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 Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
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Keeping the environment safe, being green really helps! The following suggestions are ways you can be GREEN. Some of these suggestions actually help you save money in our recession! Save our planet, and save green in your wallet all at the same time!1. Recycle. You can recycle glass and plastic, ...

By YourSiteNeedsMe SEO Team, $399 Real Estate Websites - YourSiteNeedsMe.com
(YourSiteNeedsMe.com)
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If you’re selling your home, whether it’s a house in El Pescador, a home in Padre Island Townhomes, or a place anywhere else, you’re probably going to need to make a few improvements (and repairs) first.One of those improvements might be freshening up the paint in a couple of rooms… but that’s ea...

By Brian Burke, Broker & Advising Expert-Denver Luxury Real Estate
(Kenna Real Estate)
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To wash the furniture dampen a cloth with a mild soap solution...www.KennaRealEstate.com #wash, #furniture, #solution.

By Brian Burke, Broker & Advising Expert-Denver Luxury Real Estate
(Kenna Real Estate)
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Five Steps to Making Your Home More Beautiful | KennaRealEstate | - 303-710-2609, De-Clutter, Love Your Boudoir, Say it with Flowers, Open Your Kitchen,Simplify Your Styling

By The Scott Loper Team Bux-Mont Premier Properties
(Keller Williams Real Estate - Montgomeryville)
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9 Ways to Declutter and Organize Your Junk DrawerSpring is almost in our midst, which means it's time to start compiling your spring cleaning to-do list. Whether you've established a set routine over the years or you play it by ear when the time comes, there's a number of cluttered spots in your ...
Using commercial cleaning products may not be for everyone. Some people have bad reactions with harsh cleansers, some have pets and small children who may be sensitive to fumes, and some may just be concerned with the impact of using chemical-laden cleaning products to the environment. Whatever y...

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 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 consultationThere ...
Spring is just a few days away. Jumpstart your spring cleaning with all the fresh start tips below to get the most out of the year ahead. Take Command of Your Command CentreThe holidays may have left your command centre a bundle of mess. No matter whether your command centre is just a small desk ...

By Mike & Jennifer Rigley, Expert Real Estate Services
(Real Estate Specialist -Rigley Realty Group)
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By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
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San Francisco has wonderful styles of architecture and some great living spaces. However, in a city of such a small size, finding room for a garden can be challenging. Sometimes, one just has to be creative, like the owner of this house on Octavia Street in the Pacific Heights-Cow Hollow area of ...

By Laura Sellers, www.Auburn-Realtor.com; Auburn, AL Real Estate
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.Auburn-Realtor.com, EXPERT IN AUBURN REAL ESTATE SERVICES)
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Do you own a house in Auburn, AL or Opelika, AL and are wondering what improvment projecfts will help you to reduce the costs of home ownership?  If so, please check out the below tips.16 Home Improvement Projects That Help Reduce Auburn AL Homeownership CostsFor all of your real estate needs in ...

By Michele Cadogan, 917-861-9166 - Brooklyn Real Estate Home Sales
(Fillmore Real Estate Brooklyn New York)
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 Want To Sell Your Co-op in Flatbush Brooklyn ?  Call Michele Cadogan  Which Real Estate Agent in Brooklyn Should I Call To Listed My Flatbush co-op for Sale? Call Michele CadoganLicensed Real Estate Assocaite BrokerFilmore Real Estate Michele List and Sell Co-ops and Condos, and is very familiar...

By Brian Burke, Broker & Advising Expert-Denver Luxury Real Estate
(Kenna Real Estate)
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Choose a style complements home's exterior...www.KennaRealEstate.com

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 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 Many ...

By Reuben Saltzman, Minneapolis Home Inspections
(Structure Tech Home Inspections)
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As a home inspector, I tend to take shut-off valves for granted and assume everyone knows what they are, how they work, and what can go wrong with them.  I recently had a client share a story with me regarding some problems he ran in to with the shut-off valves at his house - we'll call him Sir W...

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...

By Claude Cross, Charlotte NC Homes For Sale
(Homes By Cross, Inc. )
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Ideas for the Ultimate High Tech Home in CharlotteWhen you think of high tech homes, luxurious amenities such as sea salt pools or an indoor theater may come to mind. Perhaps you imagine sophisticated alarm systems and energy-saving solutions. However, ideas for the ultimate high tech home are ex...

By Patricia Justice, Home Staging and Redesign Expert in Winston-Salem
(Home Staging by Patricia)
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 In our incredibly busy world, sometimes large projects can seem very overwhelming, and oftentimes we just say “forget it!” and step away.  Do you ever feel that way also?I know for me, my husband travels a lot for work, has little free time, and when he is home, lots of projects are not his idea...

By Reuben Saltzman, Minneapolis Home Inspections
(Structure Tech Home Inspections)
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Many years ago, I learned about a bath tub leak that I never caught during my home inspection.  The seller didn't have any children and didn't take baths, so they never knew about the problem with the bath tub drain.  I did my standard inspection of the bath tub, which included filling the tub u...

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  Many p...