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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Replacement windows may not be on your top priority or the top list of your home improvement projects, but perhaps they should be. When you notice that your windows are foggy, drafty, confusing to open and close or have rotten frames or sills, it is time to examine the tremendous benefits of repl...

By Chrissy Boltan, Service professional specializing in Real Estate
(Pro Services)
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Is your garage door stuck on one side? There are several reasons why the door can get jammed. Even simple causes can jam the garage door and keep you frustrated for hours. It can make you lose the joy of owning a garage. We have a few issues which you can quickly identify and solve at home withou...

By Kate Steven, Best Real Estate Blog
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Gun safety is a very delicate matter for firearms owners. Every rifle or pistol owner doesn’t know about the safety of guns. They don’t even know in which situation it’s necessary to use a weapon. This is very awful and there is no need to live in ignorance. They can simply know about gun safety ...

By Gwen Fowler-CRS- 864-638-3599 SC Mountains & Lakes--, Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc.
(Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc)
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I also think staging personal protection items in your home should be on this list.  One of the best things about moving into a new home is personalizing it and really making it yours. From hanging wall art to arranging furniture to finding the perfect spot for your grandmother’s hand crocheted a...

By Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage )
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 June Maintenance Checklist For Homeowners Tomorrow is June 1st! Hard to believe how quickly we are barreling towards the summer season. Before the summer season goes into full swing, here's a list of things homeowners should take care of to keep their homes in tip top shape throughout the summer...

By David J. Caracausa, ABR, CRB, CRS, GRI, SRES, CRE
(The Premier Properties Group)
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5 Things You Need to Know About Popcorn Ceilings If you’ve ever watched a home improvement show, the first thing said when the host walks into an older home is almost always “Popcorn ceilings - we’ll have to remove those”. Why does everyone assume popcorn ceilings must go? And what if you chose t...

By TIM GRISSETT
(Chapman Hall Premier Realtors)
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  Get your home in shape with these indoor and outdoor projects to do in an hour, over a weekend or longer-term     With longer days on the horizon, summer is a good time to get going on some larger home projects both indoors and out. Hotter weather is also your cue to tune up those irrigation s...

By Tommy Wyher, I am an freelance writer and professional marketer
(Husky Marketing)
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Owning a home can be an unparalleled feeling for any person. It can make you feel one hundred percent proud. It can give you a sense of responsibility that is welcome. Remember, however, that home ownership isn't just about excitement and relaxation. It's also about taking amazing care of your pr...

By Joe Gonzalez, NMLS# 126036 (610) 739-6563
(CrossCountry Mortgage, LLC NMLS #3029)
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One of the best things about moving into a new home is personalizing it and really making it yours. From hanging wall art to arranging furniture to finding the perfect spot for your grandmother’s hand crocheted afghan, it’s a real joy to decorate.But are you forgetting about the big investment yo...

By Kate Steven, Best Real Estate Blog
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To keep thieves out of your home, you need to be well prepared: safety measures and proper behavior make life difficult for you. Here Some tips on how to secure your home or apartment against burglaries. How well are you armed against thieves? This question you should ask yourself in the cold mon...

By Jennifer Stone, Favorite Four Letter Word: SOLD
(Big Show Realty)
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Your carpet is one of the most important parts of your house. It not only adds beauty and comfort to your floor, but it also helps in insulation. Although, it needs proper cleaning regularly. Since the carpet fibers are very fine and soft, the dust and debris get accumulated in these fibers. Only...

By Asad Malik, I'm an real estate agent and a house builder.
(Hellgeeks)
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Buying a new water heater may sound like a normal thing but it is not something we do quite often. So, you need to be very careful and alert to make sure that you buy the right water heater which is suitable for your home and personal needs.Here are 8 factors mentioned for you to consider when pu...

By Kate Steven, Best Real Estate Blog
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If you are hearing about weighted blankets for the first time, know that many around the globe are already using it and getting some benefits too with its usage. Don't worry; here, we will discuss a few aspects you need to know about weighted blankets and its usage. For long, weighted blankets we...

By Elisa Uribe Realtor #01427070, California Homes for Sale in the East Bay
(Golden Gate Sotheby's International)
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ORGANIC FOOD ON A BUDGET  Organic food usually tastes better, and is better for you, but it can also be very expensive compared to non-organic products. Organic food can cost nearly 50 percent more, thanks to the extra labor required to produce it and consumers’ demand exceeding supply.So how do ...

By Renovation Find, Helping you find the best renovation companies.
(RenovationFind)
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 Regina is a town full of secret trends, bold designs, and urban style, and believe it or not, both public and private bathrooms can include these things too. Knowing where to start is the best way to complete a perfect and effortless bathroom renos in regina. But there’s a few things you’ll want...

By Kate Steven, Best Real Estate Blog
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Whether the need is for real estate, or serious bodily injury and wrongful death, the choices you make will most certainly need to benefit your cause. Keyword(s): wrongful death Anchor Text: after a wrongful death In cases of real estate conflicts or wrongful death, you want to make sure you have...

By Asad Malik, I'm an real estate agent and a house builder.
(Hellgeeks)
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Buying your first home involves a lot of feelings and emotions like excitement, fears, joy, and so much more. However, you must use your mind to make practical decisions during the buying process. The more you act consciously, the better investment you would be able to make.Here are a few top tip...

By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
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On June 6, 2019, ATTOM Data Solutions reported nationwide reported nationwide 7.2% of all homes sales or 49,059 single family homes and condos flipped in the 1st quarter of 2019, declined 2.0% from the 4th quarter of 2018, and lower 8.0% from the 1st quarter of 2018; to an average of $60,000 gros...

By Sandi Reed, Lee's Summit #1 Real Estate Expert
(Chartwell Realty, LLC)
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 Each month the Sandi Reed Real Estate Group will provide you with a list to keep you on track with those essential home repairs. We want to remind you that maintaining your home does not have to be overwhelming, but it does require some consistent attention. This month we continue to prepare you...

By Rain Silverhawk, 208-610-0011 Sandpoint Idaho Real Estate Realtor
(Keller Williams Sandpoint rain@lakeandhomes.com)
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We have a celebrity in our midst.  Congrats Laura Cerrano  of New York for the write up on Oprah Magazine.  New York City Feng Shui Consultant Laura Cerrano interviewed by Oprah Magazine on How to Feng Shui Your Home for a Harmonious Life. The inspiration behind the article was to further enhance...