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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By Spectrum Communications, Helping Realtors with Expert Content
(Spectrum Communications)
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You may be more inclined to take a good, long look at your windows if you’ve just purchased a fixer-upper or you’ve spent a considerable amount of years in your current abode. These reasons are as good as any, but it’s important to prioritize periodic window inspections to make sure you’re not si...

By Tiffany Hayden, We support real estate agent pros in the U.S.
(Top 10 Contractor)
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Does my house need gutters? Many modern homeowners are getting used to omitting gutters in the roof installation process. There are so many arguments to whether you need to install gutters or not. While it is known that these gutters are prone to clogging, this is unlikely if they are maintained ...

By Karen Borden
(Legend Realty)
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Fruits and Nuts Season for strawberry planting continues. Start spray program for all fruits. Plant raspberries and blackberries and continue budding apples and peaches. Shrubs Prune spring flowering shrubs after flowering. Fertilize azaleas and camellias. When new growth is half completed, spray...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
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Spring Cleaning? Don’t Forget These Areas! Whether you’re in the process of selling your house, or you are part of the multitudes who view the first signs of Spring as the signal to give your home a thorough cleaning, then below is a list of areas that often get overlooked.  In many areas we woul...

By Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA
(ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors)
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Pinteresting is Interesting - To A Point!  Have you ever heard of a Pinterest headache?  Me neither, but I (Debb)  may have one. Weeks of looking at kitchens, for remodeling inspiration, has given me a brain filled with images of cabinets, counter-tops, and colors - not to mention appliances and ...

By Tamra Lee Ulmer, FORCE~NRBA ~ Over 1000 REO Assets SOLD!
(Arizona Resource Realty)
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Gutters are designed to do one thing – channel water away from the foundation – and they are critical to protecting the structural integrity of your house. But to do their job correctly, they have to be kept in shape and free of clogs, holes, and sags. Most common gutter problems are easy for hom...

By Spectrum Communications, Helping Realtors with Expert Content
(Spectrum Communications)
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As we age, many of us will find ourselves in need of improved bathroom accessibility. Accessible bathrooms can dramatically enhance the quality of life of homeowners and their loved ones living with mobility restrictions due to aging, disability, or physical injury. Let’s face it: traditional bat...

By Spectrum Communications, Helping Realtors with Expert Content
(Spectrum Communications)
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Ideally, if you’re new to D.I.Y. home renovation, a full re-roofing won’t be your very first project, but there’s no use telling intrepid do-it-yourselfers to check their ambitions—especially when it comes to their domain.If you’re considering installing a new roof, chances are you’ve already cho...

By Chrissy Boltan, Service professional specializing in Real Estate
(Pro Services)
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People in hot Texas usually have gunite pools which need more maintenance than other pools. In order to keep your pool usable for a long time, it is important to keep it ready. Some gunite pool maintenance tips are provided in this write-up to maintain your pool in Texas to have fun in hot summer...

By John M. Acaron, CMI, MRSA, Master Home Inspector & Master Mold Assessor
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Do you need a mold inspection, mold testing or a mold assessment? We are coming back to the PANAMA CITY and CALLAWAY area to take care of those still with issues with mold. TO SCHEDULE A MOLD INSPECTION & MOLD TESTING VISIT US AT: http://www.INDOORMICROBIALSPECIALIST.com or call us at:850-814-388...

By Supreme Air Duct Svc, Serving ALL of So CA! Air Duct Cleaning Experts
(Supreme Air Duct Services 888-784-0746)
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By Joe McCord, Making It Rain On The Regular
(Property Investment Wise)
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Those familiar with home repairs know that there is always some debris left over. No matter what project you are doing, any time you add something new to the home, something old is thrown out. That said, there are some recyclables that may be hidden in the home repair rubble. With a bit of effort...
Singapore has witnessed an ever-growing and flourishing economy. The results are not merely because of the mesmerizing tourist destinations.  As a matter of fact, the education and lifestyle of the Singaporeans are also attracting people to find a home in the bewitching cities of this country. Th...

By Anthony Atkins
(CixxFive Conceptes)
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Your home is an oasis. It’s a place where you can entertain family and friends with backyard BBQs or retreat with your family to get some much-needed rest, relaxation and a break from the outside world. However, sometimes that oasis is spoiled by a leaky roof which, if not taken care of promptly,...

By Kate Steven, Best Real Estate Blog
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Planning to open a new café but worried about the interior and exterior design of it? Then, don’t worry as Architecture Ideas has brought amazing tips for cafe interior design concepts which you should definitely have a look at.LocationThe location of the café matters a lot. The location will dec...

By Velva Dunn, residential sales,new homes and relocation
(Velva Dunn)
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Devastating natural disasters can cause millions of dollars worth of damage. You never know when the next natural disaster will strike and it’s important to make sure you take steps to ensure that your home is protected. FloodsFlooding is the most common natural disaster and even a little bit of ...

By Angela Lawrence, Broker/Owner
(Noble Merit Real Estate Services)
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Does your home have squeaky floors?There are several solutions, but we will focus on the one method that has worked best for us in several different properties.   Alternative methods and ideas have been used as well, but we will discuss those a little later.  So, let us get started by talking abo...

By Asad Malik, I'm an real estate agent and a house builder.
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Bedroom closet provides you with a lot of space to keep your belongings safe. There are different types of bedroom closets and you can choose the one that is best suited to your personal needs and demands. However, it is important to keep yourself well-informed and updated before making a final d...

By Elaine VonCannon
(Coldwell Banker Traditions)
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Home Improvement Projects Worth The Investment Homeowners who are thinking about remodeling should consider which home improvement projects offer the best return for the money spent. Most upgrades will typically not return 100% on the dollar spent. However, some remodels are better than others. ...

By Kate Steven, Best Real Estate Blog
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Some people like the slippery and Yan values of one-sided fried eggs, some people like the and crispy and oil incense of double-sided fried eggs. Some people do not eat undercooked eggs, others have a penchant for fully cooked egg yolks. A small fried egg, only need a suitable pot, a little oil, ...