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 Samuel John, We give you daily about real estate market.
(Daily Real Estate Update)
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Home heating oil can be pricey, yet it is essential for keeping your family cozy and also comfy during the cold weather. Following these basic suggestions as well as techniques will certainly help you afford your gas shipments.Reduced Your ThermostatSimply lowering your thermostat from 70 to 68 d...

By Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
(Fred Griffin Real Estate)
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Bother to declutter.A cluttered space in your home can add to you stress level and keep you quite annoyed and uncomfortable. Redecorating can be overwhelming, and an overhaul of the area should be expensive. With so many decisions to consider, it’s always good to know some points on how to reign...

By Danny Margagliano, Danny "Wheels"
(30a Local Properties)
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Painting the interior of your home can make a differenceWhen moving into a new home most new buyers want to add their own personal touch. This can be done most easily by hiring someone for interior home painting. The first thing that you need to do is make sure that you are hiring the right compa...

By Velva Dunn, residential sales,new homes and relocation
(Velva Dunn)
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Buying or selling a home is an incredibly stressful process. In fact, it can be as stressful as other major life events, such as getting a divorce or having a baby. The process of buying or selling a house tends to be long and daunting. Your house is likely your biggest asset, something you've in...

By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
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Your Home - Making a More Relaxing Home    it's almost the end of the year once again! With the new year coming, why not get started on one of the essential necessities in your life, your HOME! We've talked about home improvement in the past, but in this month's segment, we will be focusing on w...

By Samuel John, We give you daily about real estate market.
(Daily Real Estate Update)
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 In choosing both indoor as well as outdoor furniture, top quality is the utmost crucial. In today's hard times, every penny conserved deserves a whole lot; thus every purchase must be assumed of seriously and meticulously.While a lot of us desire to improve our houses, numerous have ended up bei...

By Sandra Nickel, The Hat Team
(Sandra Nickel REALTORS)
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It is almost time for the seasons to change once again as we move from winter slowly into spring.  As the seasons change many people find that they like to get things around their home organized to make the transition seem smoother.  Organizing your home can be made simple with a few of the follo...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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This is very good advice for home owners... Just in time.  Here is September's epic flooring post.  Actually, I posted the original on my site on September 27.   Warning to my Active Rain Colleagues:  This is a long epic article - over 3,000 words.  It is targeted for consumers searching for floo...

By Valeria Mola, 305-607-0709 SIB Realty
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Luxury Oceanfront Condo La Perla Your La Perla  Ocean Residence is more than a home -- it offers you an incomparable lifestyle complete with 24-hour valet service and front desk attendant, an oceanview fitness center and more.  For your business needs, make use of our business center and conferen...

By Ron Saporito, Palm Desert, CA Real Estate & Mortgage Broker Since 2003, Call (760)574-8486. www.JustListedinPalmDesert.com
(Ronald Christopher & Associates. Proudly serving Palm Desert, La Quinta, Indio, Coachella, Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs.)
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5 Upgrades for a Wow-Worthy KitchenKitchens are fundamentally the lifeblood of any home. Sure, the living room and bedrooms are important, but it’s the kitchen that makes a house into a home. When the kitchen is impressive and inviting, the whole family can picture themselves in and about it in t...

By Allen Lomax, WNC Mountain Homes & Horse Farms Specialists
(Steed Talker Realty is with two hours of Tryon International Equestrian Center and we offer the best properties in the area.)
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In the featured photo above Buttercup, a poisionous invasive weed, is choking out this pasture.  Well Maintained Horse Pastures Provide a Positive Selling point for Buyers of Equestrian EstatesHealthy Pasture for Healthy HorsesHorse property owners in the Smoky Mountains of Western North Carolina...

By Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM, Associate Broker
(Harry Norman, REALTORS® )
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Thank you Brad Miller  The kitchen is the most used room in the house and is a major deciding factor when someone is hunting for a new home. It only follows that you would want your kitchen to not only be a joy to look at but also be functional and cater to your lifestyle. Below are some tips on ...

By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
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We love to garden and grow food, which is very easy to do in Haiku Maui.  It's nice to have friends who share this passion, and bring us new plants to try.  Over the years we have incorporated a lot of great herbs into our gardens.From right to left: chili peppers; oregano; turmeric; my chickens!...

By Paul Peck, Licensed Drywall and Painting Contractor
(Peck Drywall and Painting serving Brevard County, Florida)
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Soundproof walls without removing drywall by applying Green Glue Compound to noise reduction drywall to block out your noisy neighbors, loud plumbing or even music from media rooms. Also in this video I’ll show you how to apply the green glue compound to the back of the drywall to ad on top of th...

By David Jackson, MBA, Financial lending analyst
(Olympus Labs)
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Your home is your oasis, and there are a lot of things that can damage your home - even your daily habits. But there are also some surprising things that can damage your home. Lightning StormsWhen it’s storming outside, a lot of homeowners like to tuck themselves into bed and sleep the night away...

By Lisa Davies
(Online Buzz)
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If there are actually spills or insulation is inadequate, Roof covering might be a problem for almost any homeowner, particularly. You can study how you can put in your personal roof. Browse the subsequent report if you want fantastic do-it-yourself recommendations that can help you save cash on ...
The kitchen is the most used room in the house and is a major deciding factor when someone is hunting for a new home. It only follows that you would want your kitchen to not only be a joy to look at but also be functional and cater to your lifestyle. Below are some tips on how to modernize your k...
It might be too early to start now, but the holidays will be here before you know it. What better time to start getting your living room spruced up than now, right? Some things can come later in the season but if you’re looking forward to entertaining in just a few weeks, you may want to have a l...

By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
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As many of you know, I've been earning some affiliate income on Amazon. Basically, I write articles that are helpful to my reader such as What is the best area rug padding for hardwood floors?  And, then I recommend the best product for them. It does not cost the customer any extra, but I make am...

By Jan Green, HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN
(Value Added Service, 602-620-2699)
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When my phone rings at 7:00 pm at night, I vacillate between answering it or letting it go to voicemail.  After all, who would be calling at that time of night?  A call from Google maybe. So tonight's call was a unique call.  The caller had already bought a home . He just moved here from Maryland...