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 Granite Heroes, Marble, Granite & Terrazzo Restoration
(Granite Heroes)
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    Are you searching for a Terrazzo floor polishing service near Addison Illinois? Terrazzo is a cement like material composed with glass and varies stone fragments. Terrazzo is a very commonly used flooring option in Addison and the Chicagoland Area. This video documents the honing and polishin...

By Mike Young, FHA 203k Consultant 916-758-1809
(203kOnLine.com, covering the USA)
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Now and then you hear about a 203k loan that went wrong. I'm not going to sugar coat anything here but most of those could have gone right had they been working with a "TEAM" of experts who know what they are doing. A team is like a well tuned engine.You don't have to be an expert if you work wit...

By Joyce Thomas, Your Home Sold Guaranteed!
(The Thomas Group Brokered by eXp Realty)
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The problem with buying something online and having it delivered to your home is that even though the package gets to your doorstep, it still may not get into your hands.Millions of packages are stolen from front porches or doorsteps each year, so if porch thieves are hitting your neighborhood, h...

By Renovation Find, Helping you find the best renovation companies.
(RenovationFind)
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If you’re looking for a no fuss, no prep way to give the cabinets in your Calgary home a makeover, then look no further than chalk paint. This is the perfect way to get a distressed look without the hassle of sanding and priming. All you need to do before you start is thoroughly clean your cabine...

By Renovation Find, Helping you find the best renovation companies.
(RenovationFind)
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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 jesuza alex, Real Estate Agent
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Following are the key reasons for which you should be considering to add a loft conversion to your house: o   Adding value Well, there are proven facts and experts arguments regarding how a loft conversion could be the best way to add value to a home. The marketing research for housing shows that...

By Asad Malik, I'm an real estate agent and a house builder.
(Hellgeeks)
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Cool roofing has numerous benefits for both commercial and residential buildings. Before you make a final decision, it is must to have a good know-how of cool roofing and its aspects. Here is a proper guide for you to make sure that you know every important thing about cool roofing to judge wheth...

By Asad Malik, I'm an real estate agent and a house builder.
(Hellgeeks)
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Roof insulation has become very common nowadays, especially for residential buildings. Regardless of what type of material you choose for your roofing, insulation can provide you with way more benefits than you can imagine. Some homeowners tend to avoid it only because of its high initial cost. B...

By Asad Malik, I'm an real estate agent and a house builder.
(Hellgeeks)
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Being a homeowner, you may want to do most of the roofing projects on your own to save your money. But some certain situations regarding roofing may go out of your hands. At that point, it becomes important to hire a professional roofing contractor who can save you from a lot of troubles.Here are...

By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
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At the beginning of each new year, interior designers and real estate professionals scramble to predict which trends will surge in popularity in the coming months. As a homeowner trying to sell your home, incorporating the new year’s hottest styles is a great way to make your home appear fresher ...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce
(EXP Realty 414-525-0563)
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. Before Wisconsin became the "Frozen Tundra of the North" we did our annual...HVAC checkup.  When we designed/built our house we learned that it was more energy efficient to have two furnaces one for our exposed lower level and one for the main level rather than zoned heating. Zoned heating, we...

By Elisa Uribe Realtor #01427070, California Homes for Sale in the East Bay
(Golden Gate Sotheby's International)
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Mid-Century Style Homes are IN for 2019!  Just a few years ago, the trend in the East Bay was to see a lot of Craftsman style homes both in and out. Now in 2018, these 1920’s bungalows and the homes built in later years are all starting to pop up with a lot of mid-century furniture and the interi...

By Samuel John, We give you daily about real estate market.
(Daily Real Estate Update)
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 There are a number of ways in which pests can occur in the home, yard and garden. For this reason, not only food should be handled properly, but also waste. It is also important to keep the room temperature at a level that does not magically attract pests. Therefore, neither the humidity nor the...

By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
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Check out this great decorating tip for your Auburn – Opelika, AL home.

By Robert Vegas Bob Swetz, Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale
(Realty ONE Group)
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Glass and Metal San Jose, Morgan Hill, Santa Clara, Mountain View, Sunnyvale, Gilroy, Watsonville, La Selva, Capitola CaliforniaGlass and Metal Specialists installs glass and metal all around the Bay Area in Northern California.  Specializing in commercial store fronts, mirrored walls, glass han...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Maybe you can get by with a touch up paint, but check first!   Please visit the original blog if you wish to leave comments.   Sure, You Can Touch Up That Paint!     We are all looking to do things fast and easy, less time and money is best! We can see this sort of thinking in many of the repairs...

By ReShawna Leaven, Experience. Knowledge. RESULTS.
(Keller Williams Realty)
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It’s easy to tell when you need to replace your carpet or repaint the walls; you see them every day and when they look old or dingy, it’s easy to notice. The wear and tear on your roof is a different thing. How often do you spend the time looking up at your roof and really analyzing how it looks?...

By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
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  In most parts of the country, hardwood is by far the preferred flooring type, and that is especially the case here in Westchester County NY and the NYC metro area. The trend towards hardwood has been growing, especially over the last 10-15 years. But why is this? Why do homeowners prefer hardw...

By Pat Champion, Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs
(Coldwell Banker Camelot Realty)
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5 small remodeling projects for your homeToday, I am thinking of my Father-in-Law and how he loved to change their living room around. I always liked going to my in-laws house and seeing the changes he made.  He got bored with things and changed them quite often. These 5 small remodeling projects...

By Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!
(Lisa Von Domek Team)
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 How to Prevent Frozen PipesArctic temperatures can wreak havoc on plumbing...have you protected your pipes from frigid temperatures?  Even in the Dallas area, winter weather can plummet below the freezing mark.  Here are some quick and easy tips to help prevent your pipes from freezing this wint...