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 Matt Lee, Real Estate Marketing
(Rise Up Local & Lead Generation Experts)
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When it comes to the garage space of the home, it can quickly become overwhelmed with stuff. This room often becomes the catch-all area, where outdoor items go, holiday decorations and other items you don’t use every day. Learning how to organize your garage properly will ensure that you have a s...

By John Brave
(Global)
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As a homeowner, one of your major priorities is seeing that your house is well taken care of. From the foundation to the roofing of the house should all be properly structured and built to withstand wear and tear. But no matter how well built or strong a material is, there comes a time where it w...

By Jennifer Stone, Favorite Four Letter Word: SOLD
(Big Show Realty)
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If you are on a budget, it seems to be impossible to plan a renovation for your house. After all, home décor and furnishings could be costly if you purchase everything at the same time. Fortunately, there are many ways to freshen up the appearance of your living space without it costing a fortune...

By Rene Burchell, Experience Luxury Real Estate Service
(Coldwell Banker Residential Frisco)
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   Summer is right around the corner, here are some tips to get your house and yard ready for the season.  

By Kate Steven, Best Real Estate Blog
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There are various angles to think about when attempting to choose which unit is ideally fit for your home, for example, what number of rooms are in the house, what is the span of the room, is there a ventilation framework set up, and will the cooling unit be outside or inside of the home. For big...

By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
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30 Tips for Increasing Your Home's Value Learn ways to add value to your home no matter what your budget. Home Improvements: Under $100 Tip 1: Spend an hour with a pro. Invite a realtor or interior designer over to check out your home. Many realtors will do this as a courtesy, but you will probab...

By Asad Malik, I'm an real estate agent and a house builder.
(Hellgeeks)
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It is quite stressful for the seller to make his property sell in a buyer’s market where buyers are mostly pretty choosy. If you want to sell your home fast at a good rate, you must keep yourself updated and informed of different aspects and factors to make a good deal.Here are 8 tips to help you...

By John Brave
(Global)
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Winters is a good part of the year. We get rid of sweat in winters and can perform daily tasks without the worry of heat. This part of the year is best suited for physical works but there are some problems too in the winters. It gets very much cold at night and in the morning for which you need s...

By Jennifer Stone, Favorite Four Letter Word: SOLD
(Big Show Realty)
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A patio door can be a great addition to your home. It connects the exterior part of your house with the interior, giving a beautiful appearance to your home. If well installed, patio doors allow natural light from the sun into the home as well. If you are looking to install a new patio door or up...

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 Dan Johns, Professional Rug Cleaning&Restoration
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 Clean carpets provide many benefits for a family’s lifestyle and home. Clean carpets are the foundation of stylish, comfortable, and cozy home decor. Professional carpet cleaning NYC is required to keep carpets beautiful and clean. Aesthetics Carpets that look as attractive as possible are an ae...

By Chrissy Boltan, Service professional specializing in Real Estate
(Pro Services)
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It is difficult to find cleaning agents made with chemicals that are nontoxic and comfortable to be used in your home. All natural cleaners may not be very accessible in the stores, however you’ll find that homemade cleaning products with essential oils are easy (and cheap) to make with just some...

By HomeInsurance.com LLC
(HomeInsurance.com)
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Have you ever noticed what a yard teeming with unkempt greenery does to a home's overall appearance? Sickly trees and scraggly limbs can really take some of the shine off an otherwise attractive property. The problems don't end with aesthetics, though. When an overgrown branch or an entire tree g...

By YourSiteNeedsMe SEO Team, $399 Real Estate Websites - YourSiteNeedsMe.com
(YourSiteNeedsMe.com)
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Whether you're buying or selling a home - or you just want to make more out of the space you currently have - these tips can help you out quite a bit. Must-Have Bathroom AccentsThere's a list of bathroom accents that can help you sell your home (or increase your enjoyment of it if you're not goin...

By John Brave
(Global)
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If you are planning a central ac system in your office, work place or Home. Or you are going to find an Air conditioning repairing service you have to check prices from different sellers and talk to them before hiring. Air Conditioning repairing is serious job so Nobody can discover what the prob...

By Chrissy Boltan, Service professional specializing in Real Estate
(Pro Services)
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Are you struggling with how to keep pigeons out of your garden? I understand there are many methods that you have tried but failed in keeping these bothersome birds away. Most garden owners spend too much to keep their gardens pigeon free yet they achieve too little from their venture. That is wh...

By Asad Malik, I'm an real estate agent and a house builder.
(Hellgeeks)
Comments 2
Replacing the air conditioner is a time-consuming and expensive task. So, you must pay heed to the maintenance of your air conditioner from the day one to make sure that it lasts longer to fulfill your cooling needs and requirements.Here are six easy tips mentioned to help you with the maintenanc...

By Kate Steven, Best Real Estate Blog
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Lost or erased a significant document? We're continually prompted that we have to back up our information. That way, if something turns out badly and significant records are lost, we can without much of a stretch get them back. In any case, there are a couple of issues here. Not every person purs...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Azaleas, camellias, gardenias, rhododendrons, and other plants that like acidic soil will enjoy a monthly sprinkling of leftover tea or coffee grounds.  Six recycling tips for gardeners I love all the beautiful colors that Spring brings. It is a great time to get outdoors and enjoy the beauty and...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce
(EXP Realty 414-525-0563)
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    You know the saying...."It's not as easy as it looks."  I remember having a vivid dream as a child that I had driven my Grandfather's car...it was so real...at whatever age that was...I was sure it had happened...Until I was learning to drive...no...must have been a dream.     Watch many spor...