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 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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Home maintenance is important, yet people too often fail to develop good habits in caring for a home.Please read and heed these seven important tips to ensure the residence stays safe, clean and efficient. The best way is to put these tasks on a calendar so it will automatically remind the homeow...

By David Jackson, MBA, Financial lending analyst
(Olympus Labs)
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If you want your home to stay in good condition, you’ll need to conduct routine maintenance. Good maintenance habits will keep your home cleaner and more hygienic, since you’ll clear out unwanted dust and debris from uncommonly seen areas. It will also keep your home safer, since you’ll notice an...

By NextDay Inspect, Residential Home Inspections & Radon Testing
(NextDay Inspect)
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Most people don’t know how easy it is to make their homes run on less energy, and we want to change that.Drastic reductions in heating, cooling, and electricity costs can be accomplished through very simple changes, most of which homeowners can do themselves. Of course, for homeowners who want to...

By Xavier Castellano
(RE Analytics)
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If you’re building a deck or any outdoor structure, you need to make sure to use the right material. While some materials are aesthetically pleasing, they may become warped, worn, or damaged depending on the climate you live in and the weather. As a result, more and more homeowners are moving awa...

By Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
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This tree is growing bottle brushes..... have you ever seen one??  not in New England!!!! It's an easy post - a picture of a bottlebrush tree taken while touring homes for sale in Kula Maui.  We see so many beautifully landscaped yards and I can't help but notice and take pictures.  The upcountry...

By David Jackson, MBA, Financial lending analyst
(Olympus Labs)
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The kitchen very often serves as the heartbeat of a home. It’s the place where families converge to eat and talk about the events of the day, and where people tend to end up when you entertain guests at home.A lot of beautiful memories originate in the kitchen, so you want it to be a place that i...

By Kate Steven, Best Real Estate Blog
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Leaflet designing appears to be a daunting task, and not all individuals can tackle it appropriately. But once you have the final flyers in your hand, you will find that distributing is even more troublesome. Therefore, before you get the brochures designed, we advise you to create a good strateg...

By Shonn Thompson, Experience and Results To Move You!
(Thompson Realty Group)
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The word “asbestos” strikes terror into the ears of homeowners. It sounds like a big problem, and it often is.But, how do you know if it’s an issue in your home? What should you do about it? And can it affect the sale of your property? Find out the important facts below to help you know if your A...

By NextDay Inspect, Residential Home Inspections & Radon Testing
(NextDay Inspect)
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Taking air samples during a mold inspection is important for several reasons.  Mold spores are not visible to the naked eye, and the types of mold present can often be determined through laboratory analysis of the air samples.  Having samples analyzed can also help provide evidence of the scope a...

By Ashley Carpenter, Home Renovation, DIY, and Decor Blog
(Joyfully Growing Blog, LLC)
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Installing soft close cabinets in your kitchen is a home improvement upgrade that you’ll appreciate every day. We completed this DIY project in our home, and loved the results so much that we decided to write a full blog post about it!For a full step-by-step installation guide with tons of pictur...

By Andrea Curtis United Country Premier Properties Certified Military Relocation Professional, U C INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR OF MILITARY PROPERTIES
(United CountryPremier Properties)
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   HOW TO FIX 5 COMMON BATHROOM ISSUES Homeownership has plenty of perks. You can make changes whenever you want, but that also means you are responsible for making any fixes that you want (or need)! Instead of calling the local handyman every time something small goes awry, you can try out these...

By Kate Steven, Best Real Estate Blog
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While trees are important natural resources for the environment, they may become cumbersome in some cases. Trees can pose a hazard to nearby homes in the neighborhood, or they may be infected and possibly spread diseases to other vegetation.Must-Have Tree Cutting Equipment. There’s no easy way to...

By Kate Steven, Best Real Estate Blog
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The main aim of low maintenance is to let you just kick back and relax in your garden. These garden are best for people who love gardens except for the idea of gardening, or maybe they don’t have enough time to work on their gardens. Fortunately, there are great ideas that could help them utilise...

By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
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I mean I knew it would be hard, so this is not a huge surprise.  I tried it 2 1/2 year ago and gave up. This time, the opportunity fell into my lap unexpectedly and I had a friend selling her blog. I knew there was no way I could handle it myself, so I paired up with a friend.  (she also has her ...

By Kate Steven, Best Real Estate Blog
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Are you one of those people who are spending a lot of their time from the weekend in taking care of the chores? Are you tired of taking the burden of all these jobs and you really wish that someone else could take over these responsibilities so that you could have some spare time on the weekend t...

By David Best, Turn your house into a home! Home Improvement Tips
(HouseHome)
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Image Source: https://erebusshading.com.au/During the summer months, relaxing outdoors can be quite refreshing. To have a unique outdoor entertaining area adjoining you home – perhaps, as an extension of your usable living space - there is a need to invest your effort, time, and budget. When the ...

By mordechai lev
(Real Estate service)
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As easy as it might seem on TV, taking on a DIY approach to your home renovation is quite the undertaking for someone with little to no experience. Even if you think completing a remodel yourself will save you money, you will find that it often isn’t worth it, because by the time you’re done, you...

By mordechai lev
(Real Estate service)
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Rarely are things ever as easy as they seem on TV. This is especially true for any DIY renovation project, specifically kitchen remodels. While there is an appeal in doing the work yourself, as glamorized by the ever so popular cable shows, you will find that the process is much more difficult th...

By mordechai lev
(Real Estate service)
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Carpet is an excellent choice for flooring due to the comfort it gives a home, but it does not age the best. As it gets more wear and tear, it is prone to collecting dirt, dust, and other odor, which over time can give it an unpleasant look and smell. And although proper maintenance on it is advi...

By Jeremy Wrenn, C.O.O., Winslow Homes
(Winslow Homes)
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CHIMNEY CORNER BOARD REPAIR IN WAKE FOREST, NC   We recently performed some closing punchlist work for a new customer through a referral from a real estate agent in Wake Forest, NC.  We did a good job, and the customer asked us to come back to repair all of his rotted trim. This house was foreclo...