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 Brian Burke, Broker & Advising Expert-Denver Luxury Real Estate
(Kenna Real Estate)
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  Spring is a great time to clean out foundation vents... www.KennaRealEstate.com

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Give your guests the spa treatment! Give Your Guests the Spa Treatment!   One of the perks of living in South Florida means you’ll have as much company as you can handle.  Even though many family members and other guests visit us at Spring Break and during the summer, we’re never at a loss for ho...

By Donna Jarock, The Realtor that Delivers you Home
(MB The Brian Petrelli Team)
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I know, I know.  Hard to believe two DIY projects in the same week.  Probably all I will have for the year.  This project required ZERO tools.  That is correct ZERO tools.  The idea that you can transform a room with a do it yourself project brings such excitement to me and know that I dont have ...

By What Not To Renovate - Milan B., We provide tips & trends on home renos & designs
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Beautiful Kitchen Design Packages On A Limited Budget We take the worries of design and pricing away for you. Request a design package today. All our renovation quotes are guaranteed, so no escalation cost.                    Coffee Delicious Design # CDD1                                       El...

By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818
(Re/Max Eastern inc.)
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HelpfulHannah's Spring  Tip for your Home Spring is here and it is time to do some important home maintenance items . Let's face it we usually wait until the last minute like everyone else does . To me one of the most important item when it gets warm and uncomfortable is the air conditioning unit...

By John Alesi, (Orange County California Real Estate)
(Century 21 Award)
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10 Tips to Increase the Value Of Your Home Without Breaking The Bank Here are 10 tips to improve the value of your home without breaking the bank. These projects can mostly be done by yourself and maybe a helper but are on the easy side of DO IT YOURSELF. 1 Update the front door. Get rid of outda...

By Eric J, Flannel Guy DIY
(Eric J - Dream Home Financing)
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Hello everyone,This next project for the homeowner is a series of videos focusing on "how to sharpen knives". Obviously something that touches everyone. Not only yourselves but also your clients. Most people don't even know how dull their knives are until they cut with a sharp knife. These videos...

By Desare Kohn-Laski Skye Louis Realty, Residential Real Estate
(Skye Louis Realty)
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Each one of us have different home settings. Some of us live in the busy jungles of the city because it is where our jobs are. At times, the fast-paced life that the city brings exhaust our physical and inner selves making us crave for a more relaxed atmosphere when we get home. Yet, this is jus...

By Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives
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©Patricia Feager, 3/29/2017 "A man builds a fine house; and now he has a master,and a task for life: He is to furnish, watch, show it,and keep it in repair, the rest of his days."--- Ralph Waldon Emerson  A shelter is something everyone needs. Whether you own or lease, there are benefits to livin...

By Claude Cross, Charlotte NC Homes For Sale
(Homes By Cross, Inc. )
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Home DIY Projects That Also Strengthen Your MarriageA Weddington house for sale isn’t a happy home unless the people living inside are happy! If you are craving some changes around your home, the good news is you don’t have to do it alone. Try some of these home DIY projects that also strengthen ...

By Paul Antonelli, Broker Owner; NextHome Antonelli Realty
(NextHome Antonelli Realty)
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"For those of you looking to bring an element of the great outdoors into your space, have you considered a living wall? A verdant display of fresh greens or succulents could help your space stand out - in the most fresh and stylish way. We're seeing awe-inspiring examples everywhere these days, f...

By Dave and Patricia Zumbrun
(The "Z" Team 4 RE, Inc.)
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Yard Tips for the New Lawn OwnerWith spring in the air, it gets you moving. You want to work on your yard and get it spring ready. This must be partly where the term “spring fever” comes from. It is a good thing to work on your green thumb but beginners beware! You do not want to destroy your yar...

By Brian Burke, Broker & Advising Expert-Denver Luxury Real Estate
(Kenna Real Estate)
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www.KennaRealEstate.com - 9 Spring Home Maintenance Tips, Clean your Gutters, Inspect Your Roof, Firewood stored near the home, Check Outside Faucets, Service the AC Unit, Check Power Equipment, Check Foundation Vents, Trim Overgrowth, Clean and Repair your Window 

By Granite Heroes, Marble, Granite & Terrazzo Restoration
(Granite Heroes)
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Here we go again. Granite Heroes is doing outstanding work, on a marble kitchen island in  Itasca, IL By now there is no surprise that Granite Heroes does excellent work. Below you will see some pictures of one of our Heroes restoring a Marble kitchen island. This was not an easy job. The island ...

By Jon Klein, Search Parkland Homes for Sale - Parkland FL
(Real Living 1st Choice Realty)
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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 Brian Burke, Broker & Advising Expert-Denver Luxury Real Estate
(Kenna Real Estate)
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How to Paint Wall Stripes?... www.KennaRealEstate.com #How, #Paint, #Stripes.

By Eugene Kanciar, Our Experience, Your Peace-of-Mind
(EKAN Home Inspection)
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My dad had a residential construction company and I fondly remember going with him to the sites and seeing the work-in-progress. One of the greater skills was the interior plasterwork done by craftsmen. The phrase "everything but the oink" has a parallel in old school construction methods when it...

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 As a ...
As the weather turns warmer, your thoughts might be turning to being outside. What better way to be outside than to have a patio? It’s a chance to have friends over on warm summer nights, congregate with family on weekend afternoons and enjoy catching some rays.If you don’t yet have a patio, ther...

By Chris Brown- Florida Home Loan Specialist | Certified Mortgage Planner, Chris Brown 407.367.2974
(Chris Brown | Certified Mortgage Planners)
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The best addition to many a family is the beloved pet, but beyond the regular treats and pillows, there are plenty of ways to spoil your pet and let them know how much you love them. If you’re looking for some neat concepts for your favorite pooch, here are some unique ideas you may want to try o...