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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The repair ought to be long lasting. If you're determined to carry out your own repairs, you require the right tools for the job. Currently, it grows more costly than a very simple roof restoration.While the quantity of missing material plays into replacement outlays, so does the range of shingle...

By Leland Schwab, President, Schwab Realty
(Schwab Realty, Inc.)
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Practical Tips for Turning Your Garage Into a Rec Room There are many reasons to create a rec room at your home. It provides a space to host ping pong tournaments or get the family together for movie marathons, and it gives your kids and their friends the perfect area for a sleepover, to name a f...

By Fred Sed, Your Orange County Realtor, Why? Because Fred Sed
(Fred Sed Group ~ Your Premier Southern California Realtors)
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 If you’re planning on selling your home it doesn’t matter if you’ve been living there for one year, or 50 years, your house is going to have a fair amount of “clutter” that should be kept out of sight of home buyers.Eliminating the clutter in your home will showcase the space that your house has...

By Kate Steven, Best Real Estate Blog
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Regular maintenance of plumbing is necessary to keep your home’s plumbing system running smoothly. Plumbing maintenance requires little time and little money and help to minimize future plumbing problems that require more time and money. Just like any other appliances in your home the plumbing sy...

By Asad Malik, I'm an real estate agent and a house builder.
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When you leave your home for travel, the thing which would bother you the most is the safety and security of your home and valuable assets. You must make sure that no one can break into your home to steal anything after you. Here are 8 tips mentioned to help you make your home safe and sound befo...

By Asad Malik, I'm an real estate agent and a house builder.
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Many homeowners prefer to paint their homes on their own. If you are among those, you must know additional tips and techniques which can help you get done with your painting job effectively. Also, your money and time will be saved in the process.Here are 7 quick tips to help you with painting for...

By David Best, Turn your house into a home! Home Improvement Tips
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The bathroom is an important department in your home; every upgrade to this space will not only improve your home’s value but also give you a much better convenience. Nothing compares to a fully-functional bathroom where you can get a hot bath after a very long day. Most times, however, we tend t...

By The Temple Team, Specializing in Lake Norman/Charlotte/Charleston
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 Are you Looking for a few Ideas and Inspiration for a UNIQUE, FUN & EXCITING Room For Your Children?   Here are a few ideas that might inspire you to think "outside of the box" and will sure to be a HUGE HIT with the kiddos!  Just take a few hints on what they love the most and run with it! The ...

By Kurt Davidson, Gratefully Serving Greater Portland-Vancouver
(Davidson Home Group | Keller Williams Portland Central)
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By Larissa RunkleKatarzynaBialasiewicz/iStock; realtor.comWorking from home is great, unless you hate your workspace almost as much as the one in the office. Whether you have a whole room in the house to yourself, or just a corner of the den, sprucing things up with some fresh designs can make yo...

By Mark and Laura Anderson, Common Name - Uncommon Service
(Realty Group Inc)
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Top 8 Home Design and Remodeling Trends for 2019  If you’re a current homeowner, or in the market to buy, you’re probably curious about the latest trends in home design. Sellers who make strategic updates before listing a property can generate increased interest from buyers and, in some cases, a ...
Thinking of building a custom home in the Hill Country? Cities such as Austin or San Antonio are just 1 ½ to 2 hours or so from Houston, and offer beautiful surroundings marked by natural features such as hills, lakes, and rivers that make for breathtaking views from your new custom-built home. T...

By Tania Matthews, Orlando, FL Real Estate
(Tania Matthews Team)
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Maintenance is a natural by-product of owning a home and properly maintaining a home is one of the best ways to prevent water damage. It needs to be done, otherwise, you could be looking at costly water losses, repairs, and insurance claims. Water damage is one of the most common and costly disas...

By Doug Dawes, Your Personal Realtor®
(Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA)
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...to get your home ready for Winter!I came across an article on the Bob Vila Blog, written by Lyna Bort Caruso, that provides a Winter preparedness checklist. Seems like a lot to do BUT your home is your castle and we don't want a drafty castle or unkempt yard, do we? There's still time even tho...
Pests invading and annoying our lives at home or office is a very common problem. And, that is why plenty of pest control services are available. However, it is not necessary that you have to go to the big guys, buying their details service instantly once you feel upset and annoying due to those ...

(Chapman Hall Premier Realtors)
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Clogged drains may be a pain, but liquid drain cleaners are even worse. They're no friend to the environment with their high toxicity levels that make them hazardous water pollutants. And their fumes are bad for air quality and unhealthy to inhale. Even if you plug your nose while you pour the st...

By Joe Boylan
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Energy Efficiency has become an important feature for many of today's home buyers. In the most recent National Association of REALTORS 2019 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, 10% of respondents said they purchased a new home in lieu of an existing home based on Green or Energy efficiency feature...

By Shanna Day Team Leader AZ & UT - Call 480-415-7616, Top .0033% of 40,000+ Realtors in our MLS
(Keller Williams Realty EV (AZ) & Keller Williams SLC (UT))
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Don't Forget To Check Your Drains & Plumbing Before Thanksgiving!Thanksgiving is right around the corner. At this time, you might already be midway in your preparations for the holiday but hope those plans have included having your drains and plumbing checked. Even if your drains are only partial...

By Chrissy Boltan, Service professional specializing in Real Estate
(Pro Services)
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Refrigerator is surely one of the most important and most essential components in the kitchen. You cannot really do anything without it. As much as these refrigerators are beneficial to you, they can also get problems. Some of the problems can have quick and easy solutions too. Here is a list of ...
Tenerife Estate Agents recently launched an all-new 'all-in-one seller service'. Andy Ward, who runs the property agency Tenerife Estate Agents while explaining the features of the service said that the recently launched whole-of-market seller service will facilitate the property sellers to conne...

By Mark and Laura Anderson, Common Name - Uncommon Service
(Realty Group Inc)
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Will Your Remodel Pay Off? The Best (and Worst) Ways to Spend Your Budget Most new homeowners have something about their property that they want to change. And as family needs and design trends shift over time, many will eventually choose to remodel. Some homeowners make updates to their property...