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 Lisa Davies
(Online Buzz)
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Roof is an extremely important part of the house. The houses are maintained with great care. Regular cleaning routines are the part of elegant and beautiful houses. The situation of the house in regards to maintenance has an impact on the reputation of the house owner. The well maintained and cle...

By Chrissy Boltan, Service professional specializing in Real Estate
(Pro Services)
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Most homeowners use vacuums to maintain the cleanliness of their home. Many of them believe that they can use their vacuum properly by simply plugging in. If you think like this, then you need to learn proper vacuuming techniques to use your vacuum in the best possible manner. Below are a few met...

By Joyce Thomas, Your Home Sold Guaranteed!
(The Thomas Group Brokered by eXp Realty)
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Will staging increase your home’s value?It’s obvious that you want your home looking as good as possible when you’re trying to sell it. You want to give buyers a great first impression, and there’s a long-held belief that professional home staging will lead to buyers paying more for a house.Howev...

By David Popoff, Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct
(DMK Real Estate )
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Sites for FREE LEED CE Credits. If you are a LEED AP it is required that you maintain your credential by through Continuing Education Credits.  Every two years LEED Professionals must earn 30 hours of which 6 hours must be LEED-specific (LEED Green Associates must earn 15 hours/3 hrs LEED-Specifi...

By Samuel John, We give you daily about real estate market.
(Daily Real Estate Update)
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 Home appliances have become a part every family. They have made our life a lot easier that it is practically difficult for us to consider living without these home appliances. It is as a result of this very factor that when these home appliances develop faults and also stop functioning, we get i...

By Jennifer Stone, Favorite Four Letter Word: SOLD
(Big Show Realty)
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Like the perfect temperature of your swimming pool, best depth for inground pool is required to enjoy all of the qualities of your pool. Swimming pool accessories might help to decide the depth of a pool. Swimming pools with slides will have some specific rules depending on the depth and width of...

By Peter Mohylsky, SoWal Expert, Let me help you find your path to the beach.
(Gulf Place @ 30A)
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Checking power source is an obvious ? First step?   Home appliances have become a part every family. They have made our life a lot easier that it is practically difficult for us to consider living without these home appliances. It is as a result of this very factor that when these home appliances...

By Samuel John, We give you daily about real estate market.
(Daily Real Estate Update)
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Finding a suitable commercial property for your own company involves many questions. I started my search a year ago, and by a stroke of luck I found it pretty quickly. However, together we had compiled a list of the key points that our new office had to meet. I will publish this list today, so yo...

By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
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Two years ago I wrote about an amazing product I had found.... a glass cleaning cloth, called Holy Moly.This week I got a phone call from the owner of Holy Moly, Mike Powers.He had seen my post and read all the comments and was so pleased that he is sending me 10 Holy Moly cloths!The power of blo...

By Reuben Saltzman, Delivering the Unbiased Truth.
(Structure Tech Home Inspections)
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Jerry Seinfeld:  "Have you ever noticed if a guy is out in his driveway, working on something with tools, how all the other men in the neighborhood are magnetically drawn to this activity?" Too true.  That's totally me.  You can see this bit here - men love work. My neighbor across the street was...

By Reuben Saltzman, Delivering the Unbiased Truth.
(Structure Tech Home Inspections)
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Do you ever get annoyed with how long it takes to get hot water at your kitchen sink?  I do did, up until last weekend.  It used to take a full 45 seconds with the hot water turned on full blast before I would actually get hot water my kitchen faucet.   With my kitchen faucet rated at 2.2 gallons...

By Granite Heroes, Marble, Granite & Terrazzo Restoration
(Granite Heroes)
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Addison IL Terrazzo Polishing ContractorsDo you live in Addison IL  60101 and have a Terrazzo floor? Granite Heroes Can Help! We provide Addison, IL with expert terrazzo cleaning, polishing & crack repair services.Terrazzo comes in a variety of different colors and finishes. Granite Heroes specia...
Kitchen renovations are notoriously difficult to deal with, but sometimes a complete kitchen remodel is necessary. A toddler at home makes a kitchen renovation even more challenging, but careful planning and preparation can make the process more manageable. These tips for surviving a kitchen reno...
Negative space is often viewed as the absence of design or structural elements by many, but is it really? Is negative space a design element in itself? Whether it may be in architecture, art, or interior decorating, the use of negative space has its merits. Resist to fill every nook and cranny an...

By Mark Parsons, Realtor Serving Denver and the Mountains
(The K Company Realty)
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With temperatures plunging in the dead of winter, plumbing that is poorly insulated or exposed to the elements, may freeze and even rupture. As a homeowner in a cold climate, there are some preventative steps you can take to help protect your pipes, and your home. If a pipe freezes and breaks, th...

By Joyce Thomas, Your Home Sold Guaranteed!
(The Thomas Group Brokered by eXp Realty)
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If you’re building a new home, make sure your foundation is sound. Consider going with concrete, analyzing your soil, and testing your materials. Check out this infographic for more detailed information.
There are many inexpensive tricks to achieve a high-end look for your home but not all of them are interior-designer endorsed. In this write-up, we’ll be focusing on design strategies that designers love to use to give homes an extra level of plushness without breaking the bank.Go for HardwoodAlt...

By Matt Lee, Real Estate Marketing
(Rise Up Local & Lead Generation Experts)
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Construction design trends are ever changing to meet the demands of the population. Home buyers and commercial property owners are becoming more aware each year of their impact on the environment around them. Not only do they want the inside of their buildings to be energy efficient, they want th...

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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 Winter is not Coming, It's here and it's Mad Old Man Winter is here and he's here with a vengeance. It's Furnace Time! Winter was pretty rough in Bourbonnais, Illinois last year and it's even worse this year. There are a few things that are worse than a furnace acting up in the middle of the wi...

By Jennifer Stone, Favorite Four Letter Word: SOLD
(Big Show Realty)
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Chlorine in pools can be good for your well-being as they kill bacteria, but the truth is that they aren't too gentle on your hair or skin. It can cause irritation on the skin which may lead to acne, dryness, flakiness, and more. So, don’t know how to protect skin from chlorine in pool? This guid...