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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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 Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing
(Napa Consultants)
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 Ron's sister and nephew sent us these pictures of "their best in show (tongue in cheek)" furniture picks,"from the High Point furniture show in North Carolina which they recently attended! And then, there is this interesting piece of furniture, will this remain in the home, Sharon Tara ?  Will t...

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 Coldwell Banker RCI Realty Bozeman, Montana, Bozeman's oldest real estate company
(Coldwell Banker RCI Realty)
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2017 is upon us and the bright kitchens are out, being replaced with a more subdued, but very elegant feel.  Here are 10 hot kitchen trends we have noticed this year in Bozeman!  1. MAXIMIZE KITCHEN STORAGEAs tiny homes and condos seem to be trending (especially in Bozeman's market) maximizing st...

By Duane West
(3R's Construction Management LLC)
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3Rs Construction Has A New Pinterest Board Dedicated To Home Remodeling With Your Dog In Mind.People love their pets! When a dog is welcomed into a home, they become part of the family and we can’t imagine life without them. Dogs protect us, love us unconditionally, provide comfort, leave us “pre...

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 Sacramento Home Worth? Please call us to discuss your potential Home Value in Sacramento, CA 916-660-5823. Click here to use our FREE Online Home Value Estimator. Call for a FREE consultation Due t...

By Brian Burke, Broker & Advising Expert-Denver Luxury Real Estate
(Kenna Real Estate)
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Apply caulk evenly filling corner edges... www.KennaRealEstate.com

By Evelyn Bruder, CRS, GRI, ABR, E-PRO
(Steinborn & Associates Real Estate)
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We are starting a new weekly series of blog posts concentrating on high tech products that are currently trending in remodeling circles. This week we will start off in the most unlikely of places: the bathroom. What is trending in the bathroom? A high tech toilet? Low-flow shower-heads? Not exac...

By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
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Hardwood Flooring Trends for 2017  Yes, it's hot off the presses...My 2017 Hardwood Flooring trend report.  Last year's article received 115,000 clicks, and I'm hoping this one can exceed that.  So, without further ado... Hardwood floors continue to grow in popularity across the country. Whether ...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
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Selling or Staying...April 29 is the Day to Clean the Air When I read that Saturday, April 29 is Sense of Smell Day, my head and nose immediately turned to one of the biggest things that could derail the sale of a home.  Ask any agent and this one issue- odors in your home- is a quick turn-off fo...

By Maureen Megowan, Palos Verdes Real Estate Blog
(Remax Estate Properties - )
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I have recently provided design advice and renovation supervision on a major property renovation prior to it's listing at 3064 Martingale Dr. in Rancho Palos Verdes. The following is a description of the work performed:Removed some overhead cabinets in the kitchen between the kitchen dining area ...

By Paul Antonelli, Broker Owner; NextHome Antonelli Realty
(NextHome Antonelli Realty)
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With Tiny Houses all the rave right now, many people are considering building shed into mini houses.  Houselogic posted an article recently about whether its worth it or not.  If you considering going for the extra expense, consider what your future plans are. If your planning on selling your hom...
On the prowl for gardening ideas to try out? Growing a garden every year may get boring for some people, more so if they’ve been doing the same routine and planting the same plants year in and year out. If you’re looking for creative gardening ideas, this post is for you!Garden for the Native Bee...

By Mike & Jennifer Rigley, Expert Real Estate Services
(Real Estate Specialist -Rigley Realty Group)
Comments 1
Mike and Jennifer Rigley (buyers) 916.378.4671 / (sellers) 916-660-5823 Info@RigleyRG.com What’s My Sacramento Home Worth? Please call us to discuss your potential Home Value in Sacramento, CA 916-660-5823. Click here to use our FREE Online Home Value Estimator. Call for a FREE consultation With ...

By Nick and Cindy Davis, CRS,CLHMS,ABR,GRI,CIAS,ALHS,e-PRO,CDPE,SFR
(RE/MAX Premier Group)
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It could be a bad idea - surprising a loved one with a room makeover, especially when that loved one is your 12-year-old. See complete story here 4 Strategies for an unexpected Room Makeover

By Randy Mitchelson, APR, First Impressions are made at First Click
(iPartnerMedia.com #goipm & Homeland Heroes Home Loans)
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Best Home Services, a family-owned HVAC, electric and plumbing business serving southwest Florida from Naples to Sarasota has earned the 2016 Carrier President’s Award at the 2017 Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer National Meeting in New Orleans. The award recognizes a select group of Carrier Fac...

By Brian Burke, Broker & Advising Expert-Denver Luxury Real Estate
(Kenna Real Estate)
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www.KennaRealEstate.com - 10 Tips in Designing Fun and Lively Kid’s Bedroom, Use bright colored window treatments, Use child’s toys as decor, Use prints and paints, Use fabrics that fit the room, Decorate the ceiling, Place educational things in the room, Use photos for decorating, Use innovative...

By Brian Burke, Broker & Advising Expert-Denver Luxury Real Estate
(Kenna Real Estate)
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Ferns and other moisture-loving plants do best in vaporous rooms... www.KennaRealEstate.com 
Remodeling one’s kitchen is usually a very expensive project. Even small changes can quickly add up and eat your entire budget. The following kitchen remodeling tips have been specially curated to give you the most out of every penny you spend for your kitchen remodel.Try Alternative Materials fo...

By Jeffrey Masich, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Sell or Buy
(HomeSmart in Scottsdale, Arizona)
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One man's "Junk" is another man's "Art". With more since my last blog on this subject, here are more recycle ideas that create fun and interest in your home. Don't throw those unused items away! Use them to create  what some would say "junky" while others say "magical" home art and unique functio...

By Jeffrey Masich, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Sell or Buy
(HomeSmart in Scottsdale, Arizona)
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You may have questions about real estate and top home "update" ideas to get your home ready to sell and not sure whom to ask? You could ask me as your personal Realtor or you could ask the usually reliable but sometimes erratic "Garden Gnomes". You prefer to start with the garden gnomes, you say....