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 Sharon Kolb, Broker - Atlanta Decatur Homes
(Atlanta Decatur Homes)
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Preparing Your Decatur Rental PropertyRenting your Investment Home in Decatur is important, but attracting good, long-term tenants is vital.Before you begin marketing your Decatur property for lease, take a critical look at the overall condition of your home.  Renters have certain expectations wh...

By Gloria Valvasori, Outstanding Service Since 1987 416-717-6331
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Signature Service)
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HOW TO HIRE A GOOD CONTRACTORBEWARE OF THE PITFALLS Hiring a contractor can be a scary and stressful experience and I’m sure we have all heard of the horror stories of contractors disappearing after receiving their deposit. But these pitfalls can be avoided, and you can hire the right person for ...

By Jim Lord
(DeLex Realty)
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As I am recalling my days as a service electrician this week I thought I would go to my second most common service call, tripped breaker. I can't tell you how many times I went to someones home who swore they checked the breakers, only to find it was in fact tripped.Only one of the major circuit ...

By Brian Burke, Broker & Advising Expert-Denver Luxury Real Estate
(Kenna Real Estate)
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Make sure your dishwasher and your sink are empty before you start cooking... 

By Brian Burke, Broker & Advising Expert-Denver Luxury Real Estate
(Kenna Real Estate)
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Top 10 Expert Gardening Tips for Beginners...Test Your Soil,The Perfect Plants for Beginners,Start With “Easy” Plants,Well Watered for Plants,Trim and Prune,Nourish and protect your plants with eggshells,Make your own cobblestones,Proper Transport your plants,Build a trellis out of PVC pipes.

By Duane West
(3R's Construction Management LLC)
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You’ve got a home remodel project that needs be completed. It’s more than you can do on your own and hiring a general contractor will be a necessity. So where do you begin? How do you know who to choose?Here at 3Rs Construction Management LLC, we would love to say, “Choose us!”  But if you don’t ...

By Malendaz Coleman, FLAT FEE MLS LISTING SERVICES - LIST LOW AS $69.00
(FLAT MLS LISTING SERVICES )
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Get FREE local window cleaning services quotes at MyCleaningbid.com and meet  local window cleaning service pros like Ronald Petree that owns  the company Good Looking Glass out of  Hoston, Texas.  There is nothing like clean windows that can makes you feel good inside and out.  Services that  Go...

By Desare Kohn-Laski Skye Louis Realty, Residential Real Estate
(Skye Louis Realty)
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Many homeowners thought that home organizing is very simple. But at the first attempt of doing so, large fraction realize that it does have some complexities. Here are some home organizing hacks gathered from all over the internet and shared for your own implementation. Candy jars as pencil, pen...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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Remodeling Before SellingIt seems like an incongruity to remodel your home before you put it on the market to sell.  Most sellers understand the need to freshen up a home, maybe hire a handyman to tighten things up.  But what about actually taking on some remodeling projects in anticipation of 1)...

By Ray Stockwell, Ray Responds
(Metropolitan Boston Real Estate)
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4 Kitchen and Bathroom Remodeling Trends That Never Die  An article in Remodeling Magazine, estimates that a major remodel of a kitchen costs $59,000 – $120,000 and a major bathroom remodel costs $17,000 – $57,000. You probably are making a long-lasting decisions so important so that you make sma...

By James White
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Landscaping can be a large expense for your home, but you don’t have to generate the money and spend it all at once. During the winter, it’s a great idea to save some money and plan projects that you can tackle in the spring, when warmer weather finally arrives.By saving some money each month, th...

By Michelle Carr-Crowe-Top 1% Diamond Certified Real Estate Team Sells Cupertino San Jose Homes-Just Call 408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900!)
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Thank you for the education about lumens, color, temperature and lighting. Now that I've read this, I think I understand why so many LED lights look "blue" to me. Right now I have a home for sale with programmable LED lighting. They can literally program each light to be a different color, even i...

By Will Nesbitt, Nesbitt Realty is a family-run brokerage.
(Nesbitt Realty at Condo Alexandria)
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Four kitchen and bathroom remodeling trends that never die, is published a Active Rain blog relevant to Real Estate. Scroll down to see the full post. 4 Kitchen and Bathroom Remodeling Trends That Never Die     An article in Remodeling Magazine, estimates that a major remodel of a kitchen costs $...

By Jim Lord
(DeLex Realty)
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Before I entered real estate I was an electrical contractor and spent a portion of that career working specifically with lighting. In fact, I was an award winning contractor through Salt River Project, winning two awards for my work in the lighting field.There are two keys to proper lighting, Kel...

By Brian Burke, Broker & Advising Expert-Denver Luxury Real Estate
(Kenna Real Estate)
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Hoom inspector looking for an ceiling problems... www.KennaRealEstate.com

By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
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Slowly but surely we are transitioning to a world where energy efficiency and renewable energy becomes more mainstream and will effect the real estate industry as well.  I am looking forward to seeing more energy efficient homes as the technology evolves and grows:    Advanced energy efficient ho...

By Supreme Air Duct Svc, Serving ALL of So CA! Air Duct Cleaning Experts
(Supreme Air Duct Services 888-784-0746)
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951-220-8608 Yucaipa, Redlands Air Duct Cleaning by Supreme air Duct Service.Has your homes air ducts ever been professionaly cleaned? EPA recomends air duct cleaning every 2 to 3 years to maintain your homes air duct system.Excessive dust, dander, pet air, lint and more builds up in your air duc...

By Stephanie Arnett, SRS, IMSD, Broker Associate, REALTOR
(RE/MAX Partners~ Starkville, MS)
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This week's challenge is to organize your cosmetics and makeup with these step by step instructions, plus a free printable makeup expiration cheat sheet. Your Mission: Cosmetics & Makeup Organization{Week #46} This week's challenge is cosmetics and makeup organization, to get yourself looking goo...

By Janna Scharf, Coeur d'Alene Idaho Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Realty Coeur d'Alene)
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Coeur d'Alene area residents are seeing a bumper crop of ice dams right now.  We've had the "perfect storm" of weather conditions - deep snow and extended bitter freezing temperatures - to make for some very impressive ice dams and icicles on the eaves of roofs all over town.Ice dams occur when t...

By Janna Scharf, Coeur d'Alene Idaho Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Realty Coeur d'Alene)
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The opportunity to own a few acres in the woods is something that attracts many newcomers to our beautiful north Idaho communities.  The dream of buying a home with some elbow room in a forested setting is easily obtained and enjoyed by many or our neighbors. Homeowners with 5 or less acres of fo...