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 Rei Mesa
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty)
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You do not have to spend a small fortune to fix up the bathroom in your Aventura home. All you really need is the best techniques. For instance, altering your vanity mirror and/or its frame can change the overall feel of any bathroom. If you have a small square mirror behind your sink, try replac...

By Charles Stallions, 800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
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This is why you need experts, this why my team includes a Home Inspector,  Handy Man, General Contractor, Appraiser, Title Company, Mortgage Company, Pest Control Expert. Get the facts and USE my FREE Smooth Move Experts. let’s talk!Call Charles Stallions @850-476-4494 and put my 22 years experie...

By Lesley Wilson-VanGoethem, Residential Real Estate Sales Specialist
(Innovative Realty Solutions Group)
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Great tips for spring even if you arent selling your home!! Often overlooked it the refrigerator coils, especially if you have a spare or a deep freeze in the garage/basement..Winter blankets and comforters.. Make a trip to the local laundry mat. They have the oversized washers and dryers that ar...

By Granite Heroes, Marble, Granite & Terrazzo Restoration
(Granite Heroes)
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There are 3 primary finishes of stone; polished, honed and flamed. Granite Heroes services all types of finishes! Call today! 312-800-1659

By Gary Frimann, REALTOR and Broker
(Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates)
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Here is a great benefit, put out by PG&E, the local electric and gas company for Northern California.  They are holding a seminar that could benefit a homeowner up to $4,000 in energy upgrades.  This would be great not only for your own home, but if you have a rental property, it would be grat fo...

By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
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This is a great idea from Debbie Reynolds.  I am going to get some of these fake snakes and hopefully keep some of these little darlings from soiling up sections of my backyard.  Use a Fake Snake and Get Results Spring is here and birds are nesting. Birds like high places up and out of sight plac...

By Jim Gilbert, The Gold Homes Team
(Keller Williams Fairfax Gateway)
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Top 5 Home Design Trends of 2017 The current trends are all about utilizing rich color, maximizing texture and creating comfortable interiors you can’t wait to relax in. Use these trends to get inspired to makeover your home’s interiors and create spaces you love that also appeal to your personal...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
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Interior Redesign-Staging for Staying. If you’re not ready to move to a new home but feel like it’s time to make some changes, you may want to consider Interior Redesign.  It could be that you have that one room that never has lived like you wanted it to, or maybe it’s just time to change what yo...

By James White
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Understanding a construction bid may seem intimidating, but you can learn to sift through various bids to choose the best contractor for the job. The bid is an essential part of the process.The bid is not a contract. It is a document that gives you an idea of the how the builder will do the work ...

By Christopher Pataki, Hockessin Delaware Real Estate
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
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 You can run from weather, but you cannot hide. How should you prepare for Mother Nature's wear and tear on your home? Start with these tips:  1. Trim your trees. Dead branches can break off and fall through a window or onto a parked car.2. Check your fire alarms and carbon monoxide detectors in ...

By Azmi Alkurd, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Lifestyles
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Lifestyles)
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How appropriate is it that the Pantone Color for 2017, described as symbolic of new beginnings, is Greenery? This spring can be your new beginning—a second chance to fulfill some of the New Year’s resolutions that have fallen by the wayside or an opportunity to create a fresh list of to-dos. That...

By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
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On June 6, 2017, Julie Ryan Evans published the following helpful report on Realtor.com about list of tips for a healthy home.1. Don’t ignore mold,2. Rid your home of radon,3. Catch carbon monoxide,4. Butt out,5. Don't clean your home sick,Perhaps, there are more list of tips for a healthy home a...

By Eric J, Flannel Guy DIY
(Eric J - Dream Home Financing)
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Good morning everyone....Repairing a leaking sink trap is something that every homeowner needs to learn how to do. This video will take you through it AND will feature a more sturdy half inch PVC sink trap which is an upgrade to the standard thinner plastic ones that are typically installed. The ...

By Ideal Homes, Home building and design in the OKC metro area
(Ideal Homes)
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With changes happening so often, it’s important to be flexible and aware of the growing array of choices. Standards are no longer hard and fast.Find the Right FitStandard kitchen counter heights, for example, have long been defined as 36 inches while bathroom counter heights have sat at 32 inches...

By Turner Brasher, Agent serving Northeast Louisiana
(Brasher Group LLC.)
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First time home owners are drawn to do-it-yourself projects. The cost effectiveness is often an attractive feature when purchasing your first home! Plus, you get to fix it up your own way in your own time. But renovating a home can be tricky. One example we see frequently when showing a house is ...

By Duane West
(3R's Construction Management LLC)
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Forgotten Hiding Places for DUST BUNNIESAhhhh…dust bunnies! Don’t you just love them?!The ones we can see floating across the bare floor are bad enough, but what about the ones that are hiding? You know; the fuzzy little creatures that lurk in the corners, under appliances, and in mechanical unit...

By Paul Antonelli, Broker Owner; NextHome Antonelli Realty
(NextHome Antonelli Realty)
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With the summer activities upon us, we are ready to celebrate with BBQs, picnics, and pool side fun. So who has time to spend hours pruning, weeding, planting, and maintaining a yard? Well, you do. With these simple ideas from Houselogic.com, you can have a beautiful yard with less time and effor...

By Diana White-Pettis, GRI, CDPE, CNE, Upper Marlboro Homes for Sale
(Exit Bennett Realty )
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Tips to Keep Your Air Conditioner Running SmoothlySummer will be here before we know it. Make sure you and your home stay cool all summer long:Tip 1: Check your system in advance. About a month before the weather heats up, turn on your air conditioning and let it run for 30 minutes to see if it i...

By James Murr, www.cortiersrealestate.com
(Cortiers Real Estate)
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When it comes to remodeling a kitchen, there are many different factors involved. From backsplash to countertops to appliances, every little decision makes a difference. So instead of just going blindly into a project so huge, why not have a common theme upon which you can base all of these small...

By Charles Stallions, 800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
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