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 Steve Stenros, CREIA MCI, ICC, ACI Home Inspector,San Diego
(Poway,La Jolla,Del Mar,Mira Mesa,Carlsbad,Escondido,Temecula)
Comments 53
If You Have These Smoke Alarms, Get Rid Of Them! There are two types of smoke alarms, photoelectric and ionization. Which one should you use? Ionization alarms respond marginally faster to an open or “fast-flame” fire than a photoelectric smoke alarm. On average, ionization alarms will react abou...

By Samuel John, We give you daily about real estate market.
(Daily Real Estate Update)
Comments 0
The house is one of the most important aspects. It provides the security feel to the human being. Everyone should keep the home clean that provide the healthy environment to the residents. No should live in the dirty house. If both the husband and wife are going job they can hire the reputed home...

By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
Comments 10
Are you are thinking of selling your home in the next few years? Make those upgrades now that you know you are going to need to make later so that you can enjoy them while you are still in your home. Remodeling your home can make it more convenient and comfortable for your family and may also inc...

By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
Comments 10
Some Blogs just have to be reblogged and this one by Karen Borden is one of them.  #1 Minor Bathroom Remodel Average return at resale: 102 percent It costs about $10,500 to replace the tub, tile surround, floor, toilet, sink, vanity and fixtures. You’ll get back an average of $10,700 at resale, a...

By Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
(Fred Griffin Real Estate)
Comments 2
Are you are thinking of selling your home in the next few years? Make those upgrades now that you know you are going to need to make later so that you can enjoy them while you are still in your home. Remodeling your home can make it more convenient and comfortable for your family and may also in...
Turning your kitchen from simply a functional space to an amazing kitchen can take a bit of effort. We’re sharing our top designer tips below to help you plan and create the kitchen of your dreams.Define Kitchen ZonesA kitchen should have a defined space for food preparation, storage, and for tac...

By Sandra Nickel, The Hat Team
(Sandra Nickel REALTORS)
Comments 3
So, you think you like modern décor, or is it contemporary?  You may think the two styles are synonymous, but they are quite different.  If you are decorating your home, or if you’ve hired a decorator to do it for you, terminology matters!  It’s important to know the correct words to describe the...

By Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
(Fred Griffin Real Estate)
Comments 2
After moving into your home, you may be thrilled to have established equity from your down payment on day one of ownership. You may also be eager to increase your equity with each monthly mortgage payment. Equity will also increase as your home’s value increases. Value increase is associated wit...
Minimalist home décor is quite popular these days because many have come to appreciate the beauty of creating a home environment that focuses on clean simple lines. Far from being just a trend, minimalist home décor is a classic in interior design. Below are minimalist home decorating tips that y...

By Tiffany Hayden, We support real estate agent pros in the U.S.
(Top 10 Contractor)
Comments 1
Contrary to the popular belief, it is not so difficult to create a cheap bathroom with a touch of luxury and extravagance. In fact, there are plenty of ways and methods to help you renovate and have a function and beautiful bathing space. The secret is having a good plan and go for alternatives t...

By Valeria Mola, 305-607-0709 SIB Realty
(SIB REALTY)
Comments 12
SIB Realty | Featured Properties | http://www.SIBRealty.com/ | Office 305-931-6931 | Sunny Isles Beach We Speak English, Russian. If you are going to sell, buy or lease Condo at Sunny Isles Beach allow us to help you.  Sunny Isles Beach Condos Sell Fast When The Price is Right! Call our Condo  S...

By Tamra Lee Ulmer, FORCE~NRBA ~ Over 1000 REO Assets SOLD!
(Arizona Resource Realty)
Comments 6
Your home, like your life is a series of evolutions and special moments. Improving your home can sometime be a very difficult task. Many homeowners do not even know where to start when it comes to home improvement projects. Once you find something to improve, it can cost more than what it’s worth...

By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
Comments 3
Is it for real or is it a mural? Some home wall or mural art is difficult to tell. Create some fun and creativity at your home. 3D art can transform your walls, gardens, floors and garage doors. Take a look and smile!                                                          Window to the city or ...

By Karen Borden
(Keller Williams)
Comments 4
#1 Minor Bathroom Remodel Average return at resale: 102 percentIt costs about $10,500 to replace the tub, tile surround, floor, toilet, sink, vanity and fixtures. You’ll get back an average of $10,700 at resale, a recoup rate of 102 percent.If you can pipe a child’s name on a birthday cake, you c...

By Kim Anderson, We'll buy your house fast & give you cash for it.
(Kims Properties)
Comments 0
There are numerous choices when you are looking to get a new roof, and one of the questions is, is foam roofing worth it? Let’s begin by finding out a little bit more about foam roofing.Is Foam Roofing Worth It? - Things to ConsiderFoam roofing is polyurethane foam which has been utilized for ins...

By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
Comments 0
It’s a seller’s market, home values are going up and there is a shortage of housing in Tallahassee. It may appear as though the days of house flipping in our area are long gone, but don’t give up yet. Admittedly, it is more complicated to flip a house in some segments of our market, but below are...

By Andre Smith, Real estate agent in Glenn County
(Morrie Mages Property)
Comments 1
After moving into your home, you may be thrilled to have established equity from your down payment on day one of ownership. You may also be eager to increase your equity with each monthly mortgage payment. Equity will also increase as your home’s value increases. Value increase is associated with...

By Renovation Find, Helping you find the best renovation companies.
(RenovationFind)
Comments 2
If you are faced with a situation in which the current look of your home is less than inspiring, it is high time to make some changes. One creative and cost-effective idea to consider is painting your cabinets. It is one of the easiest things to do and the changes are instantly visible. Of course...

By Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
(Fred Griffin Real Estate)
Comments 0
Your home, like your life is a series of evolutions and special moments. Improving your home can sometime be a very difficult task. Many homeowners do not even know where to start when it comes to home improvement projects. Once you find something to improve, it can cost more than what it’s wort...

By Tom Evans, Real Estate Counselor and Investor
Comments 1
 If you have a land that you recently found or bought, the best you can do with it is build a custom home. Even if you already have a home, you can always use an extra one for family vacations or for retirement. The only way to build a home that fits the idea of your ‘dream house’ is hiring the r...