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 Tamra Lee Ulmer, FORCE~NRBA ~ Over 1000 REO Assets SOLD!
(Arizona Resource Realty)
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A new home means a new pathway towards refreshing space design ideas! In keeping the aesthetic appeal of your household, it is significant to focus not only on the interiors but also to your outdoor landscape. And what better way to improve your exterior? Through gardening, of course!It might see...

By Granite Heroes, Marble, Granite & Terrazzo Restoration
(Granite Heroes)
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Do you need a professional marble bathroom cleaning service near Chicago, IL?Marble bathrooms can be difficult to maintain. Do you have a marble cleaning and restoration service capable of fixing and maintaining the condition of your natural stone bathrooms?  Granite Heroes is professional Marble...

By Samuel John, We give you daily about real estate market.
(Daily Real Estate Update)
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 There are many types of roofing materials specifically made for houses, commercial and agricultural buildings or even gardens. It can be confusing as to what you should buy, but with guidance from roofing professionals, you'll be able to find out which material will work best for your requiremen...

By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
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We all need to give thanks for the modern homes we as Realtors have to sell, live in and the other associated daily living conveniences that we have today when compared to our forefather real estate agents 100 years ago. Think how hard it would be to sell a home like our grandparents lived in tod...

By John Handschuh ABR SRES, Bucks County Real Estate
(RE/MAX Action Realty)
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Avoid Costly Repairs With These Winter Maintenance Must-Dos Failure to prepare your home for the upcoming winter months can have dire consequences on your wallet, as well as pose a safety hazard for others. Even those in warmer climates will want to be careful this time of year: Everyone can bene...

By Victoria Carter, TwoMoveYou
(TwoMoveYou)
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written by Karen Rhamey October 31, 2018 Many homeowners think that installing and maintaining a fireplace is an unaffordable luxury. While this may be true about wood-burning or gas models, an electric fireplace is a fantastic option for homeowners seeking warmth and comfort on a budget. Read on...

By Matt Lee, Real Estate Marketing
(Rise Up Local & Lead Generation Experts)
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Green building materials have several benefits for both builders and homeowners looking to build or renovate. From energy efficiency to healthier products that give off fewer VOCs, more green building materials are appearing on the market, meeting the demand that many people have for homes and bu...

By John Tabbart, Finding the Most Shared Content & Key Influencers
(Investment Properties)
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It is hard to visualize your home being invaded by scorpions. Not only is the idea scary, but it also seems impossible until you spot one or a couple of these critters in your home. Preventive Pest Control mentions that if you are faced with this problem or live in an area where scorpions are kno...
Clutter always finds its way to a home office. When deadlines loom, tasks pile up, and you’re just plain busy, tidiness is not always a priority. With this said, a work space that looks like a disaster can hamper your productivity and creativity. There’s no doubt that it would be better for you t...

By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Bob Timm, Project Coordinator for Tivoli Homes
(Tivoli Custom Homes)
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If you work with a Custom Home Builder like Tom and myself this is great advice to pass on to your Buyers. The Custom Builder I work with, Tivoli Custom Homes, receives a passing check mark on all of Tom's points.If you live anywhere in Western North Dakota Tivoli Custom Homes can build that perf...

By Eric J, Dream Home Financing
(Eric J - Dream Home Financing)
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Lighting Can Increase The Value Of Your Homeclick to read full articleWhy Lighting is Important?Lighting changes the look and feel of your home. It creates an vibe that is hard to describe but it signals "buy" or "no thanks" to potential buyers of your home.What is Color Temperature and What Does...

By Steve Stenros, CREIA MCI, ICC, ACI Home Inspector,San Diego
(Poway,La Jolla,Del Mar,Mira Mesa,Carlsbad,Escondido,Temecula)
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If You Have These Smoke Alarms, Get Rid Of Them! There are two types of smoke alarms, photoelectric and ionization. Which one should you use? Ionization alarms respond marginally faster to an open or “fast-flame” fire than a photoelectric smoke alarm. On average, ionization alarms will react abou...

By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
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Are you are thinking of selling your home in the next few years? Make those upgrades now that you know you are going to need to make later so that you can enjoy them while you are still in your home. Remodeling your home can make it more convenient and comfortable for your family and may also inc...

By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
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Some Blogs just have to be reblogged and this one by Karen Borden is one of them.  #1 Minor Bathroom Remodel Average return at resale: 102 percent It costs about $10,500 to replace the tub, tile surround, floor, toilet, sink, vanity and fixtures. You’ll get back an average of $10,700 at resale, a...

By Samuel John, We give you daily about real estate market.
(Daily Real Estate Update)
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The house is one of the most important aspects. It provides the security feel to the human being. Everyone should keep the home clean that provide the healthy environment to the residents. No should live in the dirty house. If both the husband and wife are going job they can hire the reputed home...

By Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
(Fred Griffin Real Estate)
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Are you are thinking of selling your home in the next few years? Make those upgrades now that you know you are going to need to make later so that you can enjoy them while you are still in your home. Remodeling your home can make it more convenient and comfortable for your family and may also in...
Turning your kitchen from simply a functional space to an amazing kitchen can take a bit of effort. We’re sharing our top designer tips below to help you plan and create the kitchen of your dreams.Define Kitchen ZonesA kitchen should have a defined space for food preparation, storage, and for tac...

By Sandra Nickel, The Hat Team
(Sandra Nickel REALTORS)
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So, you think you like modern décor, or is it contemporary?  You may think the two styles are synonymous, but they are quite different.  If you are decorating your home, or if you’ve hired a decorator to do it for you, terminology matters!  It’s important to know the correct words to describe the...

By Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
(Fred Griffin Real Estate)
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After moving into your home, you may be thrilled to have established equity from your down payment on day one of ownership. You may also be eager to increase your equity with each monthly mortgage payment. Equity will also increase as your home’s value increases. Value increase is associated wit...
Minimalist home décor is quite popular these days because many have come to appreciate the beauty of creating a home environment that focuses on clean simple lines. Far from being just a trend, minimalist home décor is a classic in interior design. Below are minimalist home decorating tips that y...