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 Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty, 601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell
(Front Gate Real Estate)
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Hello 2020! I'm not much for New Years Resolutions, but if I were, an item high on my list would be to declutter. Real estate contributor Nina Hollander shared this fantastic post about decluttering in the new decade and I found it important enough to share with you. I hope her lists are helpful ...

By Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!
(RE/MAX Northwest.)
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Nina Hollander has done it again with her schedule of getting  things done. Please go to her blog and comment!   2020 Home Maintenance Checklist & Schedule   Owning a home requires more than just the financial responsibility of making timely mortgage and tax payments. Owning a home also requires ...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
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How to Begin Editing All of Your “Stuff” ...5 Steps to Get You Started With a new year comes the desire to organize and simplify. Whether you’re planning on putting your home on the market and want to prepare it so the buyers can see it, or you just want to live with less clutter, here are 5 step...

By Dave and Patricia Zumbrun
(The "Z" Team 4 RE, Inc.)
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We hope you enjoyed the holidays with your loved ones. Now that the new year is officially underway, time to take a look at your water usage. New water rationing bills were passed last year. Beginning by the end of June 2022, the State Water Board must adopt standards put in place by the bills to...

By Asad Malik, I'm an real estate agent and a house builder.
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A homeowner has a huge responsibility to take care of his home in the best possible way. A lot of issues pop us out of nowhere which you would have to deal with to keep your home in the best shape and condition. However, you should never underestimate the importance of keeping your home well-main...

By HomeWarranty Reviews, A Review Platform For Home Warranty Companies
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Select Home Warranty and American Home Shield are among the biggest home warranty companies in America. Both companies have a large number of independent contractors and technicians that work with them and provide 24/7 customer service. Don’t forget to get a quote from select home and from AHS.Co...

By Asad Malik, I'm an real estate agent and a house builder.
Comments 0
Applying for a new apartment can be stressful; after finally finding the right place, you don’t want to miss out. That’s why when applying to a new rental, you want your application to catch the landlord’s attention. Here, property management company, WNY Holdings shares strategies on how to make...

(Chapman Hall Premier Realtors)
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It is possible to keep your his-and-her closet organized and still speak to one another. Here are some of our favorite products to help you get organized without causing a fight. Focus on footwearShe doesn't have to sacrifice displaying her shoe collection in order to make room for his sneaker ad...

By HomeWarranty Reviews, A Review Platform For Home Warranty Companies
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American Home Shield and First American Home Warranty share a lot of similarities. Both companies are at the top of their game when it comes to home warranties. Also, both companies have the highest coverage limits in the industry. First American gives coverage for appliances for up to $3,500 and...

By Kurt Davidson, Gratefully Serving Greater Portland-Vancouver
(Davidson Home Group | Keller Williams Portland Central)
Comments 2
By Larissa Runkle Original article click here iStock/KatarzynaBialasiewiczEverything always seems to slow to a crawl after the holidays, just as the long winter months are settling in. But don’t let the short, gloomy days get you down. Instead, spruce up your living room with some new looks that ...

By Chrissy Boltan, Service professional specializing in Real Estate
(Pro Services)
Comments 4
Don’t know how to lay pavers on dirt? If you have any experience laying pavers without base or a solid foundation, you’ll know that it is a terrible idea to do it. Likewise, if you do know how to level ground for patio pavers, you’ll know that laying pavers without sand calls for a sinking catast...

By Kim Anderson, We'll buy your house fast & give you cash for it.
(Kims Properties)
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Do you have saltwater pool at your home? Well, you need to know and understand that the care tips are completely different for the saltwater pool than for chlorine. If you’re asking yourself how do you take care of a saltwater pool, then you are the right place. Sanitation and cleanliness is equa...

By MichelleCherie Carr Crowe 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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Seriously, just bookmark this and start 2020 off right with organizing and de-cluttering. All of the tools and lists will make it easy (or at least way easier) than the last time you may have tried to do it.And a big Wow and Thank You to Nina for sharing this. What an amazing list of resources fo...

By HomeWarranty Reviews, A Review Platform For Home Warranty Companies
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There is a need to stay cool this summer and if your air-conditioner units stop working then it would be due for repairs. It could be worse, you might have to buy another air-conditioner and this could prove expensive.If you do not have a home warranty then it can be unfortunate as this would cos...

By Savvy Gainesville/Ocala, High tech real estate
(Savvy and Company)
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Resolving to lose weight, eat better, and exercise more are common New Year's Resolutions that many people find difficult to stick with.This year, why not try something different and resolve to bring more peace to your life and home by being more grounded, simplifying your life, increasing mindfu...
If you have just started a company, the first thing you ought to do is to make it a brand. Unfortunately, a lot of people do not know what is branding. Home accessories includes a lot of things and like every other niche of business it has got its own unique style. Moreover, you cannot try the st...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
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David Jackson, MBA shares some great tips with us for outdoor accent lighting.  I love being able to show off outdoor areas in listings with twilight photos! Outdoor accent lighting is an easy way to dress up the front of your home. While pathway stake lights are helpful for being able to see whe...

By Khuwalid Khalid
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Designing your dream house and having things just the way you want is a wish that most of have. If you are a cook or the person who cooks in the family then your favorite place in the entire house would have to be the kitchen. We all have our own imagination of how our kitchen has to be depending...

By Legal Info
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The beginning of a new year means a clean slate and the promise of new adventures. In honor of the new year, you can make resolutions to improve the look, feel, and safety of your home with little to no time at all. By simply applying these 10 resolutions, you can kick off the decade making your ...

By Richa Nayyar
(Coming service)
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The number of pawnbrokers has been on the rise in recent times. This is because of tough economic times, rising prices of precious metals like gold and a sluggish economic growth. These issues are attracting more middle class customers who are looking for short-term loans to get them over tempora...