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.


With over 300,000 real estate professionals, including stagers, contractors, landscapers and others, there is no better place to find the information you need than ActiveRain.


While you'll find a ton of helpful ideas and hints within these pages, you'll want to bookmark the site so that you can check back for the hundreds of daily updates from authors who spend their days actually performing the tasks you have questions about.


Put the hammer down and the glasses on and read on.

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By Granite Heroes, Marble, Granite & Terrazzo Restoration
(Granite Heroes)
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Step 1: Slate Floor Cleaning & Stripping This is what happens to natural stone floor, specifically slate, when the flooring is waxed with a carpet covering the floor tiles for a period of time.  Slate floors are a common flooring element in most homes in the Chicagoland area.  Most of the floori...

By Tamra Lee Ulmer, FORCE~NRBA ~ Over 1000 REO Assets SOLD!
(Arizona Resource Realty)
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The Christmas is in full swing, which means it is time to entertain or invite family or friends over. In this you will be able to know some holiday home preparation tips from some of the best interior designers on everything, from crafting a festive wreath t arranging a stylish bar.Hosting holida...

By Kim Anderson, We'll buy your house fast & give you cash for it.
(Kims Properties)
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Are you thinking of redesigning a bedroom on a budget? Redesigning bedrooms is always fun for every family member. Indeed, your kids would truly love redesigning their bedrooms because they’re always comfortable with changing the look of their rooms.Redesigning your bedroom can be done using vari...

By Mike Sackman, Realtor, Broker ABR, CRS. All around good guy!
(HomesFinder Realty Group)
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Owning a home is an investment that, as we all know, will need repairs and improvements as the years go by. Many people prepare for the mortgage payment and other costs, but sudden repairs can catch anyone off guard. In fact, around 31% of homeowners don't set aside enough for home repairs.What a...

By Michele Cadogan-Cell 917-861-9166, Licensed Real Estate Associate Broker -
(Fillmore Real Estate 2926 Ave J Brooklyn NY 11210)
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 5 Things To Stop Drafts In Your Home   How To Stop Drafts in My Brooklyn Home - 5  Things To Do To Keep Cold Air Out  As winter arrives  bringing cold winds  / air   we  are  always looking for things to do to keep our homes warm without raising our thermostats.  Here are a few things to do the ...
Home automation can give you a smarter home that in turn, can provide you with an incredible living experience. This means more free time, an increased sense of safety, and overall easier life.Want the above too? Then check out our top home automation ideas below!Go for Automated FireplaceAutomat...

By Renovation Find, Helping you find the best renovation companies.
(RenovationFind)
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The sewer lines transport waste water from your home’s plumbing system to the main sewer lines that run underground.  When we think about our plumbing system our concern is usually about the lines inside the house.  Issues with outside sewer lines or requiring sewer cleaning in Edmonton is not so...

By Granite Heroes, Marble, Granite & Terrazzo Restoration
(Granite Heroes)
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  Do you schedule marble restoration service the same way you schedule your HVAC guy? (Chicagoland) Marble is a elegant stone which holds a hyper sensitive polish a needs the guidance of a Granite Hero. White marble is the mainstream design trend in Chicago, & will require yearly maintenance to ...

By Kim Anderson, We'll buy your house fast & give you cash for it.
(Kims Properties)
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Molds are fungal microorganisms that flourish in the presence of moisture and decay. Mold fungi feed on dead organic matter and sometimes living organisms. Mold reproduces through spores which are dispersed by air currents. Although we know how mold comes about, do we know anything about how to g...

By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
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Everyone seems to be watching all the HGTV shows about flipping homes or renovating them into your dream home.  It is hard not to see yourself doing the same thing!  After all, it seems so easy!  Why not?  If you are falling in love with the idea of renovating a home to reflect your personal styl...

By Samuel John, We give you daily about real estate market.
(Daily Real Estate Update)
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Trees in any sizes, type or shape are considered really healthy, both for homes as well as also for the environment because the trees that are used for the function of landscape design often tend to expand larger as well as larger. But, if it expands as well huge then you might require to shred i...

By M.C. Dwyer, Santa Cruz Mountains Property Specialist
(Century 21 Showcase REALTORs)
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Originally written by Lise Howe on the East Coast, I thought this article was worth re-blogging because of the reality she sheds on what the TV shows sometimes make look like an easy profitable experience.     She recommends adding 15 - 20% onto your budget for contingencies and I'd add, plan on ...

By Asad Malik, I'm an real estate agent and a house builder.
(Hellgeeks)
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Our house, whether we live in a condo or if we live in a detached house, can take important construction work over time. More often than expected, it is necessary to intervene on the structure and redo the roof.This can happen for example even if we buy an old building to be restored.  Where to s...

By Elisa Uribe Realtor #01427070, California Homes for Sale in the East Bay
(Golden Gate Sotheby's International)
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How to get the Mid Century Vibe with your Current Furniture  Mid Century Design is one trend that never goes out of style and lately you see it not just in the stores, but in television shops (think Mad Men), and in homes. Identifying a midcentury piece is an easy thing to do because the clean si...

By Samuel John, We give you daily about real estate market.
(Daily Real Estate Update)
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When it involves upgrading your home and also seeing to it the value rises with the hard times, you'll need to explore a variety of various things. It's not recommended for any person to move on with installing anything without initial experiencing the preparation phases and also developing that ...

By Samuel John, We give you daily about real estate market.
(Daily Real Estate Update)
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 What's the distinction between a home alarm and a home security system? Technically ... nothing! Primarily what matters most is the degree of home automation, the installation procedure as well as the monitoring options. There are lots of home security systems Houston to pick from as well as thi...

By Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
(www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310)
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Five Helpful Home Maintenance Tips for the Season (Winter 2018)Now that winter is here and the weather has begun to cool, we are soon to spend the better part of our days & nights inside our homes. Preparing your Charlotte home for winter will save you time and more maintenance come springtime.  ...

By Charles Fugate, Real estate agent in Autaugaville, AL
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Hiring a ZIMgroup LTD metal roofing contractor allows you to install a new metal roofon your home at an affordable price. But what does that really mean? Why should you install a metal roof Toronto instead of one of the many alternative roofing materials out there? The answer boils down to the fa...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce
(EXP Realty 414-525-0563)
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Tiz the season when entertainment is more frequent and there is the chance that "accidents happen." Your tablecloth may meet with some red wine that is spilled...not to worry...here is the remedy !     Blot do not rub the spill...removing excess wine with a clean white cloth Slide a bowl under t...

By Charles Fugate, Real estate agent in Autaugaville, AL
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How do you keep your business secure and safe, no matter the season or the situation outside? Through the use of rolling steel doors, of course! Barmac Garage Doors Manufacturing offers many great options for rolling steel doors that can help your business. Whether you want something that makes y...