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 Jack Solloway, There's Only One Right Choice in Real Estate
(Right Choice Realty)
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City dwellers, college students, retirees and many others often choose to live in condos, apartments, lofts, or small homes. The key to maximizing these living quarters is to take advantage of the space that is available, making it functional while utilizing the right décor to create a roomier, a...

By David J. Caracausa, ABR, CRB, CRS, GRI, SRES, CRE
(The Premier Properties Group)
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If you’re thinking of selling your home, you’re probably thinking about what you can do to get it in shape to show. But if you’re working on a tight budget, you’re probably wondering what the most inexpensive home improvements are that will still ensure you’ll get the most from the sale of your h...

By Marc Jablon
(New Harbor Realty)
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Does the front of your home look like it could be the setting of a Stephen King novel? If children rush past your yard while exchanging fearful whispers, it might be time to review your curb appeal.With summer coming soon, it’s a great opportunity to get your home ready for the market. Try these ...

By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
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What is the best flooring choice for a kitchen? Pros and cons for the Top 9 kitchen floor choices.  This is a "condensed version" of my original article:  What is the best floor for a kitchen?  This version discusses the pros and cons for the Top 5 flooring choices for kitchens.  You can read abo...

By Amy Mullen, Realtor, CPA, CDPE, MBA
(RE/MAX Professional Associates)
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By: Scott SowersYards are meant for fun times — not chores. Look at those smug neighbors, lounging around on their stylish teak patio furniture, sipping cocktails, and loving life. Meanwhile, you’re behind on mowing the lawn and trimming the hedges. Who has time to prep for a patio party when you...

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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By Charles Stallions, 800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
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If you are thinking of remodeling here is a little help from my friends, but if your thinking of buying or selling please call me NOW for great deals.                   THOUSANDS OF HOMES.... One Address www.charlesstallions.com                                           Sign up for our Monthly Ne...

By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
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 I used to do a recap every month, but lately I've been rather busy, and have gotten a bit behind on this.  So here's a recap of my top articles from April and May 2017. Minwax vs Duraseal stain - Which is better?  I was intrigued by the fact that I saw all these DIY articles using Minwax stain. ...

By Jenifer Lower, Your Dream. Our Passion.
(Bozeman Montana Real Estate .net)
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Your water heater shot craps and you have to replace it. Will you be going tankless? Or will you stick to the traditional water heater? If you’re on the fence, here are some pros and cons of a tankless water heater to consider.Maximizing Your SpaceOne of the biggest issues with a traditional wate...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional)
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It pays to be aware. Take a look at this post by Lise Howe.   1. Air Fresheners Air fresheners seem to be everywhere now - as spritzes, gels, plug-ins and diffusers - with names like Crispy Cinnamon and Butterscotch Bonanza.  Many of them are horribly overwhelming - particularly in a house that i...

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 Residential Insulation Service for ALL of Riverside County Open 7 Days A+ Rated BBB Accredited Business AAA Rated Business Consumer Alliance Does your home have trouble retaining heat or cool air? Have you checked your attics insulation condition? Proper Insulation reduces energy bi...

By Paul Antonelli, Broker Owner; NextHome Antonelli Realty
(NextHome Antonelli Realty)
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  From the entire Team at NextHome Antonelli Realty have a Safe July 4th and enjoyable summer. 8 Tips for Adding Curb Appeal and Value to Your Home Here are eight ways to help your home put its best face forward. Read Visit houselogic.com for more articles like this. © Copyright 2017 NATIONAL ASS...

By Charles Stallions, 800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
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FYI and with a little help from my friends her is a great article I want to share with you  Are you paying too much in Property Management Fees? Are you going broke with maintenance fees, low rents, lack of tenants etc? We charge a Flat Fee of $50. a month which includes monthly reconciliation st...

By Duane West
(3R's Construction Management LLC)
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Experienced and Trained Radon Testing and MitigationIn case you missed it, we recently posted an article with a very informative short video about finding radon in homes. The video communicated why it is so important to have your home tested for radon and mitigated if needed.Our goal at 3Rs Const...

By Amy Mullen, Realtor, CPA, CDPE, MBA
(RE/MAX Professional Associates)
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By: Jamie WiebeAnti-eeeew tips to keep your house from getting gross. When did hanging out on your patio with that privacy wall you DIYed back in May stop being fun? All you can see is that rusty grill staring at you, and bird poop piling up on your outdoor chaise while you sweat and fight off bu...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Here are 10 places you can use vinegar to help you around your home. Natural Alternatives for cleaning 10 Uses for Vinegar I am always looking for natural alternatives to cleaning without using harsh chemicals. I have found vinegar to be a great solution. I always have a bottle ready to use at my...

By Granite Heroes, Marble, Granite & Terrazzo Restoration
(Granite Heroes)
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We orignally recieved this table from our client in four pieces, while we are not finished completely, it is coming along nicely. Have natural stone furniture that needs to be refurbished? Call Granite Heroes now to handle your broken furnitue needs! 312-800-1659 #TeamGraniteHeroes #furniturerest...

By Michelle Gansler, Relocation Specialist in San Antonio TX
(Real Estate Muses)
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Decorating Tips for Your Entryway - Invite people in, don't send them running awayWritten by: Michelle Gansler, Realtor with the Real Estate Museswww.SanAntonioRelocationResource.com/MichelleGanslerWhen we moved into our house I had no idea what to do with the niche above the door in my entry way...

By Charles Stallions, 800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
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Selling the dream in Pensacola, Pace and Gulf Breeze Florida here is a little home maintenance solutions for you. THOUSANDS OF HOMES.... One Address www.charlesstallions.com                                           Sign up for our Monthly Newsletter Local Happenings on the Gulf Coast How Much IS...

By Jeff & Debra Adler, Helped Over 1,100 Families With Their Home Goals
(Keller Williams )
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When you are putting your home on the market, you will likely be looking for ways to make your home stand out. Everyone wants to get the most for their home and often sellers will consider updating certain property features to persuade interested buyers that their home is worth more. Some updates...