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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No matter how big your home is, it can always be a little big bigger. Whether you are a parent trying to find extra space to put your kids items, or you want to start a home business or build a home media center, you can probably use an extra space. A costly means of getting more space is to buy ...

By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
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Spring Forward with a Time Change this Weekend – March 10, 2013   When we set our clocks forward one hour at 2:00 a.m. on March 10, 2013 it is also a good time to do the following: Replace the batteries in household smoke and carbon detectors  Check household fire extinguishers  Plan at least two...

By Gary Frimann, REALTOR and Broker
(Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates)
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This just could not wait until Halloween...This is not for April Fools, but one of my agents sent it to me, so I thought I'd be kind and share.I just hope the people found out about it BEFORE they bought the house, and I'll warn ya, it is pretty creepy.  http://www.videofantastica.com/view_video/...

By Brad Miller
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As more and more people move to urban areas where space is at a premium, living in homes with small (or at least smaller) bathrooms is a reality even for those who can afford luxury. Thankfully, there are many tips and tricks that you can use to style a small bathroom so that it will fit more fea...

By Joanna Cohlan, Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes
(Fresh Eyes For Your Home)
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I have been working for almost a year and a half with a lovely young couple from Chappaqua.  While I have not yet taken photos of the house as it is not completely finished (furniture ordered but not delivered), I was incredibly surprised and delighted to find the following testimonial (and I hav...

By Erika Rogers, St George Utah Real Estate & local info.
(Re/Max First Realty)
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DIY Your MudroomHow is your mudroom measuring up? Is it always a cluttered pile of jackets and shoes? Living in beautiful Southern Utah, we have the luxury of being active and staying busy outside which creates quite a mess for the entry way. Here are some do-it-yourself tips to help organize tha...

By Jenifer Lower, Your Dream. Our Passion.
(Bozeman Montana Real Estate .net)
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We know what you're thinking.  'Home Warranty?  What a racket!'There are, indeed, thousands of consumer complaints filed against home warranty providers each year.  However, the concept of a home warranty as a whole, is a great one!  It's not necessary for every homeowner, but for those who don't...

By Svetlana Marinkovic, SecurityNational Mortgage Company
(SecurityNational Mortgage Company)
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By Joe Lattanzio
(Russell Real Estate Services)
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How to Match up New Kitchen Cabinets With the Rest of Your DecorRenovating your old cabinets can be one of the best ways to instantly improve the look of your kitchen, but it can be confusing for the layman to go about making this renovation. With all of the options for cabinetry and the need to ...

By Chris Brown- Florida Home Loan Specialist | Certified Mortgage Planner, Chris Brown 407.367.2974
(Chris Brown | Certified Mortgage Planners)
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Renovating your old cabinets can be one of the best ways to instantly improve the look of your kitchen, but it can be confusing for the layman to go about making this renovation. With all of the options for cabinetry and the need to match your design aesthetic, it can seem quite easy to make a mi...

By Brian Burke, Broker & Advising Expert-Denver Luxury Real Estate
(Kenna Real Estate)
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 Summer Home Maintenance Tips | KennaRealEstate | - 303-710-2609Check your home's smoke and carbon monoxide detectors,Inspect Air-Conditioners,Install an outdoor clothesline to dry your laundry,Polish your porch,Check your hoses and exterior faucets for leaks,Remove dead foliage from spring bulbs.

By Brian Burke, Broker & Advising Expert-Denver Luxury Real Estate
(Kenna Real Estate)
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To help prevent power outages..... www.KennaRealEstate.com

By Christopher Pataki, Hockessin Delaware Real Estate
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
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 Not long ago, it seemed silly to think you could walk into your home and speak your lights on, turn up your air conditioning with a single command, or order pizza just by wishing it out loud.Today, those distant dreams have moved into reality with smart home hubs loaded with voice-activated, art...

By Sandi Reed, Lee's Summit #1 Real Estate Expert
(Chartwell Realty, LLC)
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How can preventing icicles save me money you ask?  Well, you know those picturesque scenes with icicles hanging from the roof? They may look pretty – but they can cost you hundreds of dollars if they are on YOUR HOME.Icicles are a clear sign that you’ve got an ice dam, which is exactly what it so...

By Nick and Cindy Davis, CRS,CLHMS,ABR,GRI,CIAS,ALHS,e-PRO,CDPE,SFR
(RE/MAX Premier Group)
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Generally speaking, bathrooms are small spaces - but that doesn’t mean you can’t take full advantage of their size with smart decorating! The truth is, even in the tiniest powder room, there are things you can do to increase a bathroom’s feel. From thinking carefully about color to finding furnit...

By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 13
Spring Home and Landscape Show in San JoseThe Spring Home and Landscape Show is taking place at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center located at 150 West San Carlos Street, San Jose, CA 95110  Saturday, March 9, 10:00am - 8:00pm Sunday, March 10, 10:00am - 6:00pm Admission is Free Attending the ...

By Brian Burke, Broker & Advising Expert-Denver Luxury Real Estate
(Kenna Real Estate)
Comments 1
A home gardener.... A home gardener.... www.KennaRealEstate.com

By Jennifer Mackay, Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582
(Keller Williams Success Realty)
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One of the things my family is working on for the new year is less waste. Mostly we're focusing on less food waste, but also more efficient travel routes, paper usage and electricity.In this post, I'll focus more on some of the food discoveries we've made and are focusing on for the coming year(s...

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 must read for anyone considering doing a home remodeling or updating project.  It's pretty easy to get in over your head and to spend way to much without any hope of a return:  Before tackling any remodeling, take time to consider the expertise you will need. Do your homework and use th...

By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl - Westchester NY
(The Flooring Girl)
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It's time to reflect on my top articles for 2016, so I can learn and improve for next year.  Yes, there are still another 11 days left in the year, and I'll update these numbers (as they will be a bit higher) soon. In the meantime, below are my top 5 articles for the year (measured in clicks).  N...