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.


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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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This content is courtesy of my AR associate, Debbie Gartner. Hardwood Flooring Trends for 2017   Yes, it's hot off the presses...My 2017 Hardwood Flooring trend report.  Last year's article received 115,000 clicks, and I'm hoping this one can exceed that.  So, without further ado...   Hardwood fl...
If you're selling your house in the next year, or think you will be in a few years, it's time to think about curb appeal. Broadly speaking, curb appeal refers to the picture prospective buyers have as they drive up to your home, whether you literally have a curb or not.Most buyers let their finge...

By Jon Solomon
(Javic Homes)
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By Lana Bingham As a Tampa new home builder, we love the elegant and timeless appeal of granite and marble countertops. Although it is often a first choice for most customers, there are some other unusual materials that are currently trending in custom kitchens. Swapping out these precious rocks ...

By Renovation Find, Helping you find the best renovation companies.
(RenovationFind)
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Photo from K & J's Custom Granite Edmonton.Kitchen countertops are a central part of how your kitchen’s style and look. When choosing kitchen countertops consider your budget, how you want your kitchen to function and of course, your personal design tastes. Edmonton countertop companies offer a v...

By Sandra Nickel, The Hat Team
(Sandra Nickel REALTORS)
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It’s during this time of year that many of us start to put our fireplaces into use.  Since fireplaces are used typically to burn wood, those of you who have a fireplace that is just for looks may not know that you can decorate it to make it stand out and look very nice.  Below are a few ideas for...

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 have a home in Auburn, AL or Opelika, AL that you could use some extra space and privacy? If so, you will want to check out this interesting article for great ideas on how to conceal a secret room. There are no furniture arrangement tricks, hidden storage hacks or closet organization techn...

By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
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Hardwood Flooring Trends for 2017  Yes, it's hot off the presses...My 2017 Hardwood Flooring trend report.  Last year's article received 115,000 clicks, and I'm hoping this one can exceed that.  So, without further ado... Hardwood floors continue to grow in popularity across the country. Whether ...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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My quick fixes have helped many people with small jobs around the house. Fixing a Nail Pop in the Sheetrock- A Debbie's Quick Fix My quick fixes have helped many people with small jobs around the house. if you have seen sheetrock screws that work their way back out of the wall and make unsightly ...

By Sunset Home Repair
(Sunset Home Repair)
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                         Aluminum/vinyl trim wrap - advantages and disadvantages                                                             Aluminum / vinyl trim wrap is another great way to make the exterior of your house maintenance- free. There are three basic types of trim wrap- aluminum wit...

By Robby Leviton, Knowles Team
(Keller Williams Realty)
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7 Home Improvements That Pay Off  Which improvements have the highest return on investment? Look around…is your carpet worn?   Appliances old?  Bathrooms dated? Your home may be in need of a makeover. If so, then you might want to consider spending your money on areas that will give you the bigge...

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 Here is...

By Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl, The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Hallmark Realtors)
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Welcome Fall!Here are some great ways to bring the season indoors this year.  Autumn Scent Oils - Brown Sugar, Apple, Harvest Spice, Vanilla, Forest Pine, and Snickerdoodle scented oils in 10 mL glass bottles with eye dropper caps can be added to baths, aroma diffusers, or cleaning products to sp...

By James Murr, www.cortiersrealestate.com
(Cortiers Real Estate)
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1. Clean Out the GuttersClogged rain gutters can lead to costly repairs; hinder these unnecessary expenses by making sure to regularly clean out any leaves, twigs, and other debris in the gutter. Consider installing gutter guards to make cleaning easier for you.If you see the gutter sagging or tr...

By Jenifer Lower, Your Dream. Our Passion.
(Bozeman Montana Real Estate .net)
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You’ve decided to add some value to your home by redoing your bathroom. So you gutted everything and got an entirely new bathroom suite including that toilet with the heated seat you’ve always wanted. But what to do with the old suite? Having everything hauled off can be expensive. But what if yo...

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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Check out this great landscaping tip!For all of your real estate needs in the Auburn-Opelika area and to experience the magic of this charming town please contact me at (334) 332-7263 or email me at LauraSellers01@Gmail.com or visit my website. I look forward to helping you find the home of your ...

By HomeInsurance.com LLC
(HomeInsurance.com)
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Have you ever noticed what a yard teeming with unkempt greenery does to a home's overall appearance? Sickly trees and scraggly limbs can really take some of the shine off an otherwise attractive property. The problems don't end with aesthetics, though. When an overgrown branch or an entire tree g...

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 Here ...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Windows and doors tend to get gaps over time around the edges. Check the caulk and weatherstripping for an airtight fit. 10 Fall Home Maintenance Tips to Prepare Your Home for Winter Fall is here and before we know it we will have out winter jackets and boots on and scarves around out necks. Our ...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Platinum Properties)
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Fixing a Nail Pop in the Sheetrock- A Debbie's Quick FixMy quick fixes have helped many people with small jobs around the house. if you have seen sheetrock screws that work their way back out of the wall and make unsightly bulge then this is how ot correct that. I saw several on a new home walk t...

By Irene Bilinski, Real Estate… It's All About You
(RE/MAX Hallmark Realty Group Ottawa)
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Pool owners all across Ontario like to hope the month of September will be one filled with many pool days. But with the cooler days of autumn imminent, it's time to start thinking of closing the pool for another season.You can always turn to the professionals to tackle this necessary chore – expe...