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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Put the hammer down and the glasses on and read on.

Trending blogs on Home Improvement

A deck is the most magnificent aspect of the house; in this space, you hold family gatherings, celebrations, friends' bbq parties, and festivals. However, wooden decks require high maintenance, and you have to invest a significant amount every year after winter to get rid of the wear and tear.How...

By Richa Nayyar
(Coming service)
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There is more to having windows in your home than simply looking good. The appearance of your windows is important; given that they can make your home look very well and can add to its marketability should you ever decide to sell.However your windows have to perform properly otherwise they will b...

By Tamra Lee Ulmer, FORCE~NRBA ~ Over 1000 REO Assets SOLD!
(Arizona Resource Realty)
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Renovation can take weeks, sometimes months. That means endless days of subcontractors traipsing through your home, noisy tools and major dust. Even some minor projects can disrupt your daily routine. If you are determined to do so, then you have already done some research and know what to expect...

By Andrea Bedard, M.A.; REALTOR® Silver Spring, MD and beyond
(Thompson Company, REALTORS®)
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It's no secret that I am not a fan of cookie-cutter homes. I love individual charm. I love the history of older homes and the stories they tell. And I love authentic, original details. But I also appreciate when (new) owners put their heart and soul into their property, cookie-cutter or not, and ...

By Richa Nayyar
(Coming service)
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A lot of people are still skeptical when it comes to using medications to manage chronic pain. One of the reasons why is because many of the painkillers used today are known to cause side effect thus making them unsafe for long term use. Also, the fear of dependency is another factor, which makes...

By Richa Nayyar
(Coming service)
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According to the professionals, there are so many fantastic models are out there and Kim kardashina is one of the great American Media personalities. She is considered as most versatile person who is businesswoman, actress and socialite as well. Such famous personality has gained the attention by...
You will find a particular war of the words has been taking the place in the America. The controversy of Donald Trump and Fox news reporter is on its hype. All things have been started from the social networking site.According to the some rumors Trump is already dealing with the Ukraine’s preside...
The repair ought to be long lasting. If you're determined to carry out your own repairs, you require the right tools for the job. Currently, it grows more costly than a very simple roof restoration.While the quantity of missing material plays into replacement outlays, so does the range of shingle...

By Leland Schwab, President, Schwab Realty
(Schwab Realty, Inc.)
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Practical Tips for Turning Your Garage Into a Rec Room There are many reasons to create a rec room at your home. It provides a space to host ping pong tournaments or get the family together for movie marathons, and it gives your kids and their friends the perfect area for a sleepover, to name a f...

By Fred Sed, Your Orange County Realtor, Why? Because Fred Sed
(Fred Sed Group ~ Your Premier Southern California Realtors)
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 If you’re planning on selling your home it doesn’t matter if you’ve been living there for one year, or 50 years, your house is going to have a fair amount of “clutter” that should be kept out of sight of home buyers.Eliminating the clutter in your home will showcase the space that your house has...

By Kate Steven, Best Real Estate Blog
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Regular maintenance of plumbing is necessary to keep your home’s plumbing system running smoothly. Plumbing maintenance requires little time and little money and help to minimize future plumbing problems that require more time and money. Just like any other appliances in your home the plumbing sy...

By Asad Malik, I'm an real estate agent and a house builder.
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When you leave your home for travel, the thing which would bother you the most is the safety and security of your home and valuable assets. You must make sure that no one can break into your home to steal anything after you. Here are 8 tips mentioned to help you make your home safe and sound befo...

By Asad Malik, I'm an real estate agent and a house builder.
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Many homeowners prefer to paint their homes on their own. If you are among those, you must know additional tips and techniques which can help you get done with your painting job effectively. Also, your money and time will be saved in the process.Here are 7 quick tips to help you with painting for...

By David Best, Turn your house into a home! Home Improvement Tips
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The bathroom is an important department in your home; every upgrade to this space will not only improve your home’s value but also give you a much better convenience. Nothing compares to a fully-functional bathroom where you can get a hot bath after a very long day. Most times, however, we tend t...

By The Temple Team, Specializing in Lake Norman/Charlotte/Charleston
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 Are you Looking for a few Ideas and Inspiration for a UNIQUE, FUN & EXCITING Room For Your Children?   Here are a few ideas that might inspire you to think "outside of the box" and will sure to be a HUGE HIT with the kiddos!  Just take a few hints on what they love the most and run with it! The ...

By Kurt Davidson, Gratefully Serving Greater Portland-Vancouver
(Davidson Home Group | Keller Williams Portland Central)
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By Larissa RunkleKatarzynaBialasiewicz/iStock; realtor.comWorking from home is great, unless you hate your workspace almost as much as the one in the office. Whether you have a whole room in the house to yourself, or just a corner of the den, sprucing things up with some fresh designs can make yo...

By Mark and Laura Anderson, Common Name - Uncommon Service
(Realty Group Inc)
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Top 8 Home Design and Remodeling Trends for 2019  If you’re a current homeowner, or in the market to buy, you’re probably curious about the latest trends in home design. Sellers who make strategic updates before listing a property can generate increased interest from buyers and, in some cases, a ...
Thinking of building a custom home in the Hill Country? Cities such as Austin or San Antonio are just 1 ½ to 2 hours or so from Houston, and offer beautiful surroundings marked by natural features such as hills, lakes, and rivers that make for breathtaking views from your new custom-built home. T...

By Tania Matthews, Orlando, FL Real Estate
(Tania Matthews Team)
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Maintenance is a natural by-product of owning a home and properly maintaining a home is one of the best ways to prevent water damage. It needs to be done, otherwise, you could be looking at costly water losses, repairs, and insurance claims. Water damage is one of the most common and costly disas...

By Reuben Saltzman, Delivering the Unbiased Truth.
(Structure Tech Home Inspections)
Comments 44
Goodbye post hole. Goodbye post hole digger. Goodbye worker bending over the hole. Goodbye two-man auger, and the gas that goes in it. Goodbye concrete mix. Goodbye wheel barrow. Goodbye sonotube, and the rebar inside it. Goodbye frost heave, and Goodbye heaved steps. Goodbye heaved footings, and...