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.

Trending blogs on Home Improvement

 

By Tamra Lee Ulmer, FORCE~NRBA ~ Over 1000 REO Assets SOLD!
(Arizona Resource Realty)
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Do you have a lot of perfume and cologne bottles lying around the house or just sitting there on your vanity table? Not bothered enough to throw them away or simply just forgot about them? Now is the time to gather them all and make a use out of them. Here are some home décor tips on how to repur...

By Sharon Sigman, Sharon Sigman
(RE/MAX )
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As families become more health-conscious and think more about the food they consume, family farms are on the comeback, regardless of the size. Whether driven to grow produce on their own to make sure their vegetables are pesticide-free, out of a passion for gardening or as a cottage industry for ...

By Crystal Simmons, A present for the self.
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There’s nothing more relaxing than simply staring out of your window and enjoying the view, no? Windows keep the gloom and suffocation away, and are the sign of a happy, airy house. However, like everything else, windows need care too, and neglecting your windows might change the entire mood of y...

By Sharon Sigman, Sharon Sigman
(RE/MAX )
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Water heaters generally have a lifespan of 8-12 years, but as with anything, the better care you take of it, the longer it will last. There are several easy "set it and forget it" tips that you can use with your water heater, like keeping the thermostat at 120 degrees, and always maintain two fee...

By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
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My cute chicken house in Haiku Maui - happy chickens!My laying chickens are now happily housed in their own little chicken coop at the end of our yard where we can keep an eye on them.You might remember these hens when they were in their "chicken tractor" which was a pretty good setup until they ...

By Derrick Ellis, Appliance Distributor
(Derricks Appliances)
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Looking to brand new appliances with one year warranty? 35 percent off the price on Homedepot or Lowes. Comes with free delivery. Text me on (734)344-5828

By Richard Daskam, Your Real Estate Consultant
(Keller Williams Coastal Properties)
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Do's and Don'ts  of pool care...I had no idea! 

By Ron Saporito, Palm Desert, CA Real Estate & Mortgage Broker Since 2003, Call (760)574-8486. www.JustListedinPalmDesert.com
(Ronald Christopher & Associates. Proudly serving Palm Desert, La Quinta, Indio, Coachella, Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs.)
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5 Upgrades for a Wow-Worthy KitchenKitchens are fundamentally the lifeblood of any home. Sure, the living room and bedrooms are important, but it’s the kitchen that makes a house into a home. When the kitchen is impressive and inviting, the whole family can picture themselves in and about it in t...

By Richard Daskam, Your Real Estate Consultant
(Keller Williams Coastal Properties)
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How do you protect your home from fire if you have Pets? 

By Crystal Simmons, A present for the self.
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Many spend a good amount of money and resources in finding the perfect set of equipment for decorating their garden. It is quite important to ensure that the tools that you buy to suit the needs of your garden minimizes the amount of energy that you need to put in. The size and weight of these to...

By Matt Lee, Real Estate Marketing
(Rise Up Local & Lead Generation Experts)
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Mobile, manufactured or modular homes incorporate different designs and building processes than standard homes. Many mobile homes do not accommodate the application of new exteriors over the older ones or removal of existing exteriors. Similarly, not all types of log-like siding options are suita...

By Matt Lee, Real Estate Marketing
(Rise Up Local & Lead Generation Experts)
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 Before you rush out to get the house ‘taken care of,’ it’s worth pausing to consider a few exterior design ideas that can create significant curb appeal for your homestead. As the housing market changes, a homeowner’s curb appeal becomes dramatically more important. The way a house looks and the...

By Paul Weir
(Re/Max Performance)
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Looking for the perfect book as a gift for the organic gardener or farmer in your life?? When was the last time you had a hard time putting a good gardening book down? A book that helps you see your soil and your plantings with a whole new set of eyes? A book that you can say actually completes a...

By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
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Removing Stains From Granite I am listing a home with granite counters and one side has a noticeable stain.  I used my phone to Google a solution and I saw the following: Hydrogen peroxide can be used in a cleaning solution for removing grease or stains from your granite surfaces. Mix 1/2 cup of ...

By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Bob Timm, Broker Associate, Alliance Real Estate
(Alliance Real Estate - Minot)
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With the temps in Minot at record highs for the past few days I wanted to share a simple easy tip to get the most out of your older window AC unit.If the inner workings of your window AC unit get to hot the compressor inside of it will shut down and not blow cold air (the fan however will continu...

By Tamra Lee Ulmer, FORCE~NRBA ~ Over 1000 REO Assets SOLD!
(Arizona Resource Realty)
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A living room is one of the most important rooms when making an impression to your guests. It’s the receiving area, and they will most likely spend their entire stay there. Having a welcoming room not only speaks volumes about your hospitality, but is also a good way of showcasing your inner desi...

By Dami Ade, Professional enthusiast
(Elites Ltd)
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In any society, marriage is a foundational relationship. All the relationships in the society come from mother and father. These relationships will thrive in the society if the relationship between mother-father or wife-husband is strong. Good marriages are important for the development of a stro...

By David Jackson, MBA, Financial lending analyst
(Olympus Labs)
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Homeowners work hard to maintain their property — as well they should. A home is the most valuable thing that most homeowners will ever own, and its value is far from a set thing. A poorly maintained home can erode in value over time, just as a well-maintained home will retain its value. After a ...
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