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.


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By Kim Anderson, We'll buy your house fast & give you cash for it.
(Kims Properties)
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Molds are fungal microorganisms that flourish in the presence of moisture and decay. Mold fungi feed on dead organic matter and sometimes living organisms. Mold reproduces through spores which are dispersed by air currents. Although we know how mold comes about, do we know anything about how to g...

By Tom Gilliam- RE/MAX Classic, Exceeding Your Expectations
(Re/Max Classic)
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Each fall, decorators begin to share the interior design trends we can expect to see in the new year. Looking ahead to 2019, bold colors, metallics, and statement ceilings take center stage.If you’re planning to put your place on the market and want it to appear like the freshest spot on the bloc...

By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
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On December 3, 2018, Margaret Heidenry published a very helpful report on Realtor.com about the fallowing list of presale home improvements tips sellers should avoid.1. Going to trendy,2. Smart house, dumb decision,3. Adding a guesthouse,4. Rehabbing the roof,5. DIYing to cut corners,6. Opening p...

By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
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On December 7, 2018, Teresa Traverse published a very helpful report on Realtor.com about the fallowing list of lights safety tips for Christmas.1. Make sure the lights have been certified for safety,2, Don't use indoor lights outside,3. Inspect the lights before use,4. Stabilize your ladder,5. D...

By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
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One of the things about remodeling a house is realizing contractors are limited by their experiences. They don't know everything. Especially general contractors. Every single one of them has a different opinion. Usually, the goal seems to be to pay their workers as little as possible and get the ...

By Women of Westchester Working Together, Women helping Women get ahead
(Women of Westchester Working Together)
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Hey, it's Dagmar again from Dagmar's Home. On my blog I have recently shared many ideas and tips on how to enter the Holiday Season as prepared as possible!  Every year, I'm getting into the Christmas spirit by putting together my Christmas Home Tour, and I hope I will bring that spirit into othe...

By Samuel John, We give you daily about real estate market.
(Daily Real Estate Update)
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Wet Rooms are super-stylish and excellent to provide a modern aim to your washroom. The accessibility of varied design and styles to match every taste is a fantastic way to add value to your home. Any kind of company focusing on wet space installation might be able to create your desire shower lo...

By Kim Anderson, We'll buy your house fast & give you cash for it.
(Kims Properties)
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Foam roofs have become increasingly popular lately. But what is a foam roof? Foam roofing is done by spraying a thick foam solution on the roof and letting it dry. While this roofing system has been around for some time, it’s becoming more popular now because of the vast number of advantages it h...

By Kim Anderson, We'll buy your house fast & give you cash for it.
(Kims Properties)
Comments 0
The exterior of a home can say a lot about it. It’s a representation of your style and personality as a homeowner. That’s why many people often are a little bit more adventurous when it comes to their vinyl siding, since these can be customized with many different colors. So, what are the best vi...

By Tommy Wyher, I am an freelance writer and professional marketer
(Husky Marketing)
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When we consider selling our home, we’re often in a rush to do so. But hold up, because it’s smarter to see whether there are areas to improve upon first. This way, selling the house or apartment in a better condition is likely to secure a higher price. Royalty Free PhotoThe trick is to focus on ...

By Tamra Lee Ulmer, FORCE~NRBA ~ Over 1000 REO Assets SOLD!
(Arizona Resource Realty)
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The Christmas is in full swing, which means it is time to entertain or invite family or friends over. In this you will be able to know some holiday home preparation tips from some of the best interior designers on everything, from crafting a festive wreath t arranging a stylish bar.Hosting holida...

By Sandra Nickel, The Hat Team
(Sandra Nickel REALTORS)
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I know you probably just finished pulling out all your holiday decorations, but it’s not too early to start thinking about how you’re going to put it all away.  If you’re like me, every year you tell yourself “this year I will be super organized when I put my holiday decorations away!” Also, if y...

By Kim Anderson, We'll buy your house fast & give you cash for it.
(Kims Properties)
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Having a pool has its perks, but how often should you clean your pool? It is purely based on the ambiance and usage -- regular usage may pollute the water, while at the same time, unused water tends to accumulate dust and other pollutants. In any case, having a proper schedule to clean your pool ...

By Karen Borden
(Keller Williams)
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We get a lot of calls from people who are comfortable in some rooms of their house but not others.You don't have to freeze or burn up in one room so that you can be comfortable in another.This is a fixable problem and there's a science to it.That science is important and you want to have an HVAC ...

By Granite Heroes, Marble, Granite & Terrazzo Restoration
(Granite Heroes)
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Step 1: Slate Floor Cleaning & Stripping This is what happens to natural stone floor, specifically slate, when the flooring is waxed with a carpet covering the floor tiles for a period of time.  Slate floors are a common flooring element in most homes in the Chicagoland area.  Most of the floori...

By Kim Anderson, We'll buy your house fast & give you cash for it.
(Kims Properties)
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Are you thinking of redesigning a bedroom on a budget? Redesigning bedrooms is always fun for every family member. Indeed, your kids would truly love redesigning their bedrooms because they’re always comfortable with changing the look of their rooms.Redesigning your bedroom can be done using vari...

By Mike Sackman, Realtor, Broker ABR, CRS. All around good guy!
(HomesFinder Realty Group)
Comments 0
Owning a home is an investment that, as we all know, will need repairs and improvements as the years go by. Many people prepare for the mortgage payment and other costs, but sudden repairs can catch anyone off guard. In fact, around 31% of homeowners don't set aside enough for home repairs.What a...

By Michele Cadogan-Cell 917-861-9166, Licensed Real Estate Associate Broker -
(Fillmore Real Estate 2926 Ave J Brooklyn NY 11210)
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 5 Things To Stop Drafts In Your Home   How To Stop Drafts in My Brooklyn Home - 5  Things To Do To Keep Cold Air Out  As winter arrives  bringing cold winds  / air   we  are  always looking for things to do to keep our homes warm without raising our thermostats.  Here are a few things to do the ...
Home automation can give you a smarter home that in turn, can provide you with an incredible living experience. This means more free time, an increased sense of safety, and overall easier life.Want the above too? Then check out our top home automation ideas below!Go for Automated FireplaceAutomat...

By Renovation Find, Helping you find the best renovation companies.
(RenovationFind)
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The sewer lines transport waste water from your home’s plumbing system to the main sewer lines that run underground.  When we think about our plumbing system our concern is usually about the lines inside the house.  Issues with outside sewer lines or requiring sewer cleaning in Edmonton is not so...