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 Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate
(Respect Realty LLC)
Comments 9
You are the seller that wants to sell your home for the most amount of money and in the least amount of time, correct? Well, then there are a few things you need to do to ensure that this happens.>Make the home move-in ready! When you go to look for a home are going to look for a home that is mov...

By Women of Westchester Working Together, Women helping Women get ahead
(Women of Westchester Working Together)
Comments 0
Do you work from home? I do, and I have to admit that my office is still not set up the way I would ideally have it look like — it’s always a work in progress. That is why I often browse the interior design ideas on Pinterest. Here are my 12 favorite creative ideas for home office spaces.Have you...

By Matt Lee, Real Estate Marketing
(Rise Up Local & Lead Generation Experts)
Comments 0
Nothing makes a ranch dazzle like a beautiful corral seamlessly woven into the property landscape. In idyllic countryside scenes, wooden horse corrals serve as a classic symbol of Americana, and they stir an emotional connection with many. However, if you’re familiar with ranching, you know that ...

By Patty Clark, Helping Families Make the Right Move
(Metro Brokers/Morningside Homes, LLC)
Comments 3
The one experience that homeowners can agree upon after completing a remodeling project is that it costs more and takes longer than expected. It doesn't really matter that you researched, planned, and received multiple bids, it will, invariably, cost more and take longer than you originally antic...

By Charles Stallions, 800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
Comments 1
Call or Text Charles Stallions 850-476-4494 for any of you real estate related questions NOW. Pensacola, Pace and Gulf Breeze Florida Homes and Real Estate homes for sale. Pensacola Realtor Charles Stallions ask what are you waiting for?.IRS tax refunds can cover many home improvement projectsOwn...

By Charles Stallions, 800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
Comments 1
Call or Text Charles Stallions 850-476-4494 for any of you real estate related questions NOW. Pensacola, Pace and Gulf Breeze Florida Homes and Real Estate homes for sale. Pensacola Realtor Charles Stallions ask what are you waiting for?.Home sites and utility easements: How does this work?Real e...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 33
There are three key factors you need to consider before you decide to remodel, teardown and/or build from scratch a Single-Family Residence. These three factors are: Time, Money and Desires.Remodel or teardown a house? This question is often asked, by many people, including some novice developers...

By Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA
(ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors)
Comments 53
Wabi-Sabi!The root word Wa means harmony, peace, tranquility, and balance. Sabi means "the bloom of time." As far as home decor is concerned, wabi-sabi isn't a look, like French country. It's a lens that appreciates the passing of time. It's a philosophy that offers a path toward home-as-sanctuar...

By Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(DFW FINE PROPERTIES)
Comments 23
by Patricia Feager, 4/25/18 While visiting Elite Appliance located at 4901 Alpha RD #300, in Dallas, TX, I confirmed the elegance of the color RED in kitchen appliances is just as beautiful in America as I saw in Switzerland and Italy in recent travels. For more information about Elite Appliance,...

By Laura Filip, What can we do for you today?
(RE/MAX UTOPIA , Serving all of Texoma )
Comments 2
Spring has Sprung Maintenance 10 Tips Texoma HomesJust as your car varoom needs regular maintenance to keep it purring and the wheels moving smoothly, your home needs regular upkeep to help save you from unnecessary funds. Take advantage of the beautiful spring weather and longer days as there is...

By Paul Antonelli, Broker Owner; NextHome Antonelli Realty
(NextHome Antonelli Realty)
Comments 0
Does the Government Offer Assistance With Home Improvements? Yes. Two very popular programs offered by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) include the Title 1 Home Improvement Loan and the Section 203(k) Program. In the first program, HUD insures the loan up to $25,000 for a sin...

By Donnie Keller, Reata Realty - Delivering Excellence
(The Reata Realty Group)
Comments 0
Great question!  I'm glad you asked.  :)  The best way to answer that is to describe what is done and what the outcome of each service may provide.1.  Your refrigerant levels are tested and based on the type of refrigerant you have, refrigerant may be added or removed from the system to ensure it...

By Stieg Strand, Always showing up and working hard for you
(RE/MAX Results)
Comments 4
HGTV addicts listen up... You have an opportunity to own a peice of HGTV for only $245000. 1463 Sage Court in Shakopee, a three level split with 3 beds 2 bath Shakopee had an $80,000 full kitchen/dining/entry makeover in one evening!    Click here for more Sage Court information and virtual tour ...

By Women of Westchester Working Together, Women helping Women get ahead
(Women of Westchester Working Together)
Comments 3
Hi, it's Dagmar from Dagmar's Home. Where do you store extra dishes, glassware or canned food? If you don't have much space, it can be challenging to keep everything organized and at reach. Especially, when it comes to your kitchen paraphernalia, and the things you don't need on a daily basis. Ma...

By Susan Mangigian, Chester & Delaware County Homes, Delaware and Ches
(RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A)
Comments 3
If I was to tear out every page of every book I've ever bought and haven't read on how to declutter and simplify, I could wallpaper a room.  Seriously.  My quest for a simple life is never-ending.  It's getting better but it really is true that less is more.  Less clutter and knick-knacks makes d...

By Mullen Real Estate Team, Realtor, CPA, CDPE, MBA
(RE/MAX Professional Associates)
Comments 1
By: Anne Miller Wallpaper works on doors, too, you know. Think about it. When’s the last time you actually noticed your bedroom or bathroom door? That’s why they’re perfect for a little customizing and personalizing — so you will notice them. Plus, they’re a great way to enter the world of home i...

By Eugene Kanciar, Our Experience, Your Peace-of-Mind
(EKAN Home Inspection)
Comments 0
Spring is here and so is the demand for recreational property inspections. In many cases the sellers have long moved on and the vacation use of their cabin or cottage has dimished over time to minimal visits, if any. Unfortunately the building condition suffers but the location and lot value main...

By Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate
(Respect Realty LLC)
Comments 16
Many of you remember about 6 months ago when a client of mine was nice enough to grace our family with a Australian Shepard, Sneaky Neighbor Dog (Golden Retriever) mixed puppy. This dog has really become part of the family, but has recently discovered that digging is fun!I didn't know how to brea...

By Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate
(Respect Realty LLC)
Comments 5
This is a warning to anyone hiring someone to do work on their house. I had a client of mine hire a "NON-LICENCED" contractor to do some work on their home about six months ago.What happened is this "contractor" required $500 down before they started the work and the remaining was due within one ...

By Kevin McKenzie, Helping Realtors with Expert Content
(Spectrum Communications)
Comments 0
Even though many corners of the world are still shaking off the lingering frost and chill of a prolonged winter, springtime is officially here. As always, the shifting towards a warmer season gives homeowners an excellent opportunity to reinforce vulnerable areas exposed by the harsh elements, an...