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 Charles Fugate, Real estate agent in Autaugaville, AL
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Once the preserve of a small slice of the progressive left, the environmental revolution is now probably one of the most important movements shaping everything from diet to urban design around the globe. In an era where climate change is considered by many to be the greatest threat the world will...

By Kodama Koi Farm, High Quality Japanese Nishikigoi (koi fish)
(Kodama Koi Farm)
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 I asked a question on here a couple weeks ago about whether realtors saw koi ponds as an added value or not. It got removed because someone who was helping me turned the sincere question into something that felt (and was) salesy and inauthentic, and I would like to apologize for having that be m...

By Asad Malik, I'm an real estate agent and a house builder.
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If you are a person who is really obsessed with keeping every cloth and accessory in place, you can invest your time and money on a custom closet. Even an ordinary closet would cost you the same. But if you use the space of your home with proper designs, your closet can make a huge difference in ...

By Granite Heroes, Marble, Granite & Terrazzo Restoration
(Granite Heroes)
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   Deerfield Stone Restoration  Date: 02-17-19  County: Cook  City: Deerfield, IL 60015  Job Details: Marble counter tops are absolutely gorgeous, lets be honest.  They really do look nice, that is Intel the etch marks, water rings, and spots start driving you nuts. When its time to restore your...

By Sandi Reed, Lee's Summit #1 Real Estate Expert
(Chartwell Realty, LLC)
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Each month the Sandi Reed Real Estate Group provides a list of essential home repairs.  Maintaining your home well does need overwhelming but does require consistent attention. February’s tasks will primarily involve interior projects. Some of these projects will only take a few minutes but can ...

By Elisa Uribe Realtor #01427070, California Homes for Sale in the East Bay
(Golden Gate Sotheby's International)
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Mid-Century Furnitures for 2019! Mid-Century style furnitures for me will always be timeless and classy. The geometric shapes, organic curves and clean lines set it apart from the rest. It never goes out of style. So for this New Year 2019, if you are looking for Mid-Century furniture pieces to a...

By Terry Records
(Records Results!Real Estate)
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 As an experienced real estate agent and investor, I can’t tell you how many properties I’ve helped stage. But having grown up in a military family, I’ve also moved around a few times myself. And over the years, I’ve helped countless clients get their next dream home, from Southwest Florida to Mo...

By Renovation Find, Helping you find the best renovation companies.
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Want to freshen up your kitchen cabinets, but you don’t want to spend a fortune on brand new cabinets that fit into your living space perfectly, simply update your existing cabinets with a fresh coat of paint. This is where professional cabinet painters in Toronto  will come in handy.Step One: Sh...

By Summer Robertson, Your Gillette, WY Real estate Resource
(Team Properties Group, LLC)
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Thinking about painting your home?Painting can help bring up the value of your home, get rid of old unwanted smells, add personal customization, and bring an sense of newness to an older area. There can be more to painting than just slapping some paint on to a wall; and we have asked our own expe...

By Tracy Gremillion, Because Your Agent Matters.
(Tracy Gremillion Group)
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As a homeowner, one of the last things you want is for your water heater to stop working (especially on the coldest day of winter)! Click here to learn how to drain your water heater as part of routine maintenance! 

By Granite Heroes, Marble, Granite & Terrazzo Restoration
(Granite Heroes)
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       Arlington Heights Stone Restoration Contractors  Date: 02-02-19  County: Du Page  City: Arlington Heights, IL 60006  Job Details: Arlington Heights is a established city located by Arlington Race Track. The homes in Arlington Heights have been  and updated over the years and have a large ...

By ReShawna Leaven, Experience. Knowledge. RESULTS.
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Winter months bring cold days and long nights. While you wait for the weather to warm up so you can get out into the garden, there are still plenty of great DIY projects to tackle, even in the winter.Here are 7 terrific ideas for the Do it Yourselfer in you. Paint Your Walls – Paint an accent wal...

By Jennifer Stone, Favorite Four Letter Word: SOLD
(Big Show Realty)
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Epoxy flooring is a resilient and attractive option which is versatile, durable, and simple to keep up. A lot of businesses and homeowners invest in epoxy for the basement, garage, warehouse, and store floors. One of the best features about epoxy flooring is how great it cleans up. Even after yea...

By Randy Shamburger, FHA, VA, USDA and Conventional Mortgage Expert
(Movement Mortgage)
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Bathroom Space Saving Ideas Greenville, SC Is there such a thing as a big enough bathroom? It surely seems as though there’s never enough counter space or storage or shelving or … well, bathrooms can often seem overly full. Luckily, we’ve found a few tips for maximizing the space you have — and ...

By Samuel John, We give you daily about real estate market.
(Daily Real Estate Update)
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Home improvement is something that everyone will likely entail themselves with at some point in their lives. When it boils down to it, you are most likely to need the right tools to get the job done, as well as understanding what home improvement tools are necessary to have can make all the diffe...

By Kim Anderson, We'll buy your house fast & give you cash for it.
(Kims Properties)
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If you are a homeowner, then you know how important it is to replace and update your roof. The roof acts as protection from heavy rain, dirt, debris, or anything that can get into your house. In addition, energy conservation plays an important role as well. Choosing the right roof can help you co...

By Liz Miller, Just Call Liz
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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Everybody wants to personalize their home space to fit their individual needs and tastes. Even a newly constructed home could use a tweak here or there. When you've been in your Lake Havasu home for a while, you might be itching for a remodel. If you're thinking about selling it anytime soon, it ...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
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Did you know that the Los Angeles Sanitation Agency has a 24-hour Customer Care Center?If you have broken trash bins or recycle bin, all you have to do is call the LA Sanitation Agency 24-hour Customer Care Center 1-800-773-2489 and provide your bin’s serial number which is located on the front o...

By Kate Steven, Best Real Estate Blog
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Regular maintenance of plumbing is necessary to keep your home’s plumbing system running smoothly. Plumbing maintenance requires little time and little money and help to minimize future plumbing problems that require more time and money. Just like any other appliances in your home the plumbing sy...
Originally chosen for their low price and ease of install, cast iron pipes are in countless homes. In Florida alone, an estimated 2,000,000 homes use cast iron pipes in their plumbing systems. If your home was built prior to 1975, it’s likely your plumbing system consists of cast iron pipes, too....