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

 

By Doug Dawes, Your Personal Realtor®
(Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA)
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...to get your home ready for Winter!I came across an article on the Bob Vila Blog, written by Lyna Bort Caruso, that provides a Winter preparedness checklist. Seems like a lot to do BUT your home is your castle and we don't want a drafty castle or unkempt yard, do we? There's still time even tho...
Pests invading and annoying our lives at home or office is a very common problem. And, that is why plenty of pest control services are available. However, it is not necessary that you have to go to the big guys, buying their details service instantly once you feel upset and annoying due to those ...

By TIM GRISSETT
(Chapman Hall Premier Realtors)
Comments 1
Clogged drains may be a pain, but liquid drain cleaners are even worse. They're no friend to the environment with their high toxicity levels that make them hazardous water pollutants. And their fumes are bad for air quality and unhealthy to inhale. Even if you plug your nose while you pour the st...

By Reuben Saltzman, Delivering the Unbiased Truth.
(Structure Tech Home Inspections)
Comments 36
A common question I get about older homes is whether two-prong outlets can safely be changed over to three-prong outlets.  Most home buyers today don't want to be stuck with two-prong outlets throughout the house.  Two-prong outlets can always be changed to three-prong, and this can be accomplish...

By Joe Boylan
(SpringsHomes)
Comments 1
Energy Efficiency has become an important feature for many of today's home buyers. In the most recent National Association of REALTORS 2019 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, 10% of respondents said they purchased a new home in lieu of an existing home based on Green or Energy efficiency feature...

By Shanna Day Team Leader AZ & UT - Call 480-415-7616, Top .0033% of 40,000+ Realtors in our MLS
(Keller Williams Realty EV (AZ) & Keller Williams SLC (UT))
Comments 1
Don't Forget To Check Your Drains & Plumbing Before Thanksgiving!Thanksgiving is right around the corner. At this time, you might already be midway in your preparations for the holiday but hope those plans have included having your drains and plumbing checked. Even if your drains are only partial...

By Chrissy Boltan, Service professional specializing in Real Estate
(Pro Services)
Comments 1
Refrigerator is surely one of the most important and most essential components in the kitchen. You cannot really do anything without it. As much as these refrigerators are beneficial to you, they can also get problems. Some of the problems can have quick and easy solutions too. Here is a list of ...
Tenerife Estate Agents recently launched an all-new 'all-in-one seller service'. Andy Ward, who runs the property agency Tenerife Estate Agents while explaining the features of the service said that the recently launched whole-of-market seller service will facilitate the property sellers to conne...

By Mark and Laura Anderson, Common Name - Uncommon Service
(Realty Group Inc)
Comments 0
Will Your Remodel Pay Off? The Best (and Worst) Ways to Spend Your Budget Most new homeowners have something about their property that they want to change. And as family needs and design trends shift over time, many will eventually choose to remodel. Some homeowners make updates to their property...

By Mark and Laura Anderson, Common Name - Uncommon Service
(Realty Group Inc)
Comments 1
Top 6 Home Organization Upgrades that “Spark Joy” for Buyers  Thanks to Marie Kondo and her hit Netflix series “Tidying Up,” home organization is a hot topic right now. Marie encourages her viewers to minimize their possessions and keep only those items that “spark joy.” With spring in full bloom...

By Reuben Saltzman, Delivering the Unbiased Truth.
(Structure Tech Home Inspections)
Comments 11
One of the most common electrical defects that I find when inspecting old houses in Minneapolis and Saint Paul is ungrounded three prong outlets.  This happens when a standard three prong outlet is wired without the ground wire being connected.   Today I'll give a brief explanation of what the th...

By John Anello, Stamford Area Electrician, Call Safe and Sound Electric at 203-536-0021
(Safe and Sound Electric LLC)
Comments 17
Tamper Resitant Outlets    There are many types of specialty electrical outlets, but tamper resistant receptacles are becoming more and more popular. Now you’ve all seen these things before:It’s a little piece of plastic that goes into a receptacle so children cannot put anything in there. We are...

By Lennar Corporation
Comments 17
In addition to the circuit breakers in the breaker box, your Lennar home has ground fault circuit interrupters, also known as GFCI or GFI outlets. These outlets are intended to provide extra safety in your home by working to prevent accidental electrocutions, burns, and electric shock injuries. F...

By John Anello, Stamford Area Electrician, Call Safe and Sound Electric at 203-536-0021
(Safe and Sound Electric LLC)
Comments 14
Kitchen outlets sometimes do not work because of a tripped or broken ground fault circuit interrupter.  Ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI), also known as a GFI outlets, are required in kitchen and other areas of the house where there is a high likelihood of encountering moisture or water.  G...

By Khuwalid Khalid
Comments 0
As we grow older, we dream of so many things and achieving them bit by bit through our constant effort and perseverance. Right from our childhood, we develop a strong sense of ownership within us and so we tend to satisfy all our desires in life as we grow older. Just like many people, I have alw...

By E. Steve Banis, Jr., http://www.SouthCarolinaHomesInc.com
(South Carolina Homes Inc.)
Comments 0
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By Khuwalid Khalid
Comments 0
I will tell you how to sell a house fast Pittsburgh-PA, what to look for when making a deal and where to start the sale process. Go!Selling a house is a process that requires the owner of a house remarkable efforts, time, basic knowledge of the real estate market and utmost care. Everyone can pro...

By Donald A. Masters
(Master Home & Building Inspections, LLC)
Comments 5
I've run across several basements recently that have had the typical "interior perimeter waterproofing", with the basement block walls in really poor condition, including peeling paint, cracking parge, and mineral deposit leeching.. This has given me reason to put more thought into the inspection...
You will come across the need to keep your house warm during the winter season. However, it will be a tough challenge than you may think. That’s because you will have to pay attention to a variety of factors to keep the house warm and save money. That’s where we thought of sharing some important ...

By Sandra Nickel, The Hat Team
(Sandra Nickel REALTORS)
Comments 2
Have you been thinking about remodeling your kitchen, but you’re not sure where to start?  Kitchens are important to resale value, so if you’re going to invest money in a remodel, you want to be sure that you end up with a kitchen that will stand the test of time. So, instead of following fads th...