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 Terkel Sørensen, Realtor, 951.805.0773 , Bank owned and Short Sales
(Real Estate Places)
Comments 90
Welcome to March - We are almost to the time when it I get itchy to make soe improvements to my house - I'm thinking you might too. And I'm not just talking about some new seed on the lawn. UPDATED 9/3/2015 - Additional HERO program info and benefits added. So, over the past few years, sales peop...

By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
Comments 15
On September 29, 2017, Realtormag.Realtor.org published the fallowing valuable helpful report about list of exterior renovations tips can increase home's value.1. New roofing,2. New garage door,3. New fiber-cement siding,4. New vinyl windows,5. New steel front door,6. New vinyl siding,7. New fibe...

By Matt Lee, Real Estate Marketing
(Rise Up Local & Lead Generation Experts)
Comments 2
When the time comes to sell your home, you want it to leave the market as soon as possible, selling soon after you list. This means making sure that the first impression your home makes any anyone that views it is favorable, and enough to make them want to take another look.As the living room is ...

By Doug Dawes, Your Personal Realtor®
(Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA)
Comments 24
It is my opinion when you enter a home, for a showing, when the front door opens and you step inside the client should be WOWED. It sets the tone, especially when the rest of the home carries it forward.This is the photo I am submitting for the Dick Greenberg 2017 ActiveRain Photography Contest. ...

By Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
Comments 19
Summer Gardening in FloridaPeople who move to Florida from northern parts of the country find that they have to adjust to the different growing conditions when they are thinking about planting flowers or a vegetable garden. Typically late winter/early Spring and Fall are the best times to plant m...

By Mike Young, FHA 203k Consultant 916-758-1807
(203kOnLine.com, covering California & most other states)
Comments 2
My 203k consultant isn't doing a good job of managing the contractor!Well, I don't know how to put this any other way but "it isn't the consultant's job to manage the contractor" so he or she shouldn't be expected to do that.1) The consultant is a consultant when first hired. They will consult wi...

By Ryan Reynolds Team, Helping YOU is What We're Here to Do!
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
Comments 3
 Tips For A Smooth Home Renovation - Renovating or remodeling your home may seem like a daunting task if you don't know where to start, but it doesn't have to be a stressful project. Planning ahead and doing research will help you ensure a smooth home renovation. Here are some tips from BHG to ge...

By Tom Gilliam- RE/MAX Classic, Exceeding Your Expectations
(Re/Max Classic)
Comments 0
Sometimes the thought of renovating a home seems much easier than moving. But whether you’re undertaking a major restoration or a minor remodeling, what begins as a dream endeavor can quickly devolve into a nightmare.Surprises may be lurking behind the walls and beneath the floorboards. Often, th...

By Paul Antonelli, Broker Owner; NextHome Antonelli Realty
(NextHome Antonelli Realty)
Comments 5
Many people expect to hear slamming doors, crackling candles, or maybe even howling sounds from ghosts during the month of October as Halloween quickly approaches. In just a couple of weeks, you may even have many kids constantly ringing your door bell. So how do you differentiate the silly holid...

By Mike & Jennifer Rigley, Expert Real Estate Services
(Real Estate Specialist -Rigley Realty Group)
Comments 1
Mike and Jennifer Rigley (buyers) 916.378.4671 / (sellers) 916-660-5823 Info@RigleyRG.com What’s My Sacramento Home Worth? Please call us to discuss your potential Home Value in Sacramento, CA 916-660-5823. Click here to use our FREE Online Home Value Estimator. Call for a FREE consultation Here’...

By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 61
One of the biggest decorating and/or home staging mistakes that homeowners, and many real estate agents, make is placing a mirror above the fireplace.It generally seems like a good idea, but in most cases it's not the best choice. A friend of mine, Michelle, moved into a new home recently. She sh...
Designing an amazing kitchen starts with planning your kitchen in a way that fits both of your aesthetics and lifestyle. It’s about incorporating design and function to create a kitchen that adds quality to your life. Why so? Because the kitchen remains one of the most important rooms in the hous...

By The Scott Loper Team Bux-Mont Premier Properties
(Keller Williams Real Estate - Montgomeryville)
Comments 0
Use These 5 Guidelines to Choose the Direction to Run Your Wood Flooring Wood flooring can be a great addition to any home. Unlike many other types of flooring, wood can be effective in every room in your house, from bathrooms and bedrooms to living rooms and kitchens. But once you have picked ou...
Fall is nearly in full swing! If you haven’t already, now is the time make your porch more fall-friendly by switching things up. Just because the cold months are approaching does not mean that you should stop enjoying your porch. Below are our 8 tips to give your summer porch a fall makeover!Brin...

By Brad Miller
Comments 0
The closet is the usually most difficult to organize and keep organized part of the home. Having piles of stacked shoes, clothes on the floor, and disorganized overburdened clothing rods are often common sights. How can you achieve your dream closet then and be free of such afflictions? We’ve com...

By Gary & Melynda Wolter (CRS) 480-269-1164, Relentless, Reliable, Premiere Personal Service
(Keller Williams Integrity First)
Comments 1
FISHY SMELL THAT ISN'T FISHSome people refer to this as urine or burning rubber smell. This could be something electrical in the home overheating and melting plastic. This can lead to fire.The most likely culpit is an appliance. Such as a dishwasher or AC, or even a wash machine. AMMONIA SMELLThi...

By The Scott Loper Team Bux-Mont Premier Properties
(Keller Williams Real Estate - Montgomeryville)
Comments 9
Whose Tree Is This? Most of a large tree hangs over my yard, but the trunk is in the neighbor's yard. Who owns the tree? The neighbor owns the tree. So long as the tree trunk is wholly in the neighbor's yard, it belongs to the neighbor. When the tree trunk is divided by the property lines of two ...

By Shanna Day Team Leader AZ & UT - Call 480-415-7616, Top 1.09% Of 147,000 KW Agents Worldwide!
(Keller Williams Realty EV (AZ) & Keller Williams SLC (UT))
Comments 0
Got A Pest Problem At Home? Moxie Got Your Back... Plus A 50% Off Special!Are you getting frustrated finding spiders, insects and other pests at your home? Then contact Moxie for the safest, most effective pest control possible!Moxie’s #1 goal is making you feel at home in your home again by reac...

By Mike & Jennifer Rigley, Expert Real Estate Services
(Real Estate Specialist -Rigley Realty Group)
Comments 1
Mike and Jennifer Rigley (buyers) 916.378.4671 / (sellers) 916-660-5823 Info@RigleyRG.com What’s My Elk Grove Home Worth? Please call us to discuss your potential Home Value in Elk Grove, CA 916-660-5823. Click here to use our FREE Online Home Value Estimator. Call for a FREE consultation A great...

By Mike & Jennifer Rigley, Expert Real Estate Services
(Real Estate Specialist -Rigley Realty Group)
Comments 0
Mike and Jennifer Rigley (buyers) 916.378.4671 / (sellers) 916-660-5823 Info@RigleyRG.com What’s My Carmichael Home Worth? Please call us to discuss your potential Home Value in Carmichael, CA 916-660-5823. Click here to use our FREE Online Home Value Estimator. Call for a FREE consultation  Here...