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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Trending blogs on Home Improvement

 
When it comes to furniture makeovers, you don't want any surprises.  But when using conventional products you are inevitably going to experience some unpredictable results.The more furniture pieces I refinish the more I realize that I like faux finishes more than the real thing.  One such example...

By TIM GRISSETT
(Chapman Hall Premier Realtors)
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Popcorn is great for lots of stuff. You can enjoy a big bucket with family and friends while at the movies, string it on a thread to give Christmas that old-fashioned touch and even turn it into questionable “treats” for Halloween. One place that it’s a lot less welcome is on the ceiling.Unfortun...

By Terkel Sørensen, Realtor, 951.805.0773 , Bank owned and Short Sales
(Real Estate Places)
Comments 100
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 Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(DFW FINE PROPERTIES)
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Motivational Post for 4/28/19by Patricia Feager   "Well done is better than well said."---Benjamin Franklin  There is a saying Eyes are the Windows to the Soul. By the same token, when buying a home aesthetics are key. At the Dallas Arboretum, the Foxgloves got my attention but it was the windows...

By Chrissy Boltan, Service professional specializing in Real Estate
(Pro Services)
Comments 1
Lowering or raising blinds is a very simple process. However, it’s not uncommon for blinds to get stuck in the lowered or raised position. There are plenty of reasons your blinds could get stuck. And if this happens, pulling it harder won’t fix it. Fortunately, here are a few tips on how to fix b...

By John Tabbart, Finding the Most Shared Content & Key Influencers
(Investment Properties)
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If your carpet smells like dog pee, then you must know how to get rid of that smell as soon as possible. Carpets are surely one of the most important parts of the house. Besides being aesthetically appealing, it provides comfort and functionality to your house. Although the complaint of “My whole...

By TIM GRISSETT
(Chapman Hall Premier Realtors)
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Your income tax is probably filed for last year by now and you've been through your expenses for the year.  Money spent on repairs to your home is not deductible but being aware of how much you spent last year may help you make a decision that could save you money this year.Sellers, often, provid...

By John Brave
(Global)
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It made use of to be that you had to plan your online casino adventure. When were you going to take time off from job? Exactly how were you going to obtain to the casino site, and also where were you going to stay? It's amazing, for those people that keep in mind those days, to see how simple the...

By Mullen Real Estate Team, Broker, Realtor, CPA, MBA (MA & CT)
(RE/MAX Professional Associates)
Comments 1
Here’s the thing you may have noticed about houses: They don’t clean themselves.Which is unfortunate, because if houses cleaned themselves you could spend less time cleaning yours, and more time doing something more fun, like watching “The Golden Girls,” because dang, that’s actually a great show...

By Stieg Strand, Always showing up and working hard for you
(RE/MAX Results)
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HGTV addicts listen up... You have an opportunity to own a peice of HGTV for only $245000. 1463 Sage Court in Shakopee, a three level split with 3 beds 2 bath Shakopee had an $80,000 full kitchen/dining/entry makeover in one evening!    Click here for more Sage Court information and virtual tour ...
Bathroom remodeling demands professional space management is effective for your specific needs. If it comes to bathroom remodeling or some other home improvement project, plenty of individuals involuntarily consider the materials that will be deemed necessary.Bathroom remodeling is composed of th...

By John Tabbart, Finding the Most Shared Content & Key Influencers
(Investment Properties)
Comments 0
If you live in Arizona, then probably you know about the common pests in the area. There are many pests in Arizona, and chances are high that you must have already encountered some of them. Although, is there anything to worry about? Take a closer look at some of these insects that can pose a ser...
As a DIY blogger, I’ve seen my fair share of Pinterest fails.  For every project that goes well there is at least one other that was a major flop.  It helps to keep the big picture in mind when pinching pennies on DIY projects.  Sometimes the best intentions can end up costing you so much more in...

By John Tabbart, Finding the Most Shared Content & Key Influencers
(Investment Properties)
Comments 2
Tile floors are easy to clean. But when you have to clean oil that has spilled off a tile floor, the task can be difficult. Since water and oil don’t mix, dealing with an oil spill requires a little more effort than your typical coffee or wine spill. Reaching out for the mop may not be an ideal o...

By Audrey Austin, Organization and Cleaning Expert
(Mommy Enlightened)
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Use of Sisal vs Jute as in Furnished Rental PropertiesWhen it comes to furnishing an apartment or home for rental, there is an age-old question of how best to keep cost low on carpet. If you consider cost per square inch, you’ll be doing yourself a favor by considering sisal vs jute in lieu of ta...

By Chrissy Boltan, Service professional specializing in Real Estate
(Pro Services)
Comments 0
The compressor is one of the most important parts of your air conditioning unit. It’s typically found inside the AC condenser that makes up the outside unit of your system. Its role is to compress cool refrigerant in order to increase temperature. Once the refrigerant temperature rises, gas leave...

By TIM GRISSETT
(Chapman Hall Premier Realtors)
Comments 0
The aqua jeweled waters of the Caribbean pared with lush, jungle-like vegetation that seems to stretch along the beach forever greet you every single summer. It’s amazing, really, and you hope that one of these days you’ll be able to turn off the Travel Channel and see them in person. But your ai...

By Patty Clark, Helping Families Move with Care
(Morningside Homes, LLC)
Comments 0
   Your income tax is probably filed for last year by now and you've been through your expenses for the year.  Money spent on repairs to your home is not deductible but being aware of how much you spent last year may help you make a decision that could save you money this year. Sellers, often, pr...

By Chrissy Boltan, Service professional specializing in Real Estate
(Pro Services)
Comments 2
Wooden floors are especially susceptible to damage from heavy furniture. While it can be tempting to simply drag furniture items across the floor when moving or repositioning them, it’s highly advisable not to do so as you could damage your wooden floor significantly. Learning how to move heavy f...

By Joe McCord, Making It Rain On The Regular
(Property Investment Wise)
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Nowadays, home buyers are more interested in homes that have multiple bathrooms like a special master bathroom, a family bathroom, a powder room etc. The master bedroom is a highly sought after room by modern home buyers. Your master bathroom can greatly impact the value of your property. As a re...