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 Danish Mehmood, Iam A Real State Agent
(Real State Company)
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Before putting your house up for sale, there are some things that you need to do that will help to start the process of getting your house ready to sell. In this article, we will give you a list of things that need to be done to prepare your home.By doing these things, you'll not only ensure that...

By Sandra Nickel, The Hat Team
(Sandra Nickel REALTORS)
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Everyone has different tastes when it comes to home decor, and window dressing is no exception. While most of what we see in magazines and home websites are windows covered in draperies, that may not be what we have in mind for our own home. What are the alternatives? There are plenty of differen...

By Anna Chroscicki, Realtor - St. Lucie County affordable Real Estate
(Re/Max Masterpiece Realty)
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 Sustainability is not only a trend in our lifestyles but also in interior design. Consider adding sustainable elements to your home, like repurposed furniture or energy-efficient lighting. Sustainability will not only save you money in the long run, but it is also a gorgeous aesthetic.       
Regardless of where you live, heavy rain can have lasting effects on your home if you are not taking proper care of your ceilings, pipes, leaks etc. Mold, unfortunately, can grow on everything, and if you live in a place where rain is not as common, a heavy rainstorm on a vulnerable place in your...

By Joe Gonzalez, NMLS# 126036 (610) 739-6563
(CrossCountry Mortgage, LLC NMLS #3029)
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If you have paid attention to the news recently, you have probably heard about the coronavirus pandemic which also goes by the name COVID-19. Those who are exposed to the virus might be asked to place themselves in quarantine. Some states have even told their residents to shelter in place. While ...

By Danish Mehmood, Iam A Real State Agent
(Real State Company)
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Painting is one of the easiest ways to give you home a breath of fresh air. Whether that old room requires a revamp or a perfect coat for your recently completed abode, choosing the right color is critical.Here’s how to choose paint colors that best suit your home.Why Painting Your Home Is Import...

By David Jackson, MBA, Financial lending analyst
(Olympus Labs)
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 If you’re looking to update your home or are wanting to do a fit-out on a new house, you might still be deciding on whether you’re going to use shutters, blinds or curtains. Plantation shutters might be one such option that you’ve discovered in your research, and you may already have some idea o...

By Richa Nayyar
(Coming service)
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The Fyre Festival, which was the talk of the town in 2017, required guests to part with $100,000 for tickets. Despite the aggressive advertising that involved celebrity endorsement, the event was a major flop. Throwing a big event can be overwhelming even for the most seasoned event planners.You ...

By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
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The answer, of course, is it depends. This will often vary based on where you live (part of the country), type of home/construction and whether you will be doing the work yourself or hiring a professional. Of course, it will also depend on the cost of the tile and hardwood. Before I explore these...
Continuous wear and tear due to the daily usage of your vehicle can do real damage to the exterior of your vehicle no matter how much you take care of it. Heavy rains, debris, and damaged roads can damage the outer finish of your truck. Therefore, it is very important to safeguard the aesthetics ...

By Ann Nguyen, Lake Tahoe Truckee Homes For Sale
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
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 It’s no secret that the kitchen ranks highly among luxury homeowners. Often described as the heart of the home, this is where families gather together and make memories, which is why you want a cooking area that’s a cut above the rest. Here are a few key features that’ll enhance your kitchen, as...

By David Jackson, MBA, Financial lending analyst
(Olympus Labs)
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Buying a house is usually a pretty difficult and energy-draining process that might sometimes leave you tired both physically and emotionally. It can be truly challenging since there are so much to consider: price, location, traffic, public transport, nearby schools, shops, restaurants – everythi...

By Richa Nayyar
(Coming service)
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One of the most common questions I hear from people who want to get professionalelectrician services they should hire a professional. There are many benefits to using a professional, but here is a brief look at the most important one:Hiring a professional electrician to do your electrical needs s...

By ValuePenguin By LendingTree
(LendingTree)
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Being quarantined at home during the coronavirus outbreak can mean having more time for DIY home improvement projects, and after receiving stimulus checks under the government’s CARES Act, some homeowners may have extra cash on hand to execute their ideas. But anyone planning to take on renovatio...

By Danish Mehmood, Iam A Real State Agent
(Real State Company)
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 Are you interested in learning more about how a home inspection works? What does the process look like from your end?Maybe you're selling your home and have an interested buyer that wants to perform a home inspection. Perhaps you're the interested buyer that wants to make sure everything checks ...
A patient looks towards the global earnings in these moments of Covid-19, and you will recognize that the whole human race will have to go within an entire makeover.But yes, there are two choices — you can either look with belief or cow down in terror. After some weeks, you will have no possibili...

By Danish Mehmood, Iam A Real State Agent
(Real State Company)
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Thinking about getting a new office space?If you are considering a portable office you may be wondering if it is truly a good idea. In order to make your decision, you will need to know more about these offices so that you can decide if one is right for you. Setting up a regular office can be exp...

By Danish Mehmood, Iam A Real State Agent
(Real State Company)
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 Is your living room furniture beginning to look a bit shabby? Are you ready to purchase a new sofa?Purchasing a high-quality sofa may seem like a waste of money. Yet getting smart about your purchase could save you a great deal of money down the road. Lower-quality furniture will result in quick...

By Micheal John
(Micheal John)
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For the vast majority of the previous century, power deals and monetary movements have changed a couple. This was surely evident in 2008 when a monetary downturn saw deals plunge strongly in the wake of arriving at a memorable high the prior year. From that point forward, be that as it may, the d...

By David Popoff, Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct
(DMK Real Estate )
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Home Improvement Cost vs Value 2020.The annual Remodeling 2020 Cost vs Value Report is now out and on line. The report compares the average cost for 22 popular remodeling projects in over 100 metro markets with the value those projects retain at resale in 100 US markets. Click here for Key Trends...