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.

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Put the hammer down and the glasses on and read on.

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Landscaping is a surprisingly diverse market within the home services industry. Plus, it’s one that’s full of opportunity. In 2018, it employed more than 1 billion people and saw annual revenues of $93 billion. If you’re as budding entrepreneur with experience in green services, the time may be r...

By Kim Anderson, We'll buy your house fast & give you cash for it.
(Kims Properties)
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In addition to housing your car, your garage is one of your home’s most useful spaces. Although most people rarely pay attention to their garages, they are important in storing tools and seasonal items. Since garages are convenient for storing items, they often end up messy with little to no spac...

By Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
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Good tips here for a cabinet makeover..... Do you want to give your old kitchen a new look through the kitchen cabinet makeover? If you act consciously and smartly, you would end up adding both functionality and style to your kitchen cabinets. However, it is important to take every important aspe...

(Chapman Hall Premier Realtors)
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Here are some tips on changing room decorations over the years.Nursery The key to longevity is keeping the essentials basic (e.g., beds, dressers, side tables) and decorating with temporary things. For example: White or mint-colored walls provide a basic pastel backdrop; you can then swap out kni...

By Renovation Find, Helping you find the best renovation companies.
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If you’re preparing your house for sale, you might be thinking about a paint job. A fresh coat of paint can restore scuffed and blemished walls and leave a better first impression for buyers. Even just painting the exterior trim can make a big difference and help with curb appeal. If you’ve found...

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...