clean up. T...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Wabi-Sabi is the Japanese art of finding beauty in imperfections - it's pretty easy to embrace. After all, we are all basically imperfectly perfect, just like life.  Wabi-Sabi! The root word Wa means harmony, peace, tranquility, and balance. Sabi means "the bloom of time." As far as home decor is...

By Kate Steven, Best Real Estate Blog
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A pool would look dry and dull without floor tiles since it can mitigate the vibe of this element in your home. In the event that you think getting floor tiles for your pool is just about shading, plan, and style, you are thoroughly off-base. There are as yet unique angles that you have to consid...

By Rita Legan, ASP Staging Realtor CDPE
(eXp Realty)
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Hardwood floors are highly desirable for most homeowners, but they come with their share of challenges when it comes to cleaning, maintenance, and repairs. After a few months or years of heavy use from kids playing with toys and chairs being shuffled around, it may be time for some DIY fixes.Hidi...

By Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA
(Century 21 Absolute Realty )
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Spring is a wonderful time to clean your home top to bottom, especially on the days when you can open the windows and let the fresh air in!  These are also good tips if you are planning on selling your home this year. Please read the post provided by Home Stager Kathy Streib.  Thank you Kathy for...

By Greg Wayman, ASHI Certified Inspector - 402-330-1701
(Foundation-2-Rooftop, Inc.)
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This article is to help flood victims access their damage and keep an open mind as to what steps need to be taken before moving back into a flood damaged mobile home. Structural Concerns:Depending on the year manufactured, mobile homes can be set onto a foundation, concrete footings, or concrete ...

By David Jackson, MBA, Financial lending analyst
(Olympus Labs)
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Handy tips to spruce up your environment  Every season brings its own set of challenges for the houseproud amongst us, even more so if you live in the country, or have children and pets. No one wants to be too fussy, but if you like a clean, fresh environment, then there are some things that need...