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 Saheer Gurjot, I build custom home and offer complete home renova
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The year 2020 has been unlike any other in our collective histories. Many world governments have required individuals to stay home in order to keep their communities healthy. This has lead companies to the sudden revelation that they can save money and increase employee satisfaction by convertin...

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Have you ever considered making the switch to solar energy? The truth is that climate change is happening, but it’s also true that a lot of politicians and media pundits are very off-putting in the way they address it. While it is a real concern, when someone stands up and insults you, implies y...

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You may think that a home theatre installation is a luxury. In terms of home renovations, most people spend their time thinking about kitchens, bathrooms or living rooms. While these areas are undoubtedly crucial to the overall value of your home, you should not forget other areas of interest. A ...

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A homeowner has far too much to worry about with regular care and upkeep. The roof, chimney, heating and cooling, wiring and ventilation systems all need to be managed and maintained. An often forgotten part of the home is the plumbing. In fact, most homeowners don't even consider calling a plum...

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Many homes and buildings have exterior features known as decks or terraces. These components enable property owners to spend time outdoors and hold events designed to entertain friends, family and co-workers.  Deck Railings As enjoyable as decks can be, said children or pets routinely frequent st...

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Among the renovations you perform in your home, kitchen and bathroom, upgrades and remodels provide the most bang for your bucks. These are the most used areas of your home and bring the highest return on investment when you decide to sell. That is, when the work is well done and on trend. If you...

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The history of houses dates back to well before humans started to record history. For thousands of years, humans have been living in shelters that we built from materials in our environment. And, we have sought to improve the quality of these shelters by keeping the elements from wearing the mat...

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Building exteriors do not last forever. Sometimes they simply have to be replaced. Most homeowners prepare for this expense. They can see when the home exterior begins to show those first signs of ageing, such as small cracks or slight buckling. The age of the home may play a role in when you de...

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Deciding to work with a contractor for your home renovations is a good move. Certain projects are complicated to do yourself, while others require a lot of skill and experience. But you may be trying to figure out how to find the right company. Here are some helpful pointers:  1. Assess the Revie...

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When people think of a theatre, they most likely envision a large building with a gigantic screen and hundreds of different seats lined up, elbow to elbow, where the latest movie releases are going to play to cheering crowds of onlookers. Though with technology really increasing, more and more p...

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The warm temperatures and pleasant environment associated with the summer season makes said period an optimal time for many homeowners to tackle needed home renovations. Optimal projects often tackled during the warmer months include: Power Washing Significant cleaning of a home's exterior should...

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You may want to renovate your home, but how do you move forward if you have a very small budget to work with? Despite what you may have heard about the costs of renovations, there are many things that you can do to keep your costs low. Here are some tips about reducing your costs and choosing the...

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Windows are amongst the home's most essential features. When these components experience any damage or deterioration, they often require immediate remediation of replacement. That said, window and window replacement professionals opine that certain seasons might be more favourable than others to ...

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Building an addition to your home is a big step. The time, expense, and labour included make this a project to consider seriously. Make sure you consider every possible scenario before you embark on this project. Start with these four tips that are sure to help you achieve exactly what you want ...

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One of the biggest hurdles in home renovations is knowing where to start. If you feel stuck at the word "go," take a little time to get organized. A little planning goes a long way toward creating the home you love. Below are some ideas for where to start when launching your remodelling project. ...

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Windows are vital home components that perform essential functions, such as allowing sunlight to enter and protecting residents from harsh conditions like temperature extremes and adverse weather phenomena. Once windows age or fail, pre placement is often necessary to prevent the occurrence of po...
Summer is in full effect and with it comes the lion's share of 40 million+ people that choose to relocate to new locations. If you're among those that are headed off for greener pastures, good for you!Seeing more of the world and chasing down new opportunities is what life is all about.Unfortunat...

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Most people do not think about their furnace until the cold weather kicks in during the fall and winter. Then, they start up the HVAC system and wait for hot air to come pumping through the vents. At this point, some people realize they need to service their furnace. Other people wait until well ...

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Infrastructure is failing all over the United States, and builders should be concerned. Construction maintenance doesn't get enough attention, so looking to low-quality materials in order to save money isn't the answer. Skimping on materials leads to construction failures and needless injuries an...

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Though often overlooked, a home's siding is amongst the structure's most prominent exterior features. The material created not only enhances the dwelling's aesthetic quality but protects it from potentially damaging elements like wind, adverse weather, dirt, dust, pests and other creatures. Homeo...