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 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 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 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...

By Granite Heroes, Marble, Granite & Terrazzo Restoration
(Granite Heroes)
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Chicago Stone Restoration Experts!Chicago weather impacts the care and maintenance of all natural stones. The Restoration of natural stone is the process to bring it back to its original state. It may also involve the altering of the stones surface to match a desired finish. In some cases, an own...

By Granite Heroes, Marble, Granite & Terrazzo Restoration
(Granite Heroes)
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Marble is mined and quarried from the mountains.Marble is a metamorphic stone found in the mountains of North America, South America, Asia, and, Europe. Italy is the most famous region form the mining and distribution of marble. Marble doesn't come from the corn fields of Chicago.  Massive amount...

By Granite Heroes, Marble, Granite & Terrazzo Restoration
(Granite Heroes)
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Marble Floor Honing & Polishing - Burr Ridge, IL 60527Maintaining bathrooms is hard enough, but when you have Cremma marble in your floor it can be really difficult. Depending on what cleaners you do or don't use you can damage the floor without even knowing it. This is marble floor restoration ...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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Are You Making These Costly Mistakes on Your Winnetka Home? We live in a harsh climate in Winnetka and the North Shore with extremes that can send heating or cooling bills off the charts. I love seeing the low gas bill in the summer (no heater on!) but conversely see the money going toward a high...

By David Jackson, MBA, Financial lending analyst
(Olympus Labs)
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When someone pulls up to the front of your house, what sort of impression does it give them? Does your house seem warm, inviting, and safe, or cold, rundown, and neglected? If your home falls into the latter category, you can change it around pretty quickly.Why Curb Appeal MattersCurb appeal is s...