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.

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By Karl Hess, on The Jersey Shore
(Keller Williams Shore Properties)
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 Staying on top of all the things you need to do to keep your home well maintained can seem like a challenge sometimes. But the good news is that it doesn't have to be a monumental chore. Here are four tips on how you can keep yourself on track.Learn What Needs MaintainingThe first step to keepin...

By Nathan Gesner, Broker / Property Manager
(American West Realty & Management)
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I recently renovated a small investment property. It's 2bed/1bath with 800 square feet, which isn't much space in today's world. We rented it a couple months ago and the tenants invited us over for their house-warming party. It's amazing what they did with the small space!If you have a small spac...
Ceilings used to do just fine with a typical coat of paint, but if you’re someone who’s looking for ways to make your ceilings pop, then the following unique materials and glamourous finishes should do the trick.PlasterPlaster can be moulded to create intricate patterns on your ceiling. Paired wi...

By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
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I'm a bit late in posting this (and I still have to do my March passive income report, too).  I'm holding off on the latter until my new website theme goes live, hopefully this week.  I've run into some site speed issues and I have some website experts doing some magic behind the scenes.  (Can't ...

By Jon Klein, Search Parkland Homes for Sale - Parkland FL
(Real Living 1st Choice Realty)
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The spring season may be a time of cherry blossoms and longer days, but it’s also common for allergies to ramp up. While you won’t be able to stop the season, there are things you can do to limit the impact of allergies in your home. If you’re wondering what has the greatest impact on your sinus ...

By Sandra Nickel, The Hat Team
(Sandra Nickel REALTORS)
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Spring cleaning has likely already become underway in your household.  What you may not have given much thought however is spring maintenance for your home.   There are several things that folks generally check around their homes before the winter months but there are also a few things you need t...

By Brad Miller
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What better way to welcome spring than by connecting with nature, lightening things up, and adding hints of freshness all over your home? Here are some simple ways to welcome spring into your beautiful home!Clear Off Kitchen CountersWant to make your kitchen instantly look bigger and fresher? Cle...
Don’t you just hate how bedrooms have that innate ability to somehow end up looking cluttered? From stacks of magazines, a few books, to some clothes strewn everywhere, even the most well-maintained bedrooms always seem to be in need of more storage to hide your personal things.Here are some feat...

By Chris Brown- Florida Home Loan Specialist | Certified Mortgage Planner, Chris Brown 407.367.2974
(Chris Brown | Certified Mortgage Planners)
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There are so many ways in which you can green up your home and make it more sustainable these days that many people are considering tankless water heaters. While this can certainly be the right option depending on the space you have and the type of water you use, here are some things to consider ...

By Karen Borden
(Keller Williams)
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Owning a home provides many benefits and advantages for those who achieve it, but the burden of maintaining, repairing and replacing home appliances goes right along with it. The decision to repair or replace a broken or failing appliance is often made under pressure and without adequate knowledg...

By Michelle Cooks, Pensacola, Pace & Gulf Breeze Property Management
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services)
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Pensacola, Pace, Gulf Breeze Property Management, No shutter permit could be headache for homeownerReal estate Q&A: A homeowner had shutters installed after Hurricane Wilma, but the contractor didn't get a permit. What could happen - and how to fix it? Read more. Are you paying too much in Proper...

By Gloria Valvasori, ASA, Outstanding Service Since 1987 416-717-6331
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Signature Service)
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TIPS ON HOW TO HIRE A CONTRACTORBEWARE OF THE PITFALLSAre you about to start a renovation, but don’t really know where to start to looking for a contractor?  It can be overwhelming as you want to find someone who is not only trustworthy, but also one that does professional quality work.Hiring a c...

By Joyce Kelley, Buyers Agent 800-309-3414 Pace and Gulf Breeze,Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services Inc)
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Home Buying in Gulf Breeze Florida 32561, Boomers lead remodeling surgeHarvard Joint Center for Housing Studies report: Homeowners 65-plus will do one-third of all improvement expenditures by 2025 - double their share from 1995-2005. Read more.  THOUSANDS OF HOMES... One Address www.charlesstalli...

By Terkel Sørensen, Realtor, 951.805.0773 , Bank owned and Short Sales
(Real Estate Places)
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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 Granite Heroes, Marble, Granite & Terrazzo Restoration
(Granite Heroes)
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Granite Heroes is doing business the right way. If you are a owner of a commercial property, or a property management company take a look at the Terrazzo work we did for a church. We are not done yet, but you can see where it is heading. This church is in Lincoln Park area and it is going to look...

By Jon Klein, Search Parkland Homes for Sale - Parkland FL
(Real Living 1st Choice Realty)
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There are so many ways in which you can green up your home and make it more sustainable these days that many people are considering tankless water heaters. While this can certainly be the right option depending on the space you have and the type of water you use, here are some things to consider...

By Mike & Jennifer Rigley, Expert Real Estate Services
(Real Estate Specialist -Rigley Realty Group)
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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 Whether...

By Brian Burke, Broker & Advising Expert-Denver Luxury Real Estate
(Kenna Real Estate)
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How to select interior light for your room?...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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A clean home always shows better and will sell for more money.  (They are also a much more attractive place to live.)  Here are some great cleaning tips from Diana White-Pettis: Cleaning Tips That Save Time and Money Spring - a time for new beginnings – has arrived! It's time to air out the winte...

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