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.


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By Pat Champion, Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs
(Coldwell Banker Camelot Realty)
Comments 12
5 quick, inexpensive improvements for your bathroomImproving your bathroom doesn't have to break the bank. Here are 5 ideas to spruce up your bathroom, without spending lots of money:1.  De-clutter, organize, and add storage with simple plastic organizers for your medicine cabinet or counter-top....

By Steve Houck
(Real Estate Partners, LLC)
Comments 3
Did you know that water can do more damage to your home than fire and termites put together. This is a fact published in Realtor Magazine. What kind of damage? Now, I'm not going to speak of the obvious, like flood, water heater leaks, etc.. I'm going to speak of the less obvious. Look around you...

By John Tabbart, Finding the Most Shared Content & Key Influencers
(Investment Properties)
Comments 1
The wheelbarrow is a versatile tool. This particular tool can be seen being used from construction yards to the backyard of a gardener. Since a wheelbarrow is primarily used to transport items from one place to another on a single wheel, it’s essential to have either at work or at home. But, how ...

By Women of Westchester Working Together, Women helping Women get ahead
(Women of Westchester Working Together)
Comments 2
Hey, it's Dagmar again! Please do me a quick favor! If you are home right now take a look around you! Is everything organized, nothing in an odd place? Great, I truly admire you because when I look around in my house I constantly see room for improvement, especially when it comes to organizing. T...

By Terry McCarley, REALTOR, SRES, CDPE - Cape Coral, FL
(REMAX Realty Team - Cape Coral FL)
Comments 2
This is an excellent post from Rhonda Sanderson of Pillar To Post.  Having experienced hurricane damage myself I found the advice in the article to be invaluable.  It’s hurricane season, that’s pretty clear. What’s worse is the August September season, at least in Florida, is now extended through...

By John M. Acaron, BSME, CMI - Master Home Inspector & Mold Assessor
(HOME INSPECTOR USA)
Comments 1
Do you need a Mold Inspection and Mold Testing in Lady Lake, Leesburg, The Villages and Oxford, Florida?TO SCHEDULE A MOLD INSPECTION & TESTING VISIT US AT: http://www.HOMEINSPECTORUSA.bizFor more information relative to Home Inspections, Mold Testing and Mold Inspections in Lady Lake, Leesburg, ...

By Samuel John, We give you daily about real estate market.
(Daily Real Estate Update)
Comments 0
Drywall, a versatile construction material, serves similar to a sponge and always absorbs moisture. Once it becomes wet, it gets swollen and tends to buckle – which puts the integrity of walls at risk. This causes the underlying structures to get exposed to moisture for a long time, and get decom...

By Rummy Dhanoa, Rummy Dhanoa Real Estate Experts
(Rummy Dhanoa Real Estate Experts )
Comments 1
Many homeowners fear that home price increase will make it difficult for them to afford or at the very least find a home, they want to buy. Thus, they renovate. However, is it more cost effective to renovate than sell your existing home to purchase a new one? Let us look at what homeowners have t...

By John Tabbart, Finding the Most Shared Content & Key Influencers
(Investment Properties)
Comments 2
One of the most popular myths that revolve around carpet cleaning is that shampooing your carpets ruins them. It is not a ludicrous thought—shampoo can sometimes be quite abrasive on fabrics. But are there other factors that play into this, and does shampooing carpets ruin them? The truth is, sha...

By The Temple Team, Specializing in Lake Norman/Charlotte/Charleston
(THE TEMPLE TEAM)
Comments 0
HELPFUL TIPS FOR YOUR HOME DURING FREEZING WEATHER! • Keep your home heated to a minimum of 65 degrees to keep the inside walls from freezing. • Know where your main water shutoff is located within your home in case a pipe would burst due to freezing.  • Turn on Hot AND Cold faucets to a "slow dr...

By Samuel John, We give you daily about real estate market.
(Daily Real Estate Update)
Comments 0
Winter is fast approaching and if you live in an area where it snows then you are going to want to be prepared. Clearing snow from your driveway, footpaths and other areas is an activity that you may not like but can be easier if you prepare well and follow some simple tips.1. Choose a high-quali...

By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
Comments 8
On October 26, 2018, the National Association of Landscape Professionals vice president of public affairs officer Missy Henriksen published a very helpful report on  Magazine.Realtor about the fallowing list of tips to take care of a yard during Fall.1. Seed,2. Fertilize,3. Cut perennials,4. Rake...

By Heidi Johnson, Educator providing resources & tips for busy moms
(Heidi Naturally)
Comments 0
We think that the government is watching out for us, but the truth is that our labeling laws do not require manufacturers to list all ingredients for cleaning and personal care products. Food labels are the only labels that are accurate because the public spoke up many years ago and insisted on k...

By Desare Kohn-Laski Skye Louis Realty, Residential Real Estate
(Skye Louis Realty)
Comments 0
Not only should your home look appealing sporting every nice aspect through visual presentations, it should also engage other senses specifically the nose. And there is no better way to engage the nose than by letting it smell as good and pleasing as possible. Don't let your prospects find their ...

By Desare Kohn-Laski Skye Louis Realty, Residential Real Estate
(Skye Louis Realty)
Comments 0
Listing agreements can differ from one to another. The real differences lie on the clauses and sections of the contract. It is important to carefully read the agreement before signing it. Being knowledgeable on what it states is your best weapon against any possible problems you might face when y...

By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
Comments 11
After buying the cabinets, ordering the quartz countertops was the next order of business. That was last June. But, because this bath remodel is happening at our second home in Hawaii, everything takes longer. There are the normal problems caused by rainstorms, hurricanes and volcano eruptions, t...

By Samuel John, We give you daily about real estate market.
(Daily Real Estate Update)
Comments 0
Are you looking for something that will improve the appearance of a modern room? The solution is a modern ceiling design that is too often underestimated.Stretch ceilings are probably the most stylish solution for the redesign of a ceiling. These are also known under the terms "lacquered stretch ...

By Joyce Marsh, Daytona Beach Florida Real Estate, Daytona Beach Area Coastal Homes and Lifestyles
(Joyce Marsh Real Estate)
Comments 5
Do Home Decorating Projects Give you The THRILLS or The CHILLS? Are you mesmerized by those beautiful photographs in home decorating magazines? Have you ever been totally smitten as you scroll through those gorgeous images of perfectly decorated rooms? Or drool with envy over those fabulous homes...

By Joyce Marsh, Daytona Beach Florida Real Estate, Daytona Beach Area Coastal Homes and Lifestyles
(Joyce Marsh Real Estate)
Comments 5
Pinterest Inspiration for Creating Beach Glam For Your Home by Joyce Marsh   Ideas for you...Creating Beach Glam For Your Home  My "Create Beach Glam" Board on Pinterest has 1.2K Followers                Check out Over 100 pins of the most beautiful photos, designs, and inspirational ideas to hel...

By Joyce Marsh, Daytona Beach Florida Real Estate, Daytona Beach Area Coastal Homes and Lifestyles
(Joyce Marsh Real Estate)
Comments 6
A welcome sight, Azalea’s In Bloom.One of one of the most beautiful flowers blooming in the spring here in Florida are azalea’s.  These azalea’s are blooming right now in my garden and are such a welcome sight. These are mature plants with vibrant fuschia blooms. Azalea’s are a favorite here in C...