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 Brian Burke, Broker & Advising Expert-Denver Luxury Real Estate
(Kenna Real Estate)
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Use Caulk to fill the Holes...www.KennaRealEstate.com

By Lauren Selinsky CRS, Orange County Real Estate #oclauren
(CA Coastal Estates, Inc. CA Broker )
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Speechless Sunday  | Maui Anyone?  WITH ALL THE RAIN WE HAVE HAD I AM SO READY TO FLY OUT AND STAY IN MAUI, HAWAII. Who's with me?  Lauren Selinsky California Realtor 949.310.4960Lauren Selinsky with contact in Hawaii, Call for referral.Lauren Selinsky Selinsky CRS Realtor/ BrokerInterested in a ...

By Eric Putoto, Personal Real Estate Corporation
(RE/MAX Real Estate Kamloops)
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Spring is here! The sun is out, days are getting longer, and it's time to plant beautiful flowers...well, almost.  Bouquets of fresh picked roses, homemade salsa, and juicy berries are just a few rewards you can garner from your garden. But, before you plant those seeds and saplings at your Kaml...

By Granite Heroes, Marble, Granite & Terrazzo Restoration
(Granite Heroes)
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Granite Heroes Bannockburn stone restoration archive, documents a day in the life of Granite Heroes. FREE ESTIMATES for all clients in Bannockburn, Illinois. Step into our shoes, as we clean, polish & restore showers, counter tops, flooring and more. Book Online today and receive 10% off your ser...

By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com)
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This article by Diane Beaumont gives some excellent advice for all those thinking about investing in fixer-upper properties, and getting into the flipping market. It's not as easy as it appears on those Reality TV shows. Investors need to do their homework, and know their bottom line. Be sure to ...

By Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!
(Lisa Von Domek & Associates LLC Team)
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How to make Natural Air FreshenerLearn how to make simple Homemade Air Fresheners that are Cheap and Safe for the Household and Environment from home staging expert John Mangano. This is an effective way to deodorize your home for home staging, easy and inexpensive and safe for the environment to...

By Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!
(Lisa Von Domek & Associates LLC Team)
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So, you are ready to tackle painting a room (or rooms) in your home all by  yourself.  This is a DYI project that many can do while otherswill still want to call in a professional.  But with this video fromHome Depot, you can achieve great results by using the rightpreparation and techniques, som...

By Inna Ivchenko, Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Los Angeles CA
(Barcode Properties)
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Heating water consumes about 13 percent of the annual bill for the typical single-family home, says EnergyStar.It you’re not ready to invest in a new, more efficient water heater, there are still steps you can take to cut your water heating costs.1. Reduce the temperature. Set the temperature on ...

By Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!
(Lisa Von Domek & Associates LLC Team)
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 Overwhelmed with “stuff” and feel like the only solution is to rent a storage building?  Learn organization basics that can be applied to any organization project, from junk drawers, to your home office, to the garage; this How-To video from Rubbermaid is full of great ideas:     Now, you are ar...

By Michelle Cooks, Pensacola, Pace & Gulf Breeze Property Management
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services)
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Pensacola, Pace, Gulf Breeze Property Management, Today's modern living room driven by Tech design. The formal living room is on its way out as families transform technology into a design element, adapt to changing lifestyles and adjust to generational shifts. Read more.    Are you paying too muc...

By Gil Strachan
(Electrospec Home Inspection Services)
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(NC)-Replacing your old garage door system can completely change the appearance of your garage and bring undeniable advantages to your home. According to the experts at Garaga, one of the leading sectional garage door manufacturers in Canada, there are ten valuable reasons to replacing your old g...

By Nick and Cindy Davis, CRS,CLHMS,ABR,GRI,CIAS,ALHS,e-PRO,CDPE,SFR
(RE/MAX Premier Group)
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Barn doors can also be an attractive versatile decor solution. They can be a fun alternative to popular accent walls, an easy bite into the reclaimed wood trend, and a clever way to conceal and reveal various aspects of the home. See suggestions here Barn doors to influence your trendy farmhouse ...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Maybe you can get by with a touch up paint, but check first!   Please visit the original blog if you wish to leave comments.   Sure, You Can Touch Up That Paint!     We are all looking to do things fast and easy, less time and money is best! We can see this sort of thinking in many of the repairs...

By Granite Heroes, Marble, Granite & Terrazzo Restoration
(Granite Heroes)
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Just wait to you see these pictures from of our job in Wheaton, IL. I am so excited tot alk about this job we did. I have some before pictures as well. When I went to do the estimate I did not think of the slate flooring having any wax on it since the client had mentioned to me that they have nev...

By Marianne Bandy, CRS, GRI, Certified Negotiation Specialist
(Parker Homes - The Bandy Team - Keller Williams Park Meadows)
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If you are looking to add some curb appeal to your Denver home, here are five budget-friendly ways to spruce up your front porch for under $500.Architectural appeal- Make your front porch more appealing by adding trim pieces that are architecturally pleasing to look at. These pieces are available...

By Matt Brady, Lending With Competence And Character
(Skyline Home Loans)
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You’ve heard of the importance of location, location, location when searching for a home. But have you thought about what’s most important in owning one?You need a maintenance plan!Unless you plan on hiring a team of housekeepers and gardeners, the best plan for handling home maintenance is to cr...

By Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!
(Lisa Von Domek & Associates LLC Team)
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Renovating your Home the Green Way  As a GREEN Realtor and Certified Green Building Professional I am asked the same important question from homeowners as they undertake renovations throughout their residences: “How can I make my home green; more environmentally friendly?”  They know that it’s no...

By Claude Cross, Charlotte NC Homes For Sale
(Homes By Cross, Inc. )
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Tips for Choosing the Right Paint Quality for Your Home in CharlotteJust when you have the color nailed down for your next paint job in a Waxhaw house for sale, you’re left to consider quality. Prices differ drastically and many are left scratching their heads and wondering why. Read this article...

By James Murr, www.cortiersrealestate.com
(Cortiers Real Estate)
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2017 could be a great year for selling a home. 2016 was the best existing-home sales year since 2006, with 5.45 million sales, the National Association of Realtors reported in January. This growing demand was coupled with record-low supply, pushing home values up to a median of $232,200 in Decemb...

By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
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Hi everybody.   I've been working fast and furiously on my wordpress sites.  Sorry that I haven't posted them on here yet, but some of the plugins I have on my site don't translate so well on here, so it's a LOT of work to reformat them, and I just haven't been able to find the time, especially a...