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 James Murr, www.cortiersrealestate.com
(Cortiers Real Estate)
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The winter season is a time where you and your family can cozy up in your home and enjoy the indoor warmth of the season. Keep winter a pleasant time in your home — take care of any fixtures or systems within your house that could be damaged in the cold weather. Keep your home well maintained thr...

By Mike Young, FHA 203k Consultant 707-812-7668
(203kOnLine.com, covering California & most other states)
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Can I do some of the work on my construction project to save money?A question we get asked all the time. A borrower wants to see if it possible to gain some "Sweat Equity" so they want to do the painting, or they are a sheet metal specialist and want to do the heating and AC work to save money. T...

By Tammie White, Franklin Homes Realty LLC, Franklin TN
((615) 495-0752 or www.FranklinHomesRealty.com)
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  If you are looking for a Franklin TN home for sale with hardwoods, you will find the information below of real value. Everyone wants to know what the latest trends in hardwood floors are. This information will come in handy for Franklin TN home sellers and buyers. The following re-blog is being...

By Granite Heroes, Marble, Granite & Terrazzo Restoration
(Granite Heroes)
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Hello Granite Heroes fans. Today I want to talk about Marble flooring for residential and commercial services. I would say 90% of the time we speak to someone over the phone they tell us the stone they have is Granite or Marble. Most of the time when we come to your home or place of business it i...

By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
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Spring is just around the corner...at least I hope it is.  (Yes, this white fluff will melt away fast!)  And, that means it's time to start planning for a happy and healthy lawn.   Lately, I've become much more versed on this subject, after meeting Joe Arruzza, the owner of Lawn Solutions.  Joe k...

By Erika Rogers, St George Utah Real Estate & local info.
(Re/Max First Realty)
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Indoor Plants that will Improve Your Mood Every DayInside your home can get stuffy and drab at times. Indoor plants are a great way to keep the air clean, and are proven to lift your mood and make you feel happier. Who doesn’t need some of that around every day? In addition to the health benefits...

By Kevin McKenzie, Helping Realtors with Expert Content
(Spectrum Communications)
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We’re meant to look through our windows, but not overlook them — especially when it comes to the immediate functional benefits that different types of replacement windows offer the homes they’re installed in. All replacement windows help homeowners modernize their homes, prevent drafts and air le...

By Brian Burke, Broker & Advising Expert-Denver Luxury Real Estate
(Kenna Real Estate)
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How to Choose the Right Colors for Your Rooms?... www.KennaRealEstate.com 

By Brian Burke, Broker & Advising Expert-Denver Luxury Real Estate
(Kenna Real Estate)
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 Try Samples First,Do the Math.Embrace Color,Primer Is Key,Rollers Save Time,Use an Extension Pole,Combine Gallons For Uniformity,Use cotton drop cloths rather than plastic,Clean dirty surfaces so the paint can form a strong bond,Paint the trim first, then the ceiling and walls. 

By Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!
(Lisa Von Domek & Associates LLC Team)
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 At PKI, we specialize in building premium quality office and residential furnishings, cabinetry and millworks that meet unique design needs. Whether you need an eye-catching reception desk, a distinctive board-room table or custom cabinetry to match existing office furniture, PKI has the skills,...

By Lauren Williams, Professional Organizer: Puget Sound homes
(Casual Uncluttering LLC)
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"Clutter's Last Stand", Don Aslett's golden oldie. I'd promised myself I'd post one book review a week in honor of studying to become a Certified Professional Organizer (think M.A. for Organizing). Uuuuummmm. Once a month OK with everybody??? Don Aslett, a cleaning expert who built a housekeeping...

By April Stephens, Broker/Realtor - Johnston & Wake County
(RE/MAX One Realty)
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  It's not always easy to decide between remodeling or moving. We know that with so many pros and cons it can be difficult to navigate! Here are four factors that you should consider when making your decision. Cost of Remodeling vs. Cost of MovingCost is always the number one concern of those on ...

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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I must confess that I really didn't have a clue as to the advantages/disadvantages of breakers vs. fuses in homes.  So, this post from Robin Wells was a real education for me.  I hope it will be for you as well:  When you selling or buying a home does the fact the home contains a circuit breaker ...

By Chris Brown- Florida Home Loan Specialist | Certified Mortgage Planner, Chris Brown 407.367.2974
(Chris Brown | Certified Mortgage Planners)
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Whether you’re planning to sell or not, if you can afford to upgrade your home it’s almost always worth it. But the question is: which renovations add value to your life, as well as your house? Let’s explore how adding an in-ground pool to your backyard can boost your home’s value. Continue here:...

By Robin Wells, Inspected Once, Inspected Right.
(Wells Home Inspection Services)
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My wife and I purchased a home last fall, a home that is around 120 years old.  It was in good shape, but still needed some work.  One of the high priority items on my list was the roof replacement, which I had done within the first week of moving.Due to the various roof types on the house, there...

By Eugene Kanciar, Our Experience, Your Peace-of-Mind
(EKAN Home Inspection)
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Yesterday I received a call from a client for whom I did a Langdale home inspection last year. As I recall the house was maintanined in pristine condition by the original owner. My client, the buyer, was renting the property and now had a problem. Apparently the tenant was complaining about the c...

By Mark and Laura Anderson, Common Name - Uncommon Service
(Keller Williams Premier Realty)
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8 Smart Home Technology Trends that Can Save You Money The ‘smart home’ is the new ‘internet of things’, or objects that can serve you better by communicating with each other or directly with you through apps on your smart phone. In the ideal version of the wired future, all of our appliances and...

By Svetlana Marinkovic, SecurityNational Mortgage Company
(SecurityNational Mortgage Company)
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Getting their loans closed in record time makes you the hero! We take pride in closing loans where other institutions fall short. Call today. Cell 602-326-4983 svetlanam@snmc.comFor more information visit: SecurityNational Mortgage Company

By Svetlana Marinkovic, SecurityNational Mortgage Company
(SecurityNational Mortgage Company)
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They say that music speaks to the soul. Let us help you find a career that you connect with on a deeper level. Call today: Cell 602-421-4300 Cappy.Capozzoli@snmc.comFor more information visit: SecurityNational Mortgage Company

By Robin Wells, Inspected Once, Inspected Right.
(Wells Home Inspection Services)
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When you selling or buying a home does the fact the home contains a circuit breaker or fuse panel ever come up, do you think about it, and should you?When in a home with a fuse panel, often times it may be stated that it will need to be replaced.  Is that an accurate statement?Well, the insurance...