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 John Tabbart, Finding the Most Shared Content & Key Influencers
(Investment Properties)
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Are you looking for ways on how to clean gutters using a pressure washer? A pressure washer makes the process of cleaning your gutters easier and fast. The machine can reach the hidden places on your drain. In this article, we discuss and give you a few tips on how to clean gutters using a pressu...

By TIM GRISSETT
(Chapman Hall Premier Realtors)
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There are few things that homeowners dread more than mold in the house. You’ve likely heard horror stories about people living with mold infestations that made them seriously ill. Is this just hype, or is there a real danger to having mold in your home? More importantly, what can you do if you fi...

By Asad Malik, I'm an real estate agent and a house builder.
(Hellgeeks)
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Tiles are categorized by different names and styles. You should be familiar with most of them to be able to choose the best one for your rooms. There are many technicalities which you might not be able to understand but you can always follow the smart ways to make sure that your investment is wor...

By Kate Steven, Best Real Estate Blog
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Hey you, reading out there! Are you a new dad? Well, congratulations for being in the most beautiful time of fatherhood and get ready to go through the most daunting time of your life.Being a father is as much important as a mother. Many of you have a misconception that there is no responsibility...
Are your planning a kitchen renovation soon? Why not try to see if your kitchen can benefit from minor touch-ups before spending your hard-earned cash on expensive upgrades? A few changes here and there can give your kitchen a makeover without having to spend a fortune. Use our kitchen upgrade ti...
Anecdotal reports of people buying fixer-uppers and then selling later for close to twice of their home’s original price abound; but is that really possible? The answer is a resounding yes if you know what you’re doing! Below are some insider secrets on the best home improvements that can boost y...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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Should You Reface your Kitchen Cabinets Before Selling? Many homes in Winnetka and the North Shore have beautiful (and not very old)  kitchens with wood cabinets. Nowadays, the current trend of white or painted kitchens is going strong and stained wood cabinets scream “dated.” If you are planning...

By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
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 Bathrooms are important to Buyers, so if you do a few inexpensive improvements to improve the appearance, this could bring a Seller an offer much sooner.    Pat did a great job on this post, don't forget to comment on her post too.    5 quick, inexpensive improvements for your bathroom Improving...

By Kwee Huset, Venice Florida Homes For Sale
(Kwee Huset Realty)
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  Pagoda Plant – Ornamental Shrub for Florida Gardening   Pagoda plant is an ornamental shrub that enjoys tropical weather more than the cold. It is a perfect plant for Florida gardening. It originated from the South East Asia.      It is a fast growing plant that can be propagated from semi hard...

By Asad Malik, I'm an real estate agent and a house builder.
(Hellgeeks)
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There are a lot of people who wish to make tons of money on Airbnb but there are a few who actually succeed. If you also want to be an amazing host on Airbnb, you need to act wisely and consciously. Here are 8 Airbnb Host tips mentioned which can surely help you make more money if you follow them...

By Asad Malik, I'm an real estate agent and a house builder.
(Hellgeeks)
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Being able to work out at your home is no less than a blessing. Instead of getting the membership of any expensive gym, you can build a gym at your home. However, you would have to take some time out of your schedule to be able to carry out this task successfully.Here are 6 things mentioned which...

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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Can't keep your household plants alive? Here are some plants requiring little water and are good options for plants that require little care. Every plant is different, as is every human that took the challenge to keep it alive! Depending upon the size and genre of plant, home conditions and time ...

By Michelle Carr Crowe,Altas Just Call...408-252-8900!, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty)
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Lots of folks dream of adding a home gym, dance studio or other specialized workout space. Here is food for thought on how to effectively plan out these special spaces.Keep in mind, this unique area may benefit you greatly, yet have minimal (or no) value when you go to sell the home-unless you fi...

By Michelle Carr Crowe,Altas Just Call...408-252-8900!, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty)
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Summer is usually the ideal time to re-roof a home. If you are considering changing or replacing your roof, read this helpful article about the different roofing materials.Many times, the decision about what roofing material to use comes down to budget. Be sure to consider how soon you may have t...

By John Tabbart, Finding the Most Shared Content & Key Influencers
(Investment Properties)
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Whether you’re re-roofing or planning a new construction, it helps to know a thing or two about the different type of roof material available on the market. There are plenty of roofing options out there so here are some of the most common.Type of Roof MaterialChoosing the right type of roof mater...
Expensive homes tend to sell better and seem more attractive to people overall. There is no denying that people love luxury touches that speak of elegance and impeccable taste but is it possible to achieve this under a certain budget? Yes! There are numerous affordable ways to make your home seem...
It can be very expensive to have an interior designer take care of your space so why not do it yourself if you’re just looking for subtle changes that can create a luxury hotel look? We’ve compiled some expert tips on how to style and design your home to create a luxury hotel feel. Try some or tr...

By John Tabbart, Finding the Most Shared Content & Key Influencers
(Investment Properties)
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Look around your home. Do you feel like some things need to be changed or improved? Maybe you have been meaning to renovate your kitchen sink or change the light fixture in the living room. Whatever it is, a single Google search can lead you to many beginner home improvement projects and tutorial...

By Kate Steven, Best Real Estate Blog
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Moving your home can be both exciting and stressful though it is a process which is not like by all. Though moving offers an opportunity for change and reinvention in your life but it also comes with to-do lists and a lot of packing. Packing clothes may seem an easy task and you may think that to...

By Reuben Saltzman, Delivering the Unbiased Truth.
(Structure Tech Home Inspections)
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Everyone knows what LED light bulbs are by now, right?  The three main benefits of LED light bulbs are  longer life, less energy usage, and Conspicuous Conservation.  OK, that last one was a joke. Kind of. LED light bulbs have been around for many years, but they've been too expensive for me to j...