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 Dan Edwards 425-276-7008
(Keller Williams Realty - Bellevue)
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How to Paint a Room Yourself for StagingIf you’re selling your house, you may consider painting in neutral tones. By using paint in warm, welcoming tones, to appeal to the wider range of potential buyers. Of course, that isn’t always the case.This neutrality rule doesn’t apply to all homes. The p...

By James Murr, www.cortiersrealestate.com
(Cortiers Real Estate)
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If you’re like many homeowners, there will undoubtedly come a time when you’re ready to upgrade that old paint job or add a half-bath to your game room. Whether you’re staging the house for a potential buyer or simply in need of a change in aesthetics, remodeling and home improvements can seem li...

By Jon Solomon
(Javic Homes)
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By Lana Bingham In custom built homes, the master bathroom is open to imagination, allowing homeowner and designer to work together to create the perfect space. Whether the style is traditional, contemporary, or Mediterranean, the bathroom provides a luxurious escape within the home. Yet in addit...

By Pat Champion, Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs
(Coldwell Banker Camelot Realty)
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Spring Home Maintenance Tips Inside the Home It is that time of year Spring is here. Spring is one of my favorite times of the year with the beautiful weather. Spring is the perfect time to do a thorough spring cleaning and perform home maintenance to help maintain your home and property througho...

By Gustavo Torres / RE/MAX Rosarito Beach, Tijuana Coastal, Ensenada, BAJA, Remax Baja Realty, Baja California
(Remax Baja Realty)
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Are you planning a remodeling your home?Definitely the total cost depends on the scope of the project, materials and payments to suppliers. However we share some things that can help you in this process.1. Choose your prioritiesBefore pulling out your calculator, define the aim of your remodeling...

By john wayne, I am wayne john A real state marketer
(hunts)
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Home Renovation or making the best creative home remodeling is quite an exciting venture. Renovating home brings you the ultimate opportunity for expressing the style and individuality of the home. Understanding benefits to plan for the dream home is quite the important for accomplishing the desi...

By Samantha Smith, Sam I Am Houses, d+b Real Estate, Lake Ray Hubbard
(214.422.0729 www.SamIAmHouses.com)
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If you live in Texas, having a house with a Pool is quite great and some might argue that they're a necessity! In fact, I'm one of those people who argue that Pools are a MUST if you live in Texas since our summer heat is no joke! But let's be real ... Pools are great, until there's a problem :|...

By Gary Frimann, REALTOR and Broker
(Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates)
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This just could not wait until Halloween...This is not for April Fools, but one of my agents sent it to me, so I thought I'd be kind and share.I just hope the people found out about it BEFORE they bought the house, and I'll warn ya, it is pretty creepy.  http://www.videofantastica.com/view_video/...

By Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate
(Respect Realty LLC)
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If you live in, or investinthe Beaverton, Oregon, area, then you know all about mold.But did youknowthat for $100, as a landlord, you could be saving yourself thousands inrepairslater?Oneof the biggest reasons mold happens is because of poor ventilation.Mostlandlords can’t figure out why their ho...

By Gustavo Torres / RE/MAX Rosarito Beach, Tijuana Coastal, Ensenada, BAJA, Remax Baja Realty, Baja California
(Remax Baja Realty)
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Buying a new home or apartment is exciting and a great way to invest your money. If you've just done or are in the process of contracts, deeds, etc., your next step may become a bit tedious: moving! Moving can become very stressful and for some chaotic. But if you have a good plan for that day, a...

By Pat Champion, Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs
(Coldwell Banker Camelot Realty)
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5 Ways to Rejuvenate a Patio on a Budget...............I love spending time out doors on the patio making special memories with family and friends. Also I love spending time alone just relaxing in the sun reading my favorite book it is a great way to unwind. You want to make sure the space is rea...

By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
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On May 9, 2018, Holly Amaya published the fallowing helpful report on Realtor about list of outdoor design trends for 2018.1. Outdoor rooms,2. Innovative new fabrics,3. True-blue (and green) hues,4. Concrete,5. Alternative flooring options,6. Vertical gardens,7. Bold lighting concepts,8. 'Sling' ...

By Richard Woodward NMLS#217454, Service Beyond Expectations! Your Texas Lender
(Service First Mortgage, NMLS #166487)
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I am going to show you how to finance in home improvements or additions.  If you are having a hard time finding a home that fulfills all your hopes and dreams, perhaps a renovation home loan can help you.  It takes a special person to see the potential in a home that’s in need of serious rehab. I...

By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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Living the lifestyle of Feng Shui promotes respect for yourself and your surroundings. In this case, we are focusing on your home’s front entrance, also referred to as the ‘mouth of chi.’ An easy Feng Shui Lifestyle habit to adopt when first entering into your home is to take off your shoes. Real...

By Dianne Goode, Realtor/Broker
(Raleigh Cary Realty)
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I'm from Florida.  I get it about pools.  They are born in excitement and anticipation.  The first season or two, even the first five, they get a lot of use.  Friends and family plan gatherings around good pool weather.  Sure, a pool takes maintenance, but the kids are eager to help.  At first.Ti...

By Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com
(Real Estate One)
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Improve Your Outdoor Living Space!Being that it's almost summer you'll want to make sure your outside gathering spaces are up to par! These tips will brighten your summer spaces, and are easy to achieve. Take a look at the tips listed below and try them out this year for summer! Repair & Restore ...

By Charles Fugate, Real estate agent in Autaugaville, AL
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The initial stages of a remodel are so exciting. This is because you get to spend your time imagining what a particular space or room is going to look like when it is all completed. At this point, you are only focused on your dream kitchen, bathroom, or bedroom.While there is nothing wrong with t...

By john wayne, I am wayne john A real state marketer
(hunts)
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When it's time to move, it matters not just how small or large your move might appear, among one of the most vital points you can do is work with a removalist to assist you with the process. Although it might be tempting to use the aid of your loved ones, the fact is that they are most likely not...

By Charles Stallions Property Manager, Pensacola, Pace & Gulf Breeze Property Management
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services)
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Real Estate News in Pensacola, Gulf Breeze or Pace Florida. Renting a home made easy and it all starts with knowing all the right places and all OPTIONS we make that easy as well. Call or Text Charles Now and let’s start shopping. Home solar dims as Tesla, others curb aggressive salesUntil last y...

By Kasey & John Boles, Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties
(Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com)
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Greetings, from your friends at Anthem Inspections! Topic of the day: Why a home inspection is important even for new construction. Why should your clients consider having a new home inspected?Construction on this home was completed in 2007. We inspected the property in 2017.A 14" hole was discov...