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 Alex Hales, Iam A Real State Agent
(Real State Company)
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Are you trying to learn how to get your website on top of Google? If yes, you should check out our guide here on what you need to do.These days, it seems as though everyone is glued to their smartphone on a regular basis. Thanks to the modern Digital Era, technology and the Internet reign supreme...

By Richa Nayyar
(Coming service)
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Moving into a new apartment can be very exciting and memorable. You get to decorate the place and create your personal space. However, not everything in the process will be fun and easy. Renovations can be time-consuming and tricky. That is why we have prepared a list of essentials that you need ...
In most cases, your house will be the largest single investment you will ever make in your life. This is why you need to give your home the attention it needs and deserves.Among the many ways to maintain your home is to switch out your old windows with high-quality and modern versions. This will ...

By TIM GRISSETT
(Chapman Hall Premier Realtors)
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If you've considered options for yourself or your aging parents, you may have come across the term "aging in place." The idea is that older adults can live at home with the support they need to thrive. There are a variety of ways to make this work, but most homes will need to be modified to allow...

By Asad Malik, I'm an real estate agent and a house builder.
(Hellgeeks)
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When you leave your home for travel, the thing which would bother you the most is the safety and security of your home and valuable assets. You must make sure that no one can break into your home to steal anything after you. Here are 8 tips mentioned to help you make your home safe and sound befo...

By Asad Malik, I'm an real estate agent and a house builder.
(Hellgeeks)
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Many homeowners prefer to paint their homes on their own. If you are among those, you must know additional tips and techniques which can help you get done with your painting job effectively. Also, your money and time will be saved in the process.Here are 7 quick tips to help you with painting for...

By Asad Malik, I'm an real estate agent and a house builder.
(Hellgeeks)
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Selling your home is a challenging task so you must carry out this process effectively and wisely. There are a lot of common mistakes which most of the people end up committing. You must be aware of such mistakes to be able to avoid them and make better decisions.Here are the top five mistakes me...

By Lisa Davies
(Online Buzz)
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Choosing the right door handle or door knob, for your home, cupboard, pantry, living room or bedroom can be quite an ordeal, there are quite many different types of door handles and doorknobs available in the market today, ranging from very simple to more intricate designs. Choosing the right sty...

By Rono Williams
(Versil)
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Purchasing a home you have always dreamed about is the most significant and rewarding investment you will ever make in your life. It is the apple of your eye, your pride and joy. You will do anything to protect it and keep it as aesthetically pleasing as the day you first moved in.One of the thin...

By Jennifer Stone, Favorite Four Letter Word: SOLD
(Big Show Realty)
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Concrete floors are not an optimal flooring situation. They can get cold and damp, and do not look very good in a room. When covering up a concrete floor, there are many types of flooring options to choose from. It is important that you chose the type of floor that best suits your needs and desig...

By Richa Nayyar
(Coming service)
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There are many things we hope to do. However, we are unable to achieve most of the things we want without financial support. Many thanks to banks and other financial institutions that provide loans and mortgages. However, getting a loan is a big thing that shouldn’t be taken lightly. Before you g...
We’ve all heard horror stories of people building homes or working on a renovation project and then their contractor suddenly disappeared, leaving them with an unfinished job and thousands of dollars lost. A good and reliable contractor can make the difference in a successful home renovation. Her...
Have you ever hired a contractor who couldn’t provide the kind of service you expected? If not, you don’t want to start with an unlicensed Auckland roofer. Imagine a storm builds and blows half of the shingles off your roof. It would need to be fixed quickly, making you a prime target for an unli...
The kitchen is the main part of the family where regular cooking happens. Even though cooking isn't advanced science, without a couple of basic rotimatic kitchen apparatuses, cooking takes longer. What's more, with regards to Indian food, there is a great deal of granulating and blending included...

By Heather Tawes Nelson, Associate Broker, ABR, CLHMS, CRS - Scottsdale, AZ
(Realty ONE Group)
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What to Repair Before You List Your HomeThinking of selling your home? If so, congratulations!When you’re getting ready to list your home, it’s of the utmost importance to ensure that it shows in the best light. As you know, first impressions are everything.Simply taking the time to highlight its...

By Sebastian Miller
(Hexagon)
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While interior designs come and go, the Scandinavian décor ranks among the few that have cemented a spot worldwide while infusing simplicity, function and an appeal that few can rival. Since its sprout in the 1950s, the Scandinavian design shows the ultimate craftsmanship at play in connecting th...

By David Jackson, MBA, Financial lending analyst
(Olympus Labs)
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The American concept of self storage really began nearly a century ago, during the Great Depression, when millions of individuals and families were uprooted from their homes, their farms, and their jobs, and had to travel away from home in order to begin over again. It was a heartbreaking time fo...

By Asad Malik, I'm an real estate agent and a house builder.
(Hellgeeks)
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Moving from one place to another is a huge hectic task that cannot be carried out without the help of a professional. So, you must hire a renowned professional service that takes care of everything from packing to delivery to make your moving process as smooth as possible.Here are a few tips ment...

By Kim Anderson, We'll buy your house fast & give you cash for it.
(Kims Properties)
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Is it important to change my lock? How often should I change my locks? The security of your home mostly depends on your locks. Even if you have installed advanced security systems, you need to take care of your exterior locks. If the lock is in working condition, many homeowners do not consider r...

By Sandra Nickel, The Hat Team
(Sandra Nickel REALTORS)
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One of the perks of being a homeowner is that you can make changes to your home to suit your own needs and desires.  Some home improvements are simple DIY projects you can accomplish in a weekend, but others are a little more complicated and should be handled by professionals.  In fact, some home...