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.

Trending blogs on Home Improvement

 

By Matt Lee, Real Estate Marketing
(Rise Up Local & Lead Generation Experts)
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As a homeowner, saving energy is going to be one of your main concerns when it comes to running your household. There are plenty of ways to save energy, some of which you might not have even realized were options. In case you need a few tips for better energy efficient home design, here are a han...

By Asad Malik, I'm an real estate agent and a house builder.
(Hellgeeks)
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If you have decided to sell your house, you need to roll your sleeves up to make sure that you get the most out of your investment. You need to keep yourself updated and act wisely to make sure that you don’t miss any potential buyer.  Here are 7 tips mentioned to help you present your house for ...

By Kim Anderson, We'll buy your house fast & give you cash for it.
(Kims Properties)
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Molds are fungal microorganisms that flourish in the presence of moisture and decay. Mold fungi feed on dead organic matter and sometimes living organisms. Mold reproduces through spores which are dispersed by air currents. Although we know how mold comes about, do we know anything about how to g...

By Asad Malik, I'm an real estate agent and a house builder.
(Hellgeeks)
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A swimming pool is one of the most important parts of your home so it is important to keep it well-maintained. It would help keep your swimming pool healthy and great looking. So, you need to take proper time out of your routine schedule if you want to avoid any emergency run in the future.Here a...
While getting a building constructed, be it your home or office space, it is important to fundamentally consider fire safety while designing the building. have listed here 10 fire safety measures that you need to access when construction a building;1. Provide Sufficient Escape Routes:The first ru...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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Are You Making These Costly Mistakes on Your Winnetka Home? We live in a harsh climate in Winnetka and the North Shore with extremes that can send heating or cooling bills off the charts. I love seeing the low gas bill in the summer (no heater on!) but conversely see the money going toward a high...

By Evelina Tsigelnitskaya, www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931
(SIB Realty)
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 Bellini on the Ocean, one of Bal Harbour's newer waterfront beauty. In a village where luxury lifestyles, world-class style and sophistication are the norm rather than the exception, Bellini is setting an all-new standard. At 24 stories, Bellini features 81 ultra-exclusive homes directly on the ...

By Donald Payne, What's your Vision..
(Vision Realty)
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Whether you are leaving your home for the winter and heading to someplace warmer or you're planning on staying around and just want to protect your home more, winterizing a property is an important process to a homeowner. Extreme winter weather can leave your home and neighborhood without power o...

By Chris B Johnson REALTOR®, 5 Star Rated REALTOR® Quality, Not Quantity
(Allison James Elite)
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View this email in your browser Positioning Your Great Room for a Big Payout We’re talking furniture placement here.When you’re decorating an open floorplan, the placement of your furnishings should always be taken into consideration. If not done correctly, it can mean the difference between a s...
Every year, more and more homeowners look to refresh their kitchens. Last year, kitchens were all about two-toned cabinetry and charming banquet-style dining spaces.But this year has been dominated by a number of new trends like accent ceilings and  push-open cupboards and cabinets. And these tre...

By Kurt Davidson, Gratefully Serving Greater Portland-Vancouver
(Davidson Home Group | Keller Williams Portland Central)
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By Jennifer Kelly GeddesNo surprise here: Thanksgiving decor can veer into tacky territory just as quickly as any other holiday furnishings. But if you just can’t get down with the blow-up turkeys, Pilgrim hat motifs, and faux foliage (the real deal is right outside!), you’re not alone. We love t...

By Laura Filip, What can we do for you today?
(Laura Filip Broker , Opening doors for All Seasons of Life )
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 Home Staging ideas using Dixie Belle Paint are super fun and the cost is fairly inexpensive. We have had this 1970's style TV cart in our office for several years, the use has been for a Keurig coffee maker and all the fun stuff that goes with coffee. Learning how to use Dixie Belle paint is eas...

By Richa Nayyar
(Coming service)
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Do you know that non-adherence to the toilet hygiene causes many harmful diseases? If your toilet disposal system is not working properly, it will not be able to get rid of the sewage problems. Stop taking the lounger and getting to the bottom of what is the cause behind your frequent toilet clog...

By Kim Anderson, We'll buy your house fast & give you cash for it.
(Kims Properties)
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Do you have snakes in your pool? Do you want to know how to keep snakes out of pool? The swimming pool can be best for relaxing in a hot summer. Just imagine, you are all set for a refreshing dip and suddenly, you saw a snake inside the pool. What will you feel at that moment? You will simply wan...

By Kim Anderson, We'll buy your house fast & give you cash for it.
(Kims Properties)
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Is there a gum stain on your new carpet? Do you want to know how to get gum off carpet? If you have gum stains on your brand new carpet, you must try to get rid of that stain as soon as possible. However, you might not expect the desired result without knowing the right methods. In the following ...

By George Thoma, Branch Manager / Broker
(Island Lending Hawaii, LLC | Equal Housing Lender )
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Ideas that keep your Property value and up to date. 1,PAINT, PAINT, PAINTIt could increase your home’s value 2%2,ADD A COLORFUL BACKSPLASHThe kitchen is the #1 upgrade with the greatest return 3,SET HOT WATER HEATER TO 120 degrees FEvery 10-degree drop saves 3-5%4,UPGRADE YOUR FRONT DOORIt could ...

By Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
(www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310)
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Basement Flooding in Charlotte NC - What to do to Prevent and Remediate If you’ve ever experienced a flooded basement, you will certainly understand what a hassle it can be to resolve whatever the cause of the flood. Whether it’s a completely flooded basement, or water seeping through your walls,...

By Samuel John, We give you daily about real estate market.
(Daily Real Estate Update)
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A roof is an essential element when it comes to a property's curb appeal. It is one of the first things a home buyer sees and ensures it's not poorly made or ready for early replacement. While the average lifespan of a roofing system is 20 years, changes in climate and weather conditions may redu...

By Asad Malik, I'm an real estate agent and a house builder.
(Hellgeeks)
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Winter is the season that requires more heating oil to keep your home cozier. You must carry out such small preparations for winter beforehand to be able to save a few of your dollars later. The more you act consciously, the more money you can save.Here are the five best tips mentioned to help yo...

By Kurt Davidson, Gratefully Serving Greater Portland-Vancouver
(Davidson Home Group | Keller Williams Portland Central)
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By Larissa Runklelepas2004/iStock; realtor.com  Your bedroom isn’t just a place to crash after a long day; it’s also the perfect spot for hiding away from the chaotic days outside. You know the ones we’re talking about—snow days, “sick” days, #pjsallday-days.So if you want to hibernate as much as...