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 Renovation Find, Helping you find the best renovation companies.
(RenovationFind)
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The lighting in a room can really set the look and feeling for a certain space. Good lighting allows us to perform tasks or just feel more comfortable when we are sitting in a room. Bad lighting can make performing tasks difficult and can destroy the ambience of a room. Here are some tips for cho...

By Nathan Lawrence
(Lawrence & Associates - Keller Williams )
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7043 Benton Drive, Panama City, FL Just Listed Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure Our Reviews Follow This Home! View our Website Real Estate Blog Panama City Homes For Sale Search All Homes For Sale 117 Dragon Cir SOLD Similar Properties For Sale Free List of Foreclosed Homes...

By Paul Diaz, 25 Year Florida Licensed Real Estate Broker
(REALTY WORLD Atlas)
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FILLING NAIL POPS The nails that hold the drywall to the studs actually popping out through the face of the drywall are called nail pops. This occurs when either the house settles or when the wood studs dry out over time, squeezing the nail out of the wood and pushing it through the drywall.The r...

By The Temple Team, Specializing in Lake Norman/Charlotte/Charleston
(THE TEMPLE TEAM)
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Are All Home Improvements A Good Idea?For example, if you have dreamed of a huge master suite and you are considering taking 3 of your 4 bedrooms to make one amazing master suite that will ultimately turn your 4 bedroom home into a 2 bedroom home will may not be as appealing to future buyers and ...

By Granite Heroes, Marble, Granite & Terrazzo Restoration
(Granite Heroes)
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 What is the best way to clean marble countertops? Granite Hero Hints: Phoenix Marble Polishing & Maintenance Tips Don't use anything with acid or lemon juice. Shake gently to mix the soap and water. Spray the counter with the dish soap solution: Spray the countertop lightly with the warm dish so...
Decorating a small bedroom can be very challenging, but with a few key decorating tricks, you’ll be able to pull it off in style! Decorating a small bedroom isn’t about fitting all sorts of unnecessary things in it such as a reading nook, an office, or a boudoir area, it is all about keeping thin...

By Michael Binder, Real Estate Brokerage Serving Southwest Florida
(100 Pro Realty)
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In Southwest Florida, our AC units pretty much run 24/7 trying to combat the hot and humid summer days/nights. Sometimes my AC runs year round as we also have hot winter days! Although it’s best to hire a professional HVAC contractor to do an annual inspection there are preventive maintenance thi...

By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
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Typically, my #1 article for the year is my flagship hardwood flooring trend post (which I publish annually).  But, this year, I had a nice surprise...and article that surpassed all of my flooring articles.  It's about painting. My #1 article by far shows the best interior paint colors for sellin...

By Renovation Find, Helping you find the best renovation companies.
(RenovationFind)
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First impressions are critical when you’re trying to sell your home. That means your curb appeal must be competitive and a huge part of that is your landscaping. According to an article by Bob Vila, good landscape design can add up to 20% of value to your home. Here are some tips that will help y...

By Joyce Marsh, Daytona Beach Florida, Certified Luxury Specialist and Interior Designer
(Premier Sotheby's International Realty)
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Front Porch Love❤️Don't you just Love a Front Porch? We Do!! From casual to elegant. Front Porch, Side Porch, Back Porch, doesn't matter.  We American's love our porches.  In fact it is one of the most requested features in a home. Home Buyers want a porch. Plain and Simple.  I have over 1.3K fol...

By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
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Cacao trees grow on Maui - buy a home and grow cacao Who wants to grow some cacao, or chocolate trees?  You can find some properties for sale on Maui with cacao trees growing.  More and more people are planting some of these trees just for fun, and some are planning to go with commercial producti...

By Mullen Real Estate Team, Realtor, CPA, CDPE, MBA
(RE/MAX Professional Associates)
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By: Stacey Freed Are you blind to the grime in your home? Admit it: It’s easy to get a little “Judge Judy” inside someone else’s home. We notice gunk on the floor, cobwebs in the corners, and dust on the overhead fan. But guess what? Unless you’re Adrian Monk, you’ve probably got some gunky place...

By Mary Jo Quay
(Remax Results)
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Our eyes are fixated on the screen, our blood rushes, and we hold our breath. Are you ready? Are you ready to see your dump of house transformed? YES, YES, YES!!!! The buyers scream, Ohhhh, we can’t believe it!!!” We cheer with them, our hearts are pounding, and we can’t wait to see the surprises...

By Shawn and Angela Miller, Lincoln and Omaha, NE REALTORS®
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Amabassador Real Estate)
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This information is brought to you byShawn & Angela Miller, REALTORS®Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Ambassador Real Estate - Lincoln and Omaha Nebraska          Is your yard looking wild? Overgrown? Unorganized? Below are five simple, low cost tips for keeping the space looking tidy.Keep it trim...

By Shawn and Angela Miller, Lincoln and Omaha, NE REALTORS®
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Amabassador Real Estate)
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This information is brought to you by Shawn & Angela Miller, REALTORS®Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Ambassador Real Estate - Lincoln & Omaha Nebraska          Love the color red but not sure how to add this bold shade to your space? Below are a few tips.Art. Adding a bright red painting, sculpt...

By Scott Gleason, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(RE/MAX Select)
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For a successful home sale, you need to market it correctly. This includes staging your home to appeal to as many buyers as possible. One area that needs your attention the most when staging is the exterior of your home. Poor curb appeal might turn potential buyers away. If you increase your West...

By Sal Poliandro - NJ Bergen County Realtor, Short Sale Specialist - CDPE, SRES, SFR, IRES
(RE/MAX Properties)
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Roofing and siding permit rules sound dull? Think again! If you’re a New Jersey homeowner, keep reading to learn about the latest changes to state laws that could save you some hard earned cash!New rules went into effect last week making it cheaper and easier for residents to have common househol...

By Granite Heroes, Marble, Granite & Terrazzo Restoration
(Granite Heroes)
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 What do I use to polish my marble countertop?Granite Hero Hints: Chicagoland Marble Cleaning & Maintenance Tips: Wipe the marble countertop with a soft, dry cloth to remove all dirt and debris. Wet a non-abrasive microfiber towel with warm water, wring it out and wipe the marble top again. Spray...

By Shawn and Angela Miller, Lincoln and Omaha, NE REALTORS®
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Amabassador Real Estate)
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This information is brought to you byShawn & Angela Miller, REALTORS®Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Ambassador Real Estate - Lincoln and Omaha Nebraska          An outdoor living space can make your home feel larger, and can provide a fun al fresco surrounding for the temperate months. If you’re...

By Granite Heroes, Marble, Granite & Terrazzo Restoration
(Granite Heroes)
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What can you use to polish marble floors? Granite Hero Hints: Andersonville Marble Cleaning & Maintenance Tips Create your own marble polishing compound by mixing 3 tablespoons of baking soda to one quart of warm water. Keep this ratio, more baking soda can create excess haze. Dip a rag in your h...