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 Bob Haywood, BobHaywood.com
(McGraw Realtors)
Comments 60
Let me ask you a question.  Ever had a guest or family member in your house ask to borrow your cell phone charger? You know how it goes.  They say, "Hey uh, do you have a phone charger I can borrow?"  Then you go scrambling around to find the one you have behind your bed.  Or in your office.  Or ...

By Faye Y. Taylor, Homes for Sale Floresville, La Vernia & San Antoni
(StepStone Realty, LLC )
Comments 3
I enjoy the Journal of Light Construction.  There is a ton of ideas and knowledge there.  This reference to  Weatherproof Exterior Cabinetry was found as I was reading the article on the length of drain lines which led to reading more articles. The Journal of Light Construction website is mainly ...

By Jennifer Carstensen, I specialize in selling houses (License: 317824)
(REMAX Real Estate Experts)
Comments 3
  When we run stories on living in homes with petite proportions, you often tell us, "Small? You should see my house!" Because we aim to please, we've rounded up some of the tiniest rooms on Houzz, picking those that pack plenty of ideas and function into a small space. We think that these are i...

By Samuel John, We give you daily about real estate market.
(Daily Real Estate Update)
Comments 0
 Improving your home is a huge choice. This is as a result of the expenses you require to shoulder when you start making enhancements around the house. One essential thing you require to think about is the exact part of your home that you wish to boost. This will certainly establish the work and ...

By David Jackson, MBA, Financial lending analyst
(Olympus Labs)
Comments 0
Whether your home is a new build or you’re looking to add some value to it, interior sliding barn doors are an inexpensive way to bring some individuality to a home. With a brand new year right around the corner, we’re going to show you why adding a sliding barn door to your home’s interior is th...

By Stephanie Arnett, SRS, IMSD, Broker Associate, REALTOR
(RE/MAX Partners~ Starkville, MS)
Comments 2
That orange box of baking soda tucked away in your fridge or kitchen cabinet can also be an inexpensive, and earth-friendly, solution for your laundry needs. It’s safe to use in both standard and high-efficiency washers and is one of the best products available to reduce your dependence on chemic...

By Peter Mark, SEO Consultant
(Peter Mark)
Comments 0
So you're thinking of painting your house and maybe you don't have time to do it yoursels. Just how much does it cost to paint a house these days? Well I can tell your from my experience in painting houses it really depends on many factors. The common main factors that go into a house paint estim...

By Samuel John, We give you daily about real estate market.
(Daily Real Estate Update)
Comments 0
Every Modern kitchen is defined for important key areas that mainly include flooring, appliances, counter-tops as well as cabinetry. Normally, Cabinets in the kitchen are the main focal point and the appearance could make them look like the entire kitchen aspects. When you are unsatisfied with th...

By David Jackson, MBA, Financial lending analyst
(Olympus Labs)
Comments 3
Falls occur more with advancing age but you can take measures to make your home safe, welcoming, attractive and accessible all at the same time. There are certain risk factors that increase the chances of a fall and there are two main types of risk factor: ‘individual’ and ‘environment’. ‘Individ...

By Bruce Kunz, REALTOR®, Brick & Howell NJ Homes for Sale
(C21 Solid Gold Realty, Brick, NJ, 732-920-2100)
Comments 7
Kim Anderson (https://activerain.com/profile/kimsellsyourhomefast) shared the Great post about making your Air Conditioning system it's most efficient. Having an annual inspction & system service performed is paramount.Hope it helps! Once the air from your coolant system isn't blowing frigid enou...

By Susan McCall, Everyone needs a home, Quickly, professionally and with a little fun!
(Compass Realty Solutions, Portland, OR & Vancouver, WA)
Comments 7
Solar panels seem like a great idea.  Solar panels create electricity without using the local economy electric grid.  The benefits are obvious.  Perhaps it is not economically the right choice, depending on the total cost of installation.  Remember, there are parts on the installation that will w...

By Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!
(Lisa Von Domek Team)
Comments 6
 Don't let a plumbing emergency like a toilet on the fritz ruin your holiday entertaining!  Those helpful folks at Home Depot have the information to educate you on not only how your toilet works, but how to help you repair it, even if you aren't a handy person...without calling a plumber.   I fo...

By Samuel John, We give you daily about real estate market.
(Daily Real Estate Update)
Comments 0
What's the difference in between a home alarm system and also a home security system? Technically ... nothing! Generally what matters most is the degree of home automation, the setup procedure and also the monitoring options. There is lots of Beveiliging Vergeleken to choose from as well as this ...

By Wendi-Mae Davis, CRS, GRI, Broker Associate
(Future Homes & Real Estate)
Comments 2
Top 10 Ways To Properly Prepare Your Home For Winter... Autumn is the ideal time to get your home ready for Winter, though if you haven’t done it yet-it’s never too late!Here is how to keep your home warm all winter long:A well maintained HVAC (Heating & Air) system will not only keep you warm, i...

By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
Comments 0
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By Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR, Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations
(AZuRE Team - Realty ONE Group)
Comments 9
The Richard Bazinet cooler hacks for our Arizona.1. Hack a custom fan. With a bowl of ice and a fan, you can create a faux ocean breeze. Simply fill a mixing bowl with ice or an ice pack, and put the bowl in front of a fan. Turn the fan on, and the air will mimic a chilly, misty breeze. 2. Set yo...

By Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR, Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations
(AZuRE Team - Realty ONE Group)
Comments 5
Does your Phoenix home have a room that is too hot in the summer or too cold in the winter? The culprit may be leaky ducts. In our typical homes in Arizona, about 20% of the air that moves through the duct system is lost because of improper installation. I had a cllient once, who actually had a o...

By Kurt Davidson, Real estate agent serving Greater Portland, OR
(Davidson Home Group | Keller Williams Portland Central)
Comments 0
By Lauren SiebenDownload your HOME SEARCH appWhat’s my HOME WORTH in today’s market?For those of us who live in cold-weather climates, the winter months are synonymous with hibernation mode. Who wants to go outside when you have to shovel 2 feet of snow just to see the sidewalk?But don’t let the ...

By Samuel John, We give you daily about real estate market.
(Daily Real Estate Update)
Comments 0
Summer can be among the toughest times of the year for lawns, particularly when we reside in among the warmer environments. While summer is a time of growing for numerous lawns, also it is additionally a time for less well took care of grass to suffer various troubles that can lead to stress and ...
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