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 Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
Comments 16
These gigantic flowers really make a statement - spider lilies stand out!  These tropical flowers bloom in the spring/summer season here in Hawaii.A white spider lily flower in Haiku MauiWhite is the most common color, but they also come in a purplish red shade which is called the Queen Emma spid...

By Tom and Bev Herring, Tulsa Oklahoma Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker - Rader Group)
Comments 0
Summer Lawn Care Tips for the Tulsa HomeHello to all of you Tulsa home owners out there working hard in the yard! Yard work is tedious and very time consuming. Some people enjoy it and find it therapeutic while others dread it. Regardless of how much you do or don’t like yard work, having a yard ...

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(Supreme Air Duct Services 888-784-0746)
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You’ve probably heard it said that the foundation is the most important part of your home. It is the support and layout for the rest of the building process, so the last thing you want to do is have a foundation that isn’t all it should be. A bad foundation can impact a house for the lifetime of ...

By Michelle Cooks, Pensacola, Pace & Gulf Breeze Property Management
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services)
Comments 0
Pensacola, Pace, Gulf Breeze Property Management: Fla. gives property insurers a higher rate hike than requestedThe state says it approves financially sound insurance rate hike requests, and its approval may be "more or less than what a company requests." For two Fla. insurers, the state deemed t...

By What Not To Renovate - Milan B., We provide tips & trends on home renos & designs
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Finishing a basement is a decision that most owners struggle with.  Here are some popular ways finished basments are used: playroom, movie room, family room, bar, wine cellar, library, office, craft room, laundry or guest room. We've included some favorite basement design ideas and images below. ...

By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 32
With a little organization you can reclaim valuable space that is being wasted in your home.  You won't believe how much space you can create by simply getting rid of stuff you no longer need, and designating a place for everything else." A place for everything, and everything in it's place."Whet...

By Supreme Air Duct Svc, Serving ALL of So CA! Air Duct Cleaning Experts
(Supreme Air Duct Services 888-784-0746)
Comments 2
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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)
Comments 0
951-220-8608 Banning Air Duct Cleaning, Beaumont CA air duct cleaningAnyone that lives in a rural area such as many areas in the inland empire, should have their air ducts cleaned on a regular basis.Many of these homes are built in areas that are undeveloped and surrounded by open land or desert ...
How cool will your house be this summer in Tampa FL when the spring and summer sun comes?Just like your car, truck or boat, your air conditioner at home needs a regular tune-up. Assuming you don’t know much about air conditioners, we wanted to share some quick tips and facts:Your home’s air condi...

By Supreme Air Duct Svc, Serving ALL of So CA! Air Duct Cleaning Experts
(Supreme Air Duct Services 888-784-0746)
Comments 20
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By Rei Mesa
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty)
Comments 1
If you live in a Melbourne / Space Coast home, you need to be somewhat concerned about water damage to your appliances. After all, you are more likely to suffer from a broken dishwasher or malfunctioning toilet than being struck by nasty weather. Terrible damage usually occurs when nobody is home...

By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Comments 2
A Stitch in Time Saves Nine" 6 Ways to Save In the Long Run My mother used to tell me that growing up, and yes, I learned to mend my clothing. If I didn't catch the beginnings of a dropped hem in a dress, pretty soon I'd have to hem the WHOLE dress. So, yes, stitching 10 stitches was definitely p...

By Michelle Cooks, Pensacola, Pace & Gulf Breeze Property Management
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services)
Comments 1
Pensacola, Pace, Gulf Breeze Property Management: More owners remodeling to 'age in place'NAHB survey: Builders report an uptick in remodeling projects that allow homeowners to age in place, such as wider doorways, new grab bars and higher toilets. They found a bit less demand for big projects. R...

By Michelle Cooks, Pensacola, Pace & Gulf Breeze Property Management
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services)
Comments 1
Pensacola, Pace, Gulf Breeze Property Management: Okeechobee reservoir bill becomes lawGov. Scott signed SB 10 Tuesday - one of the bills highlighted in Florida Realtors' end-of-session report as a real estate win for the 2017 legislative session. Read more. Are you paying too much in Property Ma...

By Jack Solloway, There's Only One Right Choice in Real Estate
(Right Choice Realty)
Comments 2
City dwellers, college students, retirees and many others often choose to live in condos, apartments, lofts, or small homes. The key to maximizing these living quarters is to take advantage of the space that is available, making it functional while utilizing the right décor to create a roomier, a...

By David J. Caracausa, ABR, CRB, CRS, GRI, SRES, CRE
(The Premier Properties Group)
Comments 3
If you’re thinking of selling your home, you’re probably thinking about what you can do to get it in shape to show. But if you’re working on a tight budget, you’re probably wondering what the most inexpensive home improvements are that will still ensure you’ll get the most from the sale of your h...

By Marc Jablon
(New Harbor Realty)
Comments 0
Does the front of your home look like it could be the setting of a Stephen King novel? If children rush past your yard while exchanging fearful whispers, it might be time to review your curb appeal.With summer coming soon, it’s a great opportunity to get your home ready for the market. Try these ...

By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
Comments 26
What is the best flooring choice for a kitchen? Pros and cons for the Top 9 kitchen floor choices.  This is a "condensed version" of my original article:  What is the best floor for a kitchen?  This version discusses the pros and cons for the Top 5 flooring choices for kitchens.  You can read abo...

By Supreme Air Duct Svc, Serving ALL of So CA! Air Duct Cleaning Experts
(Supreme Air Duct Services 888-784-0746)
Comments 0
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