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 Chris Brown- Florida Home Loan Specialist | Certified Mortgage Planner, Chris Brown 407.367.2974
(Chris Brown | Certified Mortgage Planners)
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There are so many ways in which you can green up your home and make it more sustainable these days that many people are considering tankless water heaters. While this can certainly be the right option depending on the space you have and the type of water you use, here are some things to consider ...
Don’t you just hate how bedrooms have that innate ability to somehow end up looking cluttered? From stacks of magazines, a few books, to some clothes strewn everywhere, even the most well-maintained bedrooms always seem to be in need of more storage to hide your personal things.Here are some feat...

By Karen Borden
(Keller Williams)
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Owning a home provides many benefits and advantages for those who achieve it, but the burden of maintaining, repairing and replacing home appliances goes right along with it. The decision to repair or replace a broken or failing appliance is often made under pressure and without adequate knowledg...

By Michelle Cooks, Pensacola, Pace & Gulf Breeze Property Management
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services)
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Pensacola, Pace, Gulf Breeze Property Management, No shutter permit could be headache for homeownerReal estate Q&A: A homeowner had shutters installed after Hurricane Wilma, but the contractor didn't get a permit. What could happen - and how to fix it? Read more. Are you paying too much in Proper...

By Gloria Valvasori, ASA, Outstanding Service Since 1987 416-717-6331
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Signature Service)
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TIPS ON HOW TO HIRE A CONTRACTORBEWARE OF THE PITFALLSAre you about to start a renovation, but don’t really know where to start to looking for a contractor?  It can be overwhelming as you want to find someone who is not only trustworthy, but also one that does professional quality work.Hiring a c...

By Joyce Kelley, Buyers Agent 800-309-3414 Pace and Gulf Breeze,Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services Inc)
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Home Buying in Gulf Breeze Florida 32561, Boomers lead remodeling surgeHarvard Joint Center for Housing Studies report: Homeowners 65-plus will do one-third of all improvement expenditures by 2025 - double their share from 1995-2005. Read more.  THOUSANDS OF HOMES... One Address www.charlesstalli...

By Terkel Sørensen, Realtor, 951.805.0773 , Bank owned and Short Sales
(Real Estate Places)
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Welcome to March - We are almost to the time when it I get itchy to make soe improvements to my house - I'm thinking you might too. And I'm not just talking about some new seed on the lawn. UPDATED 9/3/2015 - Additional HERO program info and benefits added. So, over the past few years, sales peop...

By Granite Heroes, Marble, Granite & Terrazzo Restoration
(Granite Heroes)
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Granite Heroes is doing business the right way. If you are a owner of a commercial property, or a property management company take a look at the Terrazzo work we did for a church. We are not done yet, but you can see where it is heading. This church is in Lincoln Park area and it is going to look...

By Jon Klein, Search Parkland Homes for Sale - Parkland FL
(Real Living 1st Choice Realty)
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There are so many ways in which you can green up your home and make it more sustainable these days that many people are considering tankless water heaters. While this can certainly be the right option depending on the space you have and the type of water you use, here are some things to consider...

By Granite Heroes, Marble, Granite & Terrazzo Restoration
(Granite Heroes)
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Granite Heroes Grayslake stone restoration archive, documents a day in the life of Granite Heroes. FREE ESTIMATES for all clients in Grayslake, Illinois. Step into our shoes, as we clean, polish & restore showers, counter tops, flooring and more. Book Online today and receive 10% off your service...

By Brian Burke, Broker & Advising Expert-Denver Luxury Real Estate
(Kenna Real Estate)
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How to select interior light for your room?...www.KennaRealEstate.com

By Mike & Jennifer Rigley, Expert Real Estate Services
(Real Estate Specialist -Rigley Realty Group)
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Mike and Jennifer Rigley (buyers) 916.378.4671 / (sellers) 916-660-5823 Info@RigleyRG.com What’s My Elk Grove Home Worth? Please call us to discuss your potential Home Value in Elk Grove, CA 916-660-5823. Click here to use our FREE Online Home Value Estimator. Call for a FREE consultation Whether...

By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
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A clean home always shows better and will sell for more money.  (They are also a much more attractive place to live.)  Here are some great cleaning tips from Diana White-Pettis: Cleaning Tips That Save Time and Money Spring - a time for new beginnings – has arrived! It's time to air out the winte...

By Sharon Sigman, Sharon Sigman
(RE/MAX )
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Pages of glossy magazines are often filled with immense rooms and oversized spaces full of grandeur and twelve-foot ceilings. But the truth is that most of us live in houses, apartments or townhomes built on a much smaller scale. When faced with the size of some of these tiny rooms, it's easy to ...

By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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Sometimes, we don't always have those store bought cleaning aids handy.  These are tips that you can use with items you can find available in your home. I also recommend keeping a box of borax in your laundry area.  It is another household item that can be used 100's of ways! Cleaning Tips That S...

By Diana White-Pettis, GRI, CDPE, CNE, Upper Marlboro Homes for Sale
(Exit Bennett Realty )
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Increasing Your Home's Value Perhaps, your home is probably your single largest investment. While the value of your home is largely determined by such things as location, size, condition and amenities, there are still steps you can take to maximize its worth. First, you need to evaluate your plan...

By Kevin McKenzie, Helping Realtors with Expert Content
(Spectrum Communications)
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When it comes to any sort of financial planning, there are often two phases. The first is the initial, on-paper tabulation, which gives you a general snapshot of your expenses, as well as the assurance that you have complete control of where your money is going. The second phase is reality, which...

By Diana White-Pettis, GRI, CDPE, CNE, Upper Marlboro Homes for Sale
(Exit Bennett Realty )
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Cleaning Tips That Save Time and MoneySpring - a time for new beginnings – has arrived! It's time to air out the winter blahs and let the sun shine in. But there's no need to knock ourselves out or over-spend on cleaning supplies. While reading a Good Housekeeping magazine, I came across some int...

By Claude Cross, Charlotte NC Homes For Sale
(Homes By Cross, Inc. )
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Must Haves for a Home Luxury Bathroom Remodel in CharlotteAre you in a beautiful Charlotte golf course house for sale, but are tired of your master bathroom? Perhaps it’s outdated or the layout is all wrong for you. While bathroom remodels cost a pretty penny, the good news is that you can recoup...

By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
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On April 10, 2017, Kara Masterson of Housecall published the following very helpful report about list of tips to look for before moving into a home.1. The Neighborhood2. Storage Space3. Plumbing System4. The Roof5. Sufficient DrainagePerhaps, there are more things to look for before moving into a...