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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 Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Plumbing issues and a "what now" thought. Just about every single home owner has ran nto this issue when remodeling a home. "All I wanted to do is change out this or that and find other issues that needed to be repaired". I was looking at my friend's home offering a bit of advice on how to instal...
By Sheila Moylan, Working To Get Value For Your Money
(C21 - Commonwealth)
Make Your Home Green This St. Patrick’s Day You’re ready to make some changes to your home, but you want to be smart with your money and see a positive return on your investment. While most homeowners don’t see that return until they sell their home, you can start seeing the benefits now through...
By Michele Connors, Your Eastern North Carolina Realtor
(The Overton Group, LLC & CB First Realty )
My job allows for me to literally see a wide variety of trends, some good...some not so good. Memories of do it yourself sponge painting comes to mind .. oh what a mistake ! The "look" that makes the biggest wow factor is one that can be a nice upfit for a boring room if you hire the right craf...
By Shannon Milligan, RVA Home Team - Winning with Integrity.
(RVA Home Team with Jefferson Properties)
Richmond VA Kitchen Remodel - Step 3 Selections Over the last week my husband and I have been making our selections for our complete kitchen remodel in the Salisbury neighborhood of Midlothian. We have been considering the style of our home, the upgrades of neighbors for resale purposes, and desp...
By Debb Janes, Realtor, Camas, Washington EcoBroker
(The Carl Group, LLC)
The Power of Trees - Benefits to Homeowners Most REALTORS®, including this one, know that mature landscaping adds value to a home. One of the best investments you can make is in professional landscaping. Well chosen plants, shrubs, and trees can increase the value of your home, and get it sold fa...
By Joanna Cohlan, Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes
(Fresh Eyes For Your Home)
As a Westchester County Interior Decorator and Designer, I always think of hardware as the jewelry of the house. Fabulous doorknobs, pulls, and handles on doors, cabinets and furniture can add some "bling" and wake up a tired look. Do it yourself remodelers often fail to give hardware the credit...
There is a fine line between adding color to your home décor and using too much color, so that you feel like you are living inside a rainbow. A little bit of color will add a lot of fun and interest to your home design, but too much color can be overwhelming. How can you achieve that perfect bala...
The Palm Beach Look - Lilly Pulitzer Inspired Interiors Vibrant Hues - Chinoiserie - Bamboo Palm Beach - Lilly Pulitzer Inspired There is something about "Lilly" colors, fresh fabrics, florals, vibrant hues that make us happy and ready for spring and summer. In Florida, we ar...
By Kristin Hamilton, CDPE, SFR, CHS -Realtor-Redlands/Loma Linda Homes
(Keller Williams Realty)
6 Plants to Turn Your Yard into a Butterfly and Hummingbird Paradise Do you want to buy plants to attract Butterflies and Hummingbirds? I have listed 6 great choices which will also add a lot of color to your yard. There are many plants that will attract birds, bees, butterflies and hummingbir...
(Albuquerque Homes Realty * www.AlbuquerqueHomes.com)
Contractor Tom shares some great information with us about stucco siding and wood rot. As most of the homes in the Albuquerque area are stucco this is important information for all in our area to read. When working with Albuquerque or Rio Rancho NM real estate clients I make sure we have a home...
By Donnie Keller, The Reata Realty Group under Fathom Realty
(FATHOM REALTY-THE REATA REALTY GROUP)
Architectural Trend #2: Relaxation Architectural Trend #2: Designing for Relaxation Glamorous homes in the magazines and TV are impressive, but are they relaxing? The trend this 2014 in homes is choosing comfort and relaxation over glamour and size. Homeowner are now shifting towards simpler, wo...
By Roberta LaRocca, REALTOR®, Broker, Salesperson, Property Management
(Simply Vegas Real Estate)
Alert - Failing KitchenAid Refrigerator Control Boards, part numbers 2307028 and the replacement W10219463, are no longer available, and apparently have had a fairly high failure rate. For the good news, I may be able to provide you with a possible simple repair as you read on. These refrigerato...
Open call for Feng Shui questions... One of the best ways for me to understand the thoughts of those interested in Feng Shui is simply asking, what questions do you have? Is it about Feng Shui for the home? Perhaps you have questions about the area of partnership, wealth , furniture placement, co...
(Albuquerque Homes Realty * www.AlbuquerqueHomes.com)
Home Stager, Decorator, blogger and friend Joanna Cohlan shares a good post with tips on the fact that the right hardware in a home does indeed matter. If you're hardware is outdated, or worn you will want to replace it, update it before listing your Albuquerque Home. As a Westchester County Int...
We at Carpet to Go abide by the World Floor Covering Association Code of Conduct as follows: To be truthful with my customers in all manners related to the sale, service and installation of floor covering. To refrain from misleading advertising of any nature, and offer only merchandise and servic...
By Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!
(Lisa Von Domek & Associates LLC, Real Estate Broker/Associate with Real Living Real Estate Group www.LisaVon.com)
Living Green, Saving Green You know that doing your part to protect the environment is worth doing. But did you also know that it pays off in more ways than one? As a GREEN Realtor I can tell you that going green can save some of the other kind of green that you can use for other things! He...
By Will Nesbitt, Nesbitt Realty is a family-run brokerage.
(Nesbitt Realty at Condo Alexandria)
What are some "pet friendly" feng shui flowers and plans, is an interesting article that can help renters and home owners, who own pets. For more specific details, continue reading below. What are some "pet friendly" Feng Shui flowers and Plants Brief list of Feng Shui "pet friendly" African dais...
By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Sacramento, CA - 916-765-5366
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
Stucco Buildings Can Experience Wood Rot Too. Because of the strong structural appearance of a stucco covered building, many feel that the structure is free of wood rot. Wood rot to the trim boards, fascia, bellybands are just as likely, if not more, as any other building. It is important tha...
Carpet can add warmth and beauty with color, texture, and value to your home. This carpet sale buying guide will help you make a fully informed decision on your project. Whether you are carpeting your home, re-carpeting a flip, or a rental, we will answer some tough questions so you can make t...
By Christina Swanson, Keller Williams of Southern Arizona
What To Consider When Buying A Fixer-Upper In your imagination it seems like a great idea – you purchase an older run-down Tucson property and you have the chance to fix it up and turn it into the home of your dreams. However, the renovation project that is simply a quick montage in your imag...