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.

Trending blogs on Home Improvement

 

By Debra Nolan
(Westmoreland Contractor Referral Service)
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Falling home values and a strong buyers market has many homeowners looking at home renovations instead of trying to sell. As the owner of Westmoreland Contractor Referral Service, homeowners are looking for the right home improvement project that will offer them a new look and feel of their home ...

By Debra Nolan
(Westmoreland Contractor Referral Service)
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Going green in your home is simple, whether you’re doing a home renovation project or looking for ways to reduce your energy costs. It is possible to go green in every room in your home went designing your home improvement project.  There are a number of ways that going green will not only help t...

By Debra Nolan
(Westmoreland Contractor Referral Service)
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Adequately sealing off your windows and doors from possible air leaks will reduce your heating costs.  Winterizing your home can be as simple as applying weather stripping to doors, which can save you about 10% in heating costs, or installing and upgrading doors and windows.  Evaluate your home t...

By Debra Nolan
(Westmoreland Contractor Referral Service)
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Take the time to research and qualify the right contractor to ease your stress and ensure and successful home improvement project. It is important to understand the steps necessary to find and hire the right contractor for any home improvement project.  As the owner of Westmoreland Contractor Ref...

By Erika Rogers, St George Utah Real Estate & local info.
(Re/Max First Realty)
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DIY Home Improvement TipsDoing it yourself is a great way to go. You have big dreams and potential for your house.  A lot of people are taking charge of their home improvement projects and following this DIY motto. With all of the DIY network shows, it can be really motivating and fulfilling to t...

By Melissa Marro, Jacksonville Real Estate and Home Staging
(Keller Williams First Coast Realty - The Marro Team)
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After two years of really oogie choices for Color of the Year, Pantone has finally picked a winner just this past December. It's really starting to pick up steam. Everyone will be wearing it on March 17th, when every major city in the nation will celebrate our Color of the Year with parades and f...

By Mike Young, FHA 203k Consultant 707-812-7668
(203kOnLine.com, covering California & most other states)
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Can I do a renovation loan after another renovation loan?Quite often a buyer will do the "bare minimum" renovation on their new home which is likely a mistake in the first place. Then after a year or so and the rest of the worked they thought they would do just never got done. Wow, so many times,...

By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com)
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This article by Diane Beaumont gives some excellent advice for all those thinking about investing in fixer-upper properties, and getting into the flipping market. It's not as easy as it appears on those Reality TV shows. Investors need to do their homework, and know their bottom line. Be sure to ...

By Brian Burke, Broker & Advising Expert-Denver Luxury Real Estate
(Kenna Real Estate)
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6 Ways to Enhance Your Room with Designer Wallpaper...www.KennaRealEstate.com... Dictates style, Adds drama, Covers doors creatively, Brings in nature, Invites accent walls, Acts as art 

By Brian Burke, Broker & Advising Expert-Denver Luxury Real Estate
(Kenna Real Estate)
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How to Tastefully Go Bold in your Interiors?...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 Now t...

By Granite Heroes, Marble, Granite & Terrazzo Restoration
(Granite Heroes)
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 Granite Heroes Fox River Grove stone restoration archive, documents a day in the life of Granite Heroes. FREE ESTIMATES for all clients in Fox River Grove, Illinois. Step into our shoes, as we clean, polish & restore showers, counter tops, flooring and more. Book Online today and receive 10% off...

By Shanna Day Team Leader (AZ & UT), BUY or SELL Your Home FAST w/The Shanna Day Team!
(Keller Williams Realty EV (AZ) & Keller Williams SLC (UT))
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Need Mold Remediation In Mesa? Call In The Professionals! Mold is a type of fungus that is normally completely harmless. Its spores can be found everywhere and thrives on organic materials such as wood, paper, cotton and wool. Mold flourishes when the environment becomes warm and humid, producing...

By Chris Brown- Florida Home Loan Specialist | Certified Mortgage Planner, Chris Brown 407.367.2974
(Chris Brown | Certified Mortgage Planners)
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When you’ve been in your home for a while and have established a certain amount of equity, it can be a good feeling to know that you have an investment you can count on. However, with changing weather patterns you may be afraid of a natural disaster striking and what it could mean for your financ...

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 Taking ...

By Melissa Muse Wiggans, CRS, GRI, ABR - Real Estate Muses
(Real Estate Muses)
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Excited to move to San Antonio?Like many military personnel who received their transfer order to San Antonio, you probably feel mixed emotions.  After all, you have been in your current home for around three years and have grown to love the place and have made new friends. But transfers are inevi...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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Claudia McLaughlin - Helps You Stage, Organize, Design, Entertain, and Get Dressed! That's a tall order for one person to handle - but I can tell you that CMF Transitional Organization is indeed, one person.  Claudia McLaughlin is the owner and driving force behind her company(ies) that help sell...

By Renee Ferguson, Junk removal Company serving the Dallas area.
(Junk King Dallas)
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Junk King is the #1 rated service in the junk removal industry. We provide eco-friendly junk removal & hauling services to clear unwanted clutter from your home or business. Our trucks are 20% larger; so, you'll get more value at every price point! Did you just finish that flip and need that fina...

By Granite Heroes, Marble, Granite & Terrazzo Restoration
(Granite Heroes)
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Granite Heroes Deer Park stone restoration archive, documents a day in the life of Granite Heroes. FREE ESTIMATES for all clients in Deer Park, 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 Brian Burke, Broker & Advising Expert-Denver Luxury Real Estate
(Kenna Real Estate)
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Potted plants most boring balcony into an inviting place...www.KennaRealEstate.com