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 Tania Matthews, Orlando, FL Real Estate
(Tania Matthews Team)
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Maintenance is a natural by-product of owning a home and properly maintaining a home is one of the best ways to prevent water damage. It needs to be done, otherwise, you could be looking at costly water losses, repairs, and insurance claims. Water damage is one of the most common and costly disas...

By Granite Heroes, Marble, Granite & Terrazzo Restoration
(Granite Heroes)
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When maintaining your natural stone, be sure to wipe up any spills immediately to avoid etching in the stone surface. Above is an example of what etching looks like on a counter top. While etching can be minor, if it is not attended to immediately, it can do permanent damage. Call Granite Heroes ...

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 Donnie Keller, Reata Realty - Delivering Excellence
(The Reata Realty Group)
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With a trend in ‘going green’ many homeowners have started to invest in more energy efficient appliances, which save money and conserve energy, and have started making other steps toward preserving the environment and spending less money while they’re at it! Most people consider upgrading their i...

By Joe Blow, webuyhousesinarizona.com
(We Buy Houses In Arizona)
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Most Phoenix-area residents should have their home’s chimney cleaned after they’ve burned one or two cords of wood.Chimney inspectionThat chill in the air is finally here, and that means many Valley residents — once they’ve dutifully checked the weather forecast for no-burn advisories, of course ...

By Granite Heroes, Marble, Granite & Terrazzo Restoration
(Granite Heroes)
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Terrazzo Bathroom Restoration: One day project, Chicago, Illinois, 60601 #Chicago #Marble #Terrazo #BathroomRestorationHere we have a full restoration of a terrazzo bathroom floor and a terrazzo basin. This job was completed in one day and the results are remarkable. Call to book your free estima...

By James Murr, www.cortiersrealestate.com
(Cortiers Real Estate)
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How to Pick Interior Paint Colors Let's be honest! Painting can be overwhelming! Especially for first time painters or professionals trying to design the perfect room. The thousands of paints on the market can make it extremely difficult to narrow down your choices and find exactly what you need ...

By Granite Heroes, Marble, Granite & Terrazzo Restoration
(Granite Heroes)
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A simple clean, pop and seal can maintain your natural stone's luster! Call Granite Heroes today for your free Countertop polishing estimate! 312-800-1659 or check us out online @ www.graniteheroes.com

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 Charles Stallions, 800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
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This Month we will be sharing Home Maintenance ideas and here I have found a great post to share.    THOUSANDS OF HOMES.... One Address www.charlesstallions.com                                           Sign up for our Monthly Newsletter Local Happenings on the Gulf Coast How Much IS My Home Wort...

By Mark Harbison, R, CIPS - GRI
(Coldwell Banker Island Properties)
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One of the joys of buying a home on Maui is making it your own, inside and out. The folks that buy Maui real estate tend to be in love with the natural beauty of the island, which leads to interesting outdoor enhancements and creativity among Maui homes. What would your outdoor slice of paradise ...

By Brad Miller
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Using the front porch is regaining popularity in recently. True, it has fallen out of fashion because of the invention of air conditioning, television, radio, and other comforts which have shifted preferences to staying more indoors; but as we tire of these modern conveniences, we are slowly redi...

By Donnie Keller, Reata Realty - Delivering Excellence
(The Reata Realty Group)
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 When it comes to renovating a home there will always be some obstacles to tackle,  When it comes to doing it green it comes with its own set of challenges . But, as with anything, if you know the right information and some forethought it is well worth the extra effort.Below you will read some ti...

By Brad Miller
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Summer is only a week away! Is your home ready? If not yet, then you better bookmark this article because you’ll surely be using this to prepare your home for the hot months ahead!Irrigation System CheckThis is a must if you have a garden. A small leak or a faulty sprinkler can wreak havoc on bot...

By Jeremy Wrenn, President, Wrenn Home Improvements
(Wrenn Home Improvements)
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Did you know that you are an expert at measuring?  No really, you are!  I guarantee it.  Now before you dismiss me as a snake oil seller, here me out.When you walk up steps, have you unexpectedly tripped on a step?  Or have you been to an old stadium, and there's that ONE step that almost everyon...

By Lisa Hernandez, Realtor serving Kendall, South Miami & Pinecrest
(Opes Real Estate Group)
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2017 is all about renewal and a deep desire for positive change and, our home design trends will be reflected in this sentiment. Here's 8 hot trends to embrace for 2017:1. Greenery: Pantone released its 2017 color of the year and this earthy yet bright hue is refreshing and comforting at the same...

By Gary Frimann, REALTOR and Broker
(Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates)
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Well, it is rainy season again here in California.  This is the time when roofing leaks appear, causing moisture to go where it isn't suppose to.  It is important to get roof leaks fixed, as the moisture intrusion can cause mold and other issues.Below is an Infographic on the 5 most common roofin...

By Pat Champion, Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs
(Coldwell Banker Camelot Realty)
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Natural Alternatives for cleaning 10 Uses for VinegarI 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 house. Here are 10 places you can use vinegar to help you around your...

By Michele Cadogan, 917-861-9166 - Brooklyn Real Estate Home Sales
(Fillmore Real Estate Brooklyn New York)
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 4 Ways  To Keep Your A / C Working  While Conserving Energy This Summer   Its  June and temperatures are rising,  here are a few tips to keep the a/c  in  your Brooklyn Home in working order and conserving energy. Change  and Clean the A/C filter each month Set A/Cs to cool no higher than 78 deg...

By Nancy Almodovar, Leading Luxury Realtor in Houston
(Nan and Company Properties Christie's International Real Estate)
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There’s no one way to approach a successful home renovation. No matter what methods you use to tackle your project, you’re bound to run into some snags along the way. However, learning from others’ past mistakes and learning what NOT to do can greatly help you make the most of your time and money...