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 Michael Dagner, Your Denver Homes Realty Expert
(Brokers Guild Classic)
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Here is a great summary about how to avoid serious water damage to your home!  This content is courtesy of my AR associate, Chrissy Doremus.  What is grading? Well, we aren't taking about red pens and gold stars! All across the country it seems to be that time of year--back to school time! Backpa...

By Rei Mesa
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty)
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You can always try to spice up your property with something out of the ordinary. For instance, fireplaces are rarely seen in the living room of an Aventura home for sale. After all, we are living in South Florida and a fireplace isn’t often used. This is a pity because it can be such a lovely foc...

By Bryan King, Remtech Environmental
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Did you know that 50% of the air in your home comes from your crawl space?!It's true, half of the air you're breathing in your home is rising from the crawl space beneath your house. Ventilation provides a direct pathway for the air, but due to the stack effect, the air also rises through your fl...

By Chrissy Doremus ~ US Inspect ~, Residential Property Inspections
(US Inspect)
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What is grading? Well, we aren't taking about red pens and gold stars!All across the country it seems to be that time of year--back to school time! Backpacks and notebooks are lining the shelves of our neighborhood retail stores and school buses are busy on the streets. But September is also a gr...
How to Build A Home with a Single Construction Loan on the Jersey Shore NJ !! The tides are definitely changing. The appeal of construction mortgages are on the rise, as they give homeowners the perks of building their dream home with a single mortgage. With a construction loan, home owners can n...

By Jeffrey Masich/ Associate Broker, MBA, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
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You may have questions about real estate about such as "What to fix up on my home" to add to your personal enjoyment or make your home sell and not sure whom to ask? You could ask me as your personal REALTOR® or you could ask the usually reliable but sometimes erratic "Garden Gnomes". You prefer ...

By Matt Riley, Premier Home Builder in Greater Raleigh Area
(Royal Oaks Homes)
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Inside Our Healthy HomesSure, you’ve heard of building green and building smart - but what about building healthy?A Healthy Home with Royal Oaks means you can rest easy knowing your home is not only high quality and energy efficient, but it also is a safer environment for you and your family – ri...

By Rei Mesa
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty)
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Do the cabinets in your Coral Springs home for sale need to be fixed up before you show the property? It may not be a bad idea. If you like the idea of new cabinets without tearing your kitchen apart or the price that comes along with that work, you can always have your cabinets refaced. The bigg...

By Cheryll Woods-Flowers, Mount Pleasant Home Team
(Cheryll Woods-Flowers, Mount Pleasant Home Team)
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There is a great deal of conversation all over the country about solar panel installation on roofs.  There are many questions that are now coming up since there are homes with panels installed that are coming on the market since they have just become more popular over the last couple of years.  I...

By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
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That bar sink has to go!  New rules in Maui County.  Since the beginning of this year, 2017, the planning department will no longer permit a bar sink in a residence on Maui.  Previously permitted bar sinks will be allowed, but you may have to prove that it was permitted a long time ago, since old...

By Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist
(KW Elite )
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Top Home Renovations for Maximum ROI Some Highlights: Whether you are selling your home, just purchased your first home, or are a homeowner planning to stay put for a while, there is value in knowing which home improvement projects will net you the most Return On Investment (ROI). While big proje...

By . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779
( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK )
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As you envision your life 10, 20, 30 or more years down the road- possibly building the perfect "FOR EVER" home on land we find together where does getting around your home easily rank on your list of priorities? Are YOU up for a "stair-free" amble around a one-floor home, or extending your livin...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Perhaps, you wonder who your new neighbors may be.  Will they be good neighbors?  The house next door has a newly installed “For Sale” sign.  Perhaps, you wonder who your new neighbors may be.  Will they be good neighbors?  There can be a small amount of anxiety surrounding these questions.  Howe...
We’re blessed with excellent weather in South Florida. Warm winters and relatively cool summers allow us to go the whole year without fretting over energy costs.But energy efficiency should be a top priority for any homeowner. There’s no need to throw money out the window when you can caulk that ...

By The Temple Team, Specializing in Charlotte/ Lake Norman Real Estate
(THE TEMPLE TEAM)
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 5 QUICK TIPS to keep your home looking it's BEST and takes very little time and money to do it! DECLUTTER ... This is something that if it's done on a daily basis your home will be always ready for unexpected guests and impromptu get-togethers! PAINT YOUR MAILBOX ... This little trick will insta...

By Wayne Bennett, Real Estate...As It Should Be
(One Home Team Realty/Charlotte,NC 704-293-3931)
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Some Highlights: Whether you are selling your home, just purchased your first home, or are a homeowner planning to stay put for a while, there is value in knowing which home improvement projects will net you the most Return On Investment (ROI). While big projects like adding a bathroom or a compl...

By Real Estate Virtual Assistant
(Christine Wade)
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I love when a home remodel isn't just about improving curb appeal and property value, but also about improving quality of life for the owner and community.  This Spanish style home in North Park is in a neighborhood where everyone knows each other and likes to socialize. This owner was looking to...

By Amy Mullen, Realtor, CPA, CDPE, MBA
(RE/MAX Professional Associates)
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By: Lisa Kaplan Gordon Organization can happen quickly, easily, and without spending a ton of money. The secret? Pegboards It’s Monday, and your home office is still a mess. Not to mention your garage. You meant to get one of them organized over the weekend. But, well, you got stuck on exactly ho...

By Rei Mesa
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty)
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Picking a contractor to do those little improvements to your Oviedo home can be a gamble. Many contractors will take your money knowing they cannot provide the quality of work you are looking for. Here are some questions to ask a potential contractor. Always remember to ask for references from pa...

By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
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 Don't you love it when you run across a little gem online that helps you to improve your life? I thank Kathy Streib for tipping me off to Huggable Hangers. Because I live and work pretty much in a vacuum -- ask anybody who knows me well, I spend almost all of my time working as a Sacramento Real...