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 Kate Steven, Best Real Estate Blog
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While shopping for your replacement windows, you may have noticed that these windows come in a few consistent sizes. The windows are made to fit most of the common sizes in homes. It may not work for all the homes, but manufacturers have chosen these sizes because they are the most popular sizes....

By mordechai lev
(Real Estate service)
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You might be thinking, wouldn’t it be cheaper to clean the pool yourself than hiring a professional service? Cleaning a pool is more than just fishing for leaves and branches that fell into the water overnight, and while it might seem like an effective way to reduce your costs on your pool, you m...

By mordechai lev
(Real Estate service)
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If you wanted, you could certainly have the same wood flooring running throughout your entire home. However, that may not be your best option if you are wanting to create different feels and looks for each room. However, you can mix and match wood floors throughout your home so that it looks seam...

By mordechai lev
(Real Estate service)
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A new season is always a great time to makeover a room. And as warmer weather comes, we want to reflect this in our interior design choices. Whether it’s your bedroom or living room, there are many ways you can make this change. Here are five recommendations for preparing your room for the Spring...

By mordechai lev
(Real Estate service)
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Duct cleaning is one of the most forgotten about tasks in a commercial space. Business owners often don’t spend enough time thinking about the air they breathe unless there is something drastically wrong with the quality. While the air in our spaces may not be completely hazardous, there are fact...

By mordechai lev
(Real Estate service)
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When you have a smaller space, you are probably looking for ways to make it feel bigger. One of the ways to do this is by using color to create the illusion of more space. Here are some colors that can help do this for you.Navy BlueWhen you have a smaller space, shadows can help hide the edges of...

By Kate Steven, Best Real Estate Blog
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Kids are the real gems and parents know how difficult it is to bring up their child. In this highly competitive era, we want our kids to be at the top. To do so, studies play an important role. But, unfortunately, our kids do not grab enough of the knowledge in our absence. I remember once my kid...

By Kate Steven, Best Real Estate Blog
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Mundane and boring wallpapers can be a cause of stress. Cheer up because now you can do a number of things for decorating your favorite walls. The backsplash vinyl peel and stick tiles  come in aa variety of color and design. So do not miss out on this great opportunity of saving your money and g...

By Kate Steven, Best Real Estate Blog
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 The decorative door glass and the benefits it provides to your home is the glazing or glaserei effect to whoever visits your home get stunned with the beauty of it, the curb appeal gives value to your home!  The points to note to know about the glass doors: Stained GlassStained glass, popularly ...

By Kate Steven, Best Real Estate Blog
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In today’s fast-evolving business world, excellent customer care is crucial. Service industry is all about providing extraordinary services to your clients. Especially, if you’re working as a house remodeling contractor, you need to actually connect with your customers to help them have their dre...

By Kate Steven, Best Real Estate Blog
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At the beginning of the year, trends are already emerging that will influence housing in 2019. The following article presents the current house trends.Wood & fair-faced concreteFor architects, wood is the building material of the future. In the past, skyscrapers were built of concrete and steel. ...

By Kate Steven, Best Real Estate Blog
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Gun safety is a very delicate matter for firearms owners. Every rifle or pistol owner doesn’t know about the safety of guns. They don’t even know in which situation it’s necessary to use a weapon. This is very awful and there is no need to live in ignorance. They can simply know about gun safety ...

By Kate Steven, Best Real Estate Blog
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Little changes can have a major effect—regardless of whether it's exchanging some furnishings around or showing work of art in an alternate manner. we will share tips that will have your home looking like new instantly. 1. Get Inventive with framing  Make a collection of printed frames from photo...

By Kate Steven, Best Real Estate Blog
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To keep thieves out of your home, you need to be well prepared: safety measures and proper behavior make life difficult for you. Here Some tips on how to secure your home or apartment against burglaries. How well are you armed against thieves? This question you should ask yourself in the cold mon...

By Kate Steven, Best Real Estate Blog
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Carpet is the house owner flooring most loved as it is accessible in an assortment of hues, materials, surfaces, and styles. It has various benefits over other ground surface choices, as it includes warmth, shading, texture, and pattern to any room.  Shielding your new carpet from regular tear an...

By David Jackson, MBA, Financial lending analyst
(Olympus Labs)
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There are a few tools every home needs. These are our picks.Whatever the size or shape of your home, whether you own it or are just renting, having an essential home toolkit handy is always helpful. You don't need to go overboard. Keep power tools to a minimum, but a few essentials make doing tho...

By Kate Steven, Best Real Estate Blog
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Gurgling drains, bad smells and water that doesn't want to drain properly are all clear signs of pipe blockage. In this case, sewer cleaning is unavoidable and should be carried out as soon as possible in order to avoid the worst. You can find out here how blockages can occur and how best to proc...

By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Howard County & Catonsville
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
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10 STEPS TO DECLUTTER YOUR KITCHEN     We are all thankful for the many drawers and cabinets in kitchens today, but they make it easy for us to hide our clutter instead of getting rid of it. If you have reached the point where you can no longer open a door in your kitchen without having somethin...

By TIM GRISSETT
(Chapman Hall Premier Realtors)
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Whether you live in the ‘burbs, the city or out in the country, your lawn is the crowning centerpiece that introduces people to your home. Your lawn can elevate the look of your house or create an uninviting scene that lessens the beauty…and maybe even the value.For some homeowners, though, lawn ...

By Chrissy Boltan, Service professional specializing in Real Estate
(Pro Services)
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Have you lost the keys to your home? Well, no matter what type of keys you have lost, there is always a way to get in through your back door. But for the sake of reality and more practicality, it is not always possible. So, if you are wondering lost my house key how can I get in, then you need so...