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 Paul Antonelli, Broker Owner; NextHome Antonelli Realty
(NextHome Antonelli Realty)
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The Best LED Bulbs for Different Fixtures Don't assume the most expensive LED bulb is the best. Consumer Reports says these less expensive, LED options shined brightly compared to the competition: For lamps and ceiling fixtures: For 60-watt replacements, Wal-Mart's Great Value Soft White LED ($10...

By Nick & Trudy Vandekar, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc )
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Tredyffrin Easttown homeowners gardening tip Trudy is the big gardener in our family. I am just the hired, or rather free help, who does the lifting, digging, mowing and raking. As Tredyffrin Easttown homeowners this week we got our mulch down over the beds. Every year we discuss how much we are ...

By Chris Brown- Florida Home Loan Specialist | Certified Mortgage Planner, Chris Brown 407.367.2974
(Chris Brown | Certified Mortgage Planners)
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Many homeowners consider a fence around their property for a variety of reasons, whether it’s to keep the dog in the yard or to maintain privacy. However, the wrong fence can entirely change the look of your property and make a beautiful yard a bit of an eyesore. If you’re trying to determine wha...

By Brian Burke, Broker & Advising Expert-Denver Luxury Real Estate
(Kenna Real Estate)
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www.KennaRealEstate.com - 7 MODULAR KITCHEN DESIGN TIPS, Ideal Counter Top Length, Choose Colours wisely, Ventilation is the key, brightness light inside your kitchen, kitchen should be a safe place to work , Don’t ignore corner spaces, Trash it right

By Brian Burke, Broker & Advising Expert-Denver Luxury Real Estate
(Kenna Real Estate)
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How to Clean Ceramic Tile Floors?... www.KennaRealEstate.com #How, #Clean, #Ceramic Tile.
We can hardly believe it either, but there are just 23 days left until December 25th.As often happens, you may be struggling to think of gift ideas, but have you thought that your house could maybe also do with some TLC at this time?This is especially true if you're planning to sell in the New Ye...

By Michelle Cooks, Pensacola, Pace & Gulf Breeze Property Management
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services)
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Pensacola, Pace, Gulf Breeze Property Management, Today's modern living room driven by Tech design. The formal living room is on its way out as families transform technology into a design element, adapt to changing lifestyles and adjust to generational shifts. Read more.    Are you paying too muc...

By Desare Kohn-Laski Skye Louis Realty, Residential Real Estate
(Skye Louis Realty)
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The concept of a green home doesn't rely solely on how a homeowner implements ways to make it more eco-friendly. Its whole concept covers sustainability of green building materials from planning, construction, and all the way when occupants are dwelling. You may want them on your house, but the ...

By Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!
(Lisa Von Domek & Associates LLC Team)
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Everyone enjoys a hot shower - but what is too hot for your water?  How much energy does it take to heat the water and keep the temperature tap ready?  How can you save money and still have hot water on demand?  These questions and more are answered, along with additional energy saving tips, in t...

By Jon Klein, Search Parkland Homes for Sale - Parkland FL
(Real Living 1st Choice Realty)
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Many homeowners consider a fence around their property for a variety of reasons, whether it’s to keep the dog in the yard or to maintain privacy. However, the wrong fence can entirely change the look of your property and make a beautiful yard a bit of an eyesore. If you’re trying to determine wha...

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 Selli...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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Remodeling Before SellingIt seems like an incongruity to remodel your home before you put it on the market to sell.  Most sellers understand the need to freshen up a home, maybe hire a handyman to tighten things up.  But what about actually taking on some remodeling projects in anticipation of 1)...

By Jan Green, HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN
(HomeSmart Elite Group,Scottsdale, 602-620-2699)
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Energy bills are important to homeowners so says an article dating back to 2013 by the National Association of REALTORS®.   I'm sure there are older and newer articles, but the point is the same - there are added costs to homeownership that need to be considered.  So it stands to reason that lowe...

By Jeffrey Masich, Arizona Homes and Land to Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart in Scottsdale, Arizona)
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You may have questions about real estate 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 to start with the garden gnomes, you say. OK, OK. Your Realtor is busy and the Garden Gnomes are si...

By Michael Dagner, Your Denver Homes Realty Expert
(Brokers Guild Classic)
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This content is courtesy of my AR associate, Eric Middleton. As the weather gets cold outdoor animals such as squirrels are looking to make attics, chimneys,  basements and garages their home for the winter. Squirrels, rats and mice are well equipped to live outdoors, however, like humans they pr...

By Chris Brown- Florida Home Loan Specialist | Certified Mortgage Planner, Chris Brown 407.367.2974
(Chris Brown | Certified Mortgage Planners)
Comments 3
It’s a very exciting time for most parents when their kids begin to crawl, but it can also be much more difficult to watch over your child and ensure their safety. If your child is starting to get along on their own and you’re preparing to baby proof, here are the main areas and items you’ll want...

By Karen Borden
(Keller Williams)
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Spring is a sensible time to refresh and restore your home after heavy indoor use during winter. It's also an opportunity to conduct overdue home maintenance and achieve a sense of accomplishment.Tackle the project room by room with these tips from the experts at Office Depot to make the work fee...

By Michelle Cooks, Pensacola, Pace & Gulf Breeze Property Management
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services)
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Pensacola, Pace, Gulf Breeze Property Management, Home values increase with Energy-efficient upgrades. Local energy costs impact the time it takes to recoup investments; and any value increase depends on factors such as location, the specific upgrade and marketing. Read more.      Are you paying ...

By Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!
(Lisa Von Domek & Associates LLC Team)
Comments 4
Here's a quick video that is important for homeowners (and home renters) too.  The folks at the plumbing company Mr. Rooter® want you to know how to shut off your home's water supply.  Be prepared to handle a water emergency by knowing how to use the water shut off valve for household water leaks...

By daryl rosenbaum, coastal investment properties and home design
(Design Results)
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  Thing that make you go hmmmm, Ever wonder why a certain shade that you love in a friends house looks awful in yours?  Why does blue look green when you thought it would look great with your hardwood oak floors? Why do the kids fingerprints show everywhere? Now that they've colored with crayons ...