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 John Brave
(Global)
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Summer is here and so are the hot and humid conditions in this season. This is the part of the year when most schools and colleges close down for a good month or two. But still the urge to go for a trip and find some adventure comes into a person’s mind. Braving all odds and mainly the soaring co...

By Velva Dunn, residential sales,new homes and relocation
(Velva Dunn)
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Garages are usually not as organized as other parts of the house. They can be very neglected and messy. This is somewhat understandable if you almost never spend your time here. Nevertheless, if you have a hobby that requires you to stay in your garage for long time periods, then it’s time you or...

By Bob Haywood, BobHaywood.com
(McGraw Realtors)
Comments 73
Let me ask you a question.  Ever had a guest or family member in your house ask to borrow your cell phone charger? You know how it goes.  They say, "Hey uh, do you have a phone charger I can borrow?"  Then you go scrambling around to find the one you have behind your bed.  Or in your office.  Or ...

By Mullen Real Estate Team, Broker, Realtor, CPA, MBA (MA & CT)
(RE/MAX Professional Associates)
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This is a 3 bed, 2 bath contemporary cape on a corner lot.   It has a family room with beautiful red vermont casting wood stove.  It will be getting a new roof, windows, siding and yard make over.  Back decks have rotted so they will be removed!  Inside will have an open new kitchen and new floor...

By Jean Hedren, CRS ABR SRES RSPS, Your Northwest Wisconsin Realtor
(Edina Realty, Inc.)
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The U.S. Department of Energy lists several key features of an energy efficient home. Home sellers, be sure to highlight these features to attract buyers. The infographic at the left (courtesy of National Association of Realtors) shows how buyers rate the importance of green and energy efficient ...
If you are planning to renovate your bathroom or kitchen, then you will need to make a proper and informed choice of your tiles. Encaustic tiles are sometimes preferred to ceramic tiles due to their versatile nature. However, whichever kind of tiles you decide to use on your kitchen depends on va...

By Kate Steven, Best Real Estate Blog
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1. Empty Your Dustbin Routinely The dustbin is the dirtiest spot in a family unit, and it is probably going to pull in different nuisances like cockroaches and houseflies that lead to various contaminations and infections. To keep them under control, empty your dustbin all the time. Supplant the ...

By Elisa Uribe Realtor #01427070, California Homes for Sale in the East Bay
(Golden Gate Sotheby's International)
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2019 Home Design Trends Here are some note-worthy design trends of 2019, according to HGTV that you should try now:  1. Design a Wow-Worthy Focal Wall Have your headboards upholstered, mix and match the dresser and bedside tables (use different colors, mix rustic, contemporary, or mid century des...

By Mike Young, FHA 203k Consultant 916-758-1809
(203kOnLine.com, covering the USA)
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Can I do the work on my FHA 203k project?Many lenders will let you do the work on your project provided you are a licensed contractor in your state.The real question is "Should you do the work on your FHA 203k project?" and the answer to that is NO. You wouldn't believe how many home owners think...

By Summer Robertson, Your Gillette, WY Real estate Resource
(Team Properties Group, LLC)
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Creating Curb Appeal Curb appeal is a wonderful way to increase the value of your home. whether you are buying or selling or trying to make the place your staying in a little more appealing, a little sprucing up goes a long way. Besides adding beautiful flowers and plants to the showing of your h...

By Kate Steven, Best Real Estate Blog
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There are many benefits to eating fish. Omega 3 fatty acids are not available for your heart in fish; they also help in reducing inflammation, which cause many relatively common diseases. So, if you are healthy, you may eat more fish and seafood regularly. Nowadays, the presence of drugs is often...
For many Americans, the word “home” often conjures up feelings of safety, warmth, and security. As a result, we spent a lot of time, money, and effort on making our home fit our needs. The truth is, because of how many tasks are involved in owning a home, we often assume our home is safe. Because...

By Michael Peron, Michael Peron, Dave Florida Real Estate
(South Florida Home Solutions)
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Tips For Your Vegetable Garden As more and more people become conscious of the food they consume, there is a corresponding increase in home gardens. Vegetable gardening is a unique mix of science and sheer luck. As a beginner, this can be daunting, but learning basics before you start is helpful....

By Chrissy Boltan, Service professional specializing in Real Estate
(Pro Services)
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Carpet cleaning is vital to get rid of dust and dirt. It also helps to eliminate all kinds of odor. You can clean the carpet yourself or hire a professional company to do it. Many people prefer to hire expert services. So, do you know how to prep for carpet cleaning? This help gives the cleaners ...

By Chrissy Boltan, Service professional specializing in Real Estate
(Pro Services)
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 Besides having a private place to swim, a pool can add value to your life on multiple fronts. With a swimming pool, you can relax and enjoy family gatherings and events and improve your overall health and flexibility. Here are a few good reasons to get a pool.Reasons to Get a Pool - Benefits to ...

By dfwbestroofing.com -- Omar Baloch, We are an Exterior and Roofing company
(DFW Best Roofing)
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Usually when someone buys a property.  They do not pay enough attention to the quality of the roof.  One of the most neglected aspects is the layers of shingles of a property with a composition roofing system.  Please see the following pictureDo you see how many layers of shingles there are in th...

By Summer Robertson, Your Gillette, WY Real estate Resource
(Team Properties Group, LLC)
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Increasing Curb Appeal to Sell Your Home! The greatest curb appeal ideas are designed to entice prospective buyers to look inside the house. Improving curb appeal can help homes sell faster and for more money.There are many things you can do to up the curb appeal to your property, and possible in...

By Summer Robertson, Your Gillette, WY Real estate Resource
(Team Properties Group, LLC)
Comments 0
Upgrading your kitchen with a back splash. The backsplash is a practical solution to keep one of the messiest rooms in the house one of the easiest rooms to clean. A kitchen backsplash protects wallpaper and painted walls from splatter of cooking which can be hard to remove. Wallpaper and painted...

By Bob Gorman, Architect
(Homemy)
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Have you been planning on building a new home? This is quite an achievement and it can cost you some money and nerves. But, what’s most important, this could be a safe and a cozy little shelter for you and your family, only with just a few tweaks involved.Of course, there are costs that cannot be...

By Asad Malik, I'm an real estate agent and a house builder.
(Hellgeeks)
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More and more people are getting interested in installing solar panels on their roofs. With the recent advancements in technology, the cost of equipment has also been reduced in addition to the utility bills and energy consumption. However, you still need to keep yourself updated about different ...