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.


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

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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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I met certified crystal specialist, Rashia Bell, co-founder of THE CRISTALLINE in New York, during the 92Y 2018 "City of Tomorrow" Summit. We participated in the "Applying Healing and Wellness Modalities to Design" panel talk, along with Ellie Burrows and Deborah Hanekamp. After meeting Rashia an...

By Jenifer Lower, Your Dream. Our Passion.
(Bozeman Montana Real Estate .net)
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We know, we know, there's still snow on the ground. And, here in Bozeman, spring may not roll around until May, but it rest assured, it will arrive. For your home, spring activities should include more than just cleaning. With spring in our near(ish) future, here’s a guide to the areas of your ho...

By Granite Heroes, Marble, Granite & Terrazzo Restoration
(Granite Heroes)
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Travertine Shower Cleaning in Oak Park, IL 60301This project demonstrates a day in the life of a Hero documents the yearly cleaning & maintenance of travertine and marble for one of our favorite clients.  The first item on our punch list was the travertine shower located in the master bathroom. T...

By Stieg Strand, Always showing up and working hard for you
(RE/MAX Results)
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HGTV addicts listen up... You have an opportunity to own a peice of HGTV for only $245000. 1463 Sage Court in Shakopee, a three level split with 3 beds 2 bath Shakopee had an $80,000 full kitchen/dining/entry makeover in one evening!        Click here for more Sage Court information and virtual t...

By Andy Lee
(Andy Lee Finish Carpentry)
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Wood window repair, Manteca CA    Repairing wood windows starts like everything else. You need to do some research and find out a few things. Wood species and joinery are probably the two most important things when repairing an old sash style window. Manufacturers use complex joinery to help sust...

By Andy Lee
(Andy Lee Finish Carpentry)
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Crown Moulding Modesto  Installing crown molding is an art. At least it can be, depending on a few things. The type of crown you're installing can be plain or it can be extravagant in detail, such as 2-step crown molding. The rule of thumb for a good installation (at least as far as I'm concerned...

By John Handschuh, Realtor ABR SRES, Horsham Real Estate
(RE/MAX Action Realty)
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 7 Ways to Add a Pop of Color Without Painting Repainting a room, or your entire house is a great way to bring a brand-new look to your home. But it can also be messy and time-consuming to do yourself and expensive if you hire professionals. Also, if you don't like the results, you have to start ...

By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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Over the years and even today, I am asked from public web surfers to answer various Feng Shui questions. When this happens, they need to realize I know nothing about them, their home, the layout, environment and over all situation. So this makes answering their questions challenging and time cons...

By David Popoff, Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct
(DMK Real Estate )
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Home Improvement Cost vs Value 2018.The annual Remodeling 2018 Cost vs Value Report is now out and on line. The report compares the average cost for 21 popular remodeling projects in 149 markets with the value those projects retain at resale in 100 US markets. The comparisons are broken up into 3...

By Mullen Real Estate Team, Realtor, CPA, CDPE, MBA
(RE/MAX Professional Associates)
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By: Leanne Potts Not to mention, get you a nice ROI on your home’s value. Don’t spend the whole summer planning your dream fire pit or there could be frost on the ground before it’s ready to roar. Start your DIY now and you won’t miss a single day of prime bonfire season. Plus, there’s this: A pr...

By Mike Young, FHA 203k Consultant 916-758-1807
(203kOnLine.com, covering California & most other states)
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Richmond CA, my home town is ripe for FHA 203k loansYep, I grew up in Richmond and San Pablo. It is always a special treat to do consultations in your home town, at least I've always felt that way.Over the years we've done hundreds of projects in my home town. I remember one we did on a home wher...

By Mike Young, FHA 203k Consultant 916-758-1807
(203kOnLine.com, covering California & most other states)
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What is the biggest issue with Limited 203k loans?The biggest issue with any 203k, Standard or Limited is getting your bid in a timely manner. So what is the cure? Simply use an FHA 203k consultant for your FHA and HomeStyle loans. The consultant will help you work out a "scope of work" and bid t...

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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Stop Breathing Dirty Contaminated Air Today!Supreme Air Duct Service IncA+ Rated BBB Accredited  BusinessOpen 7 DaysResidential/Commercial Air Duct Cleaninghttp://www.supremeairductservice.com   Have you noticed an increased level of dust buildup in your home or office lately? Do you or anyone in...

By The Temple Team, Specializing in Charlotte/ Lake Norman Real Estate
(THE TEMPLE TEAM)
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Here are a FEW HELPFUL TIPS using every day things you probably already have around the house!  Bring to a Boil and then let Simmer: 2 - 3 cups water cinnamon orange peel  cloves Fill a Glass or Jar with Vinegar and place in any part of the room Soak a Cotton Ball with Vanilla Extract and place o...

By Michael Peron, Michael Peron, Dave Florida Real Estate
(South Florida Home Solutions)
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Home Design Trends to Watch in 2018 We frequently get questions from clients who are taking on decorating and remodeling projects and want to ensure their dollars are invested wisely.Which looks will last for years to come, and which ones will feel dated quickly? What colors and styles are most p...

By Michael Peron, Michael Peron, Dave Florida Real Estate
(South Florida Home Solutions)
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Warning: As the texturing may have been applied before the ban on asbestos in 1978 (Clean Air Act—a United States Federal Law), its removal should only be done by a licensed professional or after testing of a sample by a qualified laboratory has ruled out asbestos content. For more information on...

By Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(DFW FINE PROPERTIES)
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Author: Patricia Feager, 2/16/2018 WHEN DOES SPRING START AND ENDSpring begins March 20 and ends on June 21, 2018. BASIC TWO-STEPOrganize your spring cleaning into two steps: Who are you going to call? What can you do everyday for 32 days?  SCHEDULE APPOINTMENTSNow is the time to shop prices and ...

By Paul Antonelli, Broker Owner; NextHome Antonelli Realty
(NextHome Antonelli Realty)
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As we begin to approach Spring, we will find many spring-cleaning tips. However, there are some items you should not wait until one or even twice a year to clean. Realtor.com recently posted an article on things in a home that are dirtier than a toilet. Below is a list of just 5 of those items we...

By Lori Gemme, Boutique realty firm, Staying up on RE Trends
(NVGemme Real Estate)
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Happy Wednesday!Are you moving and need some guidance? Then this week's blog post at Nevada Gemme Real Esate is just for you.To view, click below https://www.nvgemmere.com/blog/tips-for-moving-into-your-new-home/ For more information contact us at   o.  775-686-2428   e. LoriGemmeRE@gmail.com 200...

By Teri Barton, Teri Barton and The Compass Real Estate Team,
(Compass Real Estate Team - Powered by eXp Realty CA, Inc.)
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We all like a change of scenery, especially when it comes to our homes. Whether it’s simply adding a different color to a room or taking on a major remodel, it’s refreshing to make a change, and sometimes it can add value to your home. Regardless of the size of the project, there’s a lot to think...