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 Alex Hales, Iam A Real State Agent
(Real State Company)
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If you are looking for the best furniture ideas, you are in the right place. Before we tell you about the ideas, it is important to put some light on the importance of luxury furniture. You may not know but when you have a luxury piece of furniture at your home, it will make the space special. Co...

By Asad Malik, I'm an real estate agent and a house builder.
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If your sink takes longer to drain or you see stagnant water under the shower, you shouldn’t overlook such warning signs. A blocked drain is one of the most common plumbing issues which you would have to face sooner or later. So, you should better think about different smart ways of clearing it.H...

By Chrissy Boltan, Service professional specializing in Real Estate
(Pro Services)
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It’s just so nice to come home at the end of a long, tiring day and have the luxury if walking on clean, soft carpets! Doesn’t that make your home even more cozy and welcoming? So how long for steam cleaned carpet to dry? Well, it’s easy to enjoy the comfort of a warm and carpeted floor, but keep...

By Scott Seaton Jr. Bourbonnais Kankakee IL Home Inspector, The Home Inspector With a Heart!
(SLS Home Inspections-Bradley Bourbonnais Kankakee Manteno)
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I've said it before...Water always wins and is not your friend inside your home. This sump pump discharge jumped out at me the minute I saw it at my Bourbonnais Illinois Home inspection. Matted down grass. Moss growing on the wall. Large opening where the pipe exits the wall. It took every ounce...
Asif Ali Gohar has recently created a floribunda rose variety named Gohar and it was rather spectacular. Features like great resistance, flowering till late autumn, the big leaves and long stems are things that a lot of people passionate about flowers love to see and they really enjoy this type o...

By Asad Malik, I'm an real estate agent and a house builder.
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It is quite challenging to manage the waste material at the construction site. So, if you want to deal with the tons of debris effectively, you should try different smart tips and ways. The more you pay attention to details, the more ideas you can come up with.Here are a few best tips mentioned t...

By Kate Steven, Best Real Estate Blog
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Having a problem with heating, ventilation or air conditioning? Not a problem anymore. Having vital education in your system can aid you in troubleshooting when required. All one needs to do is be educated enough to know where are the components, how do they work, the principles or system your HV...

By Steve Houck
(Real Estate Partners, LLC)
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Before I get started, it is not my intent to say that there is anything wrong with flexible gas lines. They are a useful building product. Nor is it my intention to “Scare” anybody. This is something that has come up on multiple home inspections that I have been involved in, so I want to say some...

By Charles Stallions, 800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
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We have access to any home on the gulf coast, from Pensacola to Pace, to Gulf Breeze and many that will be coming SOON to the market let us save you money whether selling or buying. Call, text 850-476-4494 or email us charles@charlesstallions.com.   Pensacola Florida 32514: Battle Continues over ...

By Kurt Davidson, Gratefully Serving Greater Portland-Vancouver
(Davidson Home Group | Keller Williams Portland Central)
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By Larissa Runkle – Click here to read original articleSinenkiy/iStockWhile other parts of the house may still be strewed with holiday chaos, your bedroom can (and should) be a sanctuary for reflection. A place where you can think about everything that’s happened in the past decade, and everythin...

By Roberta LaRocca, REALTOR®, Broker, Salesperson, NV. Lic BS.507
(Simply Vegas Real Estate)
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Alert - Failing KitchenAid Refrigerator Control Boards, part numbers 2307028 and the replacement W10219463, are no longer available, and apparently have had a fairly high failure rate. For the good news, I may be able to provide you with a possible simple repair as you read on.  These refrigerato...

By Eric J, Dream Home Financing
(Eric J - Dream Home Financing)
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Decorating with Rugs: Creativity in FocusWhen decorating your home, don’t forget that that details and small things matter a great deal, even the parts you tread on every day. Most people stop thinking about their floors once they’ve been installed and as much as rugs are thought of as mere acces...

By Richa Nayyar
(Coming service)
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What Is an Open House?In real estate, an open house is a home or other residence which is open at a given time for potential buyers to visit. An open house informs the realtor of issues with the house by a visitor’s open house feedback form. Click Here to know more information about the open hous...

By HomeWarranty Reviews, A Review Platform For Home Warranty Companies
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A home warranty is a necessity for homes old and new alike. Companies provide plans as per the needs of the customer, taking into consideration the age and the condition of the home. When you purchase a home warranty plan, you as a customer, sign a guarantee of service which typically lasts for a...

By Peter Mohylsky, Beach Expert, TOP LISTING AGENT ALONG THE BEACH
(PrimeSouth Properties)
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Are you considering getting a smart lock for your home? You're not alone. I was not sure the real definition of a smart lock so I had to google it.  Here is what wikapedia said:A smart lock is an electromechanical lock which is designed to perform locking and unlocking operations on a door when i...

By Kona Home Team (luva llc) Lance Owens (RS), Getting transactions done, when nobody else can!
(Kona Home Team (luva llc))
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  Happy Aloha Friday For those of you that have followed our blog over the past 12 years, you have seen us post many articles on real estate, homes, condos, land, market trends and reports. As promised we are doing several blogs on buying the land, picking out the house, building, and all the st...

By Sean Hakes, Real Estate Advertising & Marketing
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Colorado is second to Texas when it comes to homeowner roofing insurance claims. Roofs in Colorado are subject to relentless winds, fluctuating temperatures, UV rays, and Colorado's notorious and highly damaging hailstorms.If you're a homeowner in Colorado, there's a chance you'll need to replace...

By Chrissy Boltan, Service professional specializing in Real Estate
(Pro Services)
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Have you just cleaned your carpet and it's winter? If that’s the case, you need to dry your carpet as soon as possible. Leaving your carpet wet or damp can cause the growth of mold and mildew and a whole host of other problems that cause put you and your family’s health in danger. That is why it ...

By Tamra Lee Ulmer, FORCE~NRBA ~ Over 1000 REO Assets SOLD!
(Arizona Resource Realty)
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It is in the season of Christmas where we feel happy the most. But, do you know what can make such a delightful time of the year even more incredible? It is by decorating your very own home in the theme of such a beautiful season. Let every inch of your lovely home exude the spirit of giving, lov...

By Samuel John, We give you daily about real estate market.
(Daily Real Estate Update)
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If your air conditioner won’t turn on at all, high chances are that there is a problem with its AC compressor. The good news, AC compressors can be repaired to get your AC back on. However, before you jump to repair or replace the AC compressor, you need to run a few troubleshooting checks to ver...