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 Micheal John
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An exciting part of purchasing a pool is choosing the colour. Fibreglass pools come in various colours and finishes. There is a pool colour to suit every taste and home, the tricky part is deciding which one to pick. To help you choose the right colour for your pool, we’ve put together this artic...

By Micheal John
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People purchase pools for all different reasons, so the “right type” of pool can vary from person to person. There are a few things that should be considered when deciding on the type of pool to choose,after all, it is a big decision and you want to be sure you are making the right one.We have pu...

By Micheal John
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The end of the warmer summer months is fast approaching and that means your pool will more than likely not be used for the cooler months. Many people may assume to just throw a cover over your pool and it will be fine, unfortunately, that is not the case. It is really important to ensure your poo...

By Nancy Conner, Olympia/Thurston County WA
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    Quick now - do you know the name of the paint color you used in your living room?  And do you know what year it was you replaced the dishwasher?  OK, maybe a few of you are those highly organized folks who DO know and have a wonderfully color coordinated filing system of all your household re...

By Micheal John
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Quality Service Backed by Industry Leading WarrantiesSometimes, when air conditioners break down, it doesn’t make sense to make repairs. Repairs can sometimes be more expensive than the cost of a new unit or the system may be so damaged that repairs are simply not possible. In such cases, it'd be...
Scientists have discovered that there are more than 300,000 varieties of mold. Mold typically likes to grow in cool and wet areas but can appear anywhere.If you have recently found mold or mildew, you will need to properly treat it. This will prevent illness and from it spreading. Continue readin...

By David Jackson, MBA, Financial lending analyst
(Olympus Labs)
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The HVAC system can be the difference between a home that’s a delight to live in year round and one that’s monumentally uncomfortable in the height of summer and the depths of winter. Because the HVAC system is a bit mysterious for a lot of people, certain myths have grown up around it. Some of t...

By Richa Nayyar
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Increasingly these days, riders of all land vehicles (including ATVs) are injured or may even die when their ATV is involved in an accident. Keep in mind that ATVs are just as dangerous as cars, motorcycles, trucks, or sports cars, so use them only with proper safety practices and procedures. Man...

By Richa Nayyar
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No one wants to be in a home that they don’t wish to live in anymore. You may have found your dream property. You may have decided that you need a bigger space. You may be downsizing as you reach a more mature age. Whatever your reason for wanting to sell, it’s imperative that you have a quick sa...

By Richa Nayyar
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What is that one thing you would look for in the staff that you would hire for your property management company? Do you think you are making the right hiring decisions? Here are a few things you need, if you want to hire the right candidates for the jobs:MotivationOf course this is not just limit...
Summer is in full effect and with it comes the lion's share of 40 million+ people that choose to relocate to new locations. If you're among those that are headed off for greener pastures, good for you!Seeing more of the world and chasing down new opportunities is what life is all about.Unfortunat...

By Saheer Gurjot, I build custom home and offer complete home renova
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Though often overlooked, a home's siding is amongst the structure's most prominent exterior features. The material created not only enhances the dwelling's aesthetic quality but protects it from potentially damaging elements like wind, adverse weather, dirt, dust, pests and other creatures. Homeo...

By Saheer Gurjot, I build custom home and offer complete home renova
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Many homes and buildings have exterior features known as decks or terraces. These components enable property owners to spend time outdoors and hold events designed to entertain friends, family and co-workers.  Deck Railings As enjoyable as decks can be, said children or pets routinely frequent st...

By Saheer Gurjot, I build custom home and offer complete home renova
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Among the renovations you perform in your home, kitchen and bathroom, upgrades and remodels provide the most bang for your bucks. These are the most used areas of your home and bring the highest return on investment when you decide to sell. That is, when the work is well done and on trend. If you...

By Saheer Gurjot, I build custom home and offer complete home renova
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You may think that a home theatre installation is a luxury. In terms of home renovations, most people spend their time thinking about kitchens, bathrooms or living rooms. While these areas are undoubtedly crucial to the overall value of your home, you should not forget other areas of interest. A ...

By Micheal John
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If you just bought a house for the first time, it's going to be very important for you to take good care of every aspect of it. But it'll be especially important for you to perform the proper roof maintenance.Installing a new roof on a home can cost anywhere from $11,000 to $17,000 on average. So...

By Saheer Gurjot, I build custom home and offer complete home renova
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The year 2020 has been unlike any other in our collective histories. Many world governments have required individuals to stay home in order to keep their communities healthy. This has lead companies to the sudden revelation that they can save money and increase employee satisfaction by convertin...

By Saheer Gurjot, I build custom home and offer complete home renova
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Building exteriors do not last forever. Sometimes they simply have to be replaced. Most homeowners prepare for this expense. They can see when the home exterior begins to show those first signs of ageing, such as small cracks or slight buckling. The age of the home may play a role in when you de...

By Saheer Gurjot, I build custom home and offer complete home renova
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Building an addition to your home is a big step. The time, expense, and labour included make this a project to consider seriously. Make sure you consider every possible scenario before you embark on this project. Start with these four tips that are sure to help you achieve exactly what you want ...

By Saheer Gurjot, I build custom home and offer complete home renova
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Windows are amongst the home's most essential features. When these components experience any damage or deterioration, they often require immediate remediation of replacement. That said, window and window replacement professionals opine that certain seasons might be more favourable than others to ...