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.


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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 John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
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On June 02, 2017, Matt Christensen published the following helpful report on Realtor.com about important questions home buyers ask to sellers before moving to the house.1. Are there any special quirks about the house?2. Have you had any past problems with the house that you've fixed?3. Where are ...

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 Gary Frimann, REALTOR and Broker
(Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates)
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If you have a Lumberjack for a client, this may be the perfect home for them.  Yes, it needs a little work, but I think they will fall in love with it.  It may need a new roof, however.  Included in the price is a couple of years worth of free firewood!

By Gary Frimann, REALTOR and Broker
(Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates)
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There is a comp-any out there where you can make floorplans from a picture of your iPhone.  I have not tried it yet, but I was wondering if anyone else has.  You can get it in the app store. Here is their website:  Sensopia There appears to be numerous payment plans, which look quite reasonable. ...

By Amy Mullen, Realtor, CPA, CDPE, MBA
(RE/MAX Professional Associates)
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By: Amy Howell HirtThree young entrepreneurs give tips on staying organized and calm while living hectic lives. Life is crazy. Cah-ray-zee. And while you wouldn’t have it any other way from 9 to 5 (OK, more like 8 to 7), the insanity should stop at your front door.That’s why you bought your home,...

By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
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On June 01, 2017, Holly Amaya published the following helpful report on Realtor.com about home maintenance tasks to take care of during month of June.1. Check your AC,2. Stop mold before it starts,3. Prime your pool,4. Eradicate pests,5. Service your sprinklers,6. Keep your fridge frosty,7. Pimp ...

By Duane West
(3R's Construction Management LLC)
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The Discovery of Radon in HomesDid you ever wonder why we ever started doing radon testing and radon mitigation in homes? Did someone just get up in the morning and think to themselves, "I think I'll check my house for radon today." No ...that would be silly! But, it's actually a very interesting...

By chuck magee, Mississippilandsource
(https://mississippi-landsource.com)
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Do you have a skylight or roof window and is it more than five years old? If you have a skylight or roof window more than five years old odds are you have a problem or you are going to have one soon. Benefits of New Skylights and Roof Windows If you have a re-roof project in your future and you h...

By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
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 Give Your Chairs A Fresh Look - Cover The Seats With New FabricHave your dining chairs seen better days?   My chairs had a light colored fabric on the seats that had become stained and the stained seats were driving me crazy.  This weekend I went through my fabric inventory and found a piece of ...

By Erika Rogers, St George Utah Real Estate & local info.
(Red Rock Real Estate)
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St George New Homeowner’s Guide Yay for you, homeowner! There is nothing more exciting than the freedom of owning your very own home where you can do as you please. You can paint the walls, make changes and upgrades. All in all, it is a very exciting home. Much like when you move into any new pla...

By Gary Leogrande
(Keller Williams NY Realty)
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by Peggy Shea ~ Leogrande Team We have taken the first step of our kitchen renovation project; Demolition. I had no idea what demo meant until I felt the entire house shaking as the walls came down. It really makes you appreciate the construction of a house when you see the bare bones.  Our house...

By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Broker
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
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California Home, Garden & Gourmet ShowIf it's time for change in your living environment then you definitely want to attend the California Home, Garden & Gourmet Show this weekend. It's happening at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds located at 344 Tully Road, San Jose, CA 95111The California Hom...

By The Temple Team, Specializing in Charlotte/ Lake Norman Real Estate
(THE TEMPLE TEAM)
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General guidelines for keeping your home cool and efficient: Have a qualified HVAC professional inspect your home’s ducts and cooling equipment. Clean or replace your AC filters every month.Clean chimney and check to see if your fireplace is working properly.Clean out rain gutters and storm drain...

By Amy Mullen, Realtor, CPA, CDPE, MBA
(RE/MAX Professional Associates)
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By: Teresa MearsFind out how much windows cost — and whether you really need to spend the dollars. You knew your windows weren’t in the best shape when you bought your home, but now they’re really starting to get to you. They’re making your home look — and feel — well, dumpy.Not only that, you fe...

By Rei Mesa
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty)
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If you are a Fort Myers homeowner who is looking to redo your bedroom, I have some good news. The best part of a bedroom is that they can be remodeled quite easily. It doesn’t require much time or money to redo its style or color patterns. In fact, you can simply change the color of your comforte...

By Charles Stallions, 800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
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Home Remodeling - with a little help from my friends we will tackle this challenge this week. Don't forget our Saturday seminars where the 4th Saturday of the month The Smooth Move Experts show you the simple ins and outs of remodeling and home maintenance out check out www.charlesstallions.com f...

By Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(DFW FINE PROPERTIES)
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Musings by Patricia Feager  After a wet and windy spring, this is the result of my annual manual labor in my Flower Mound garden. I enjoy planting and adding something new every year. The flowers in the top left was a complete surprise! When I planted it into the earth, there were no buds or flow...

By Janet Cox, CRS-GRI-SFR-Realtor-Broker
(Janet Cox and Company/RE/MAX Lifestyle)
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Did you plant some spring bulbs last fall? If so, you may already be enjoying the fruits of your labor. If not, you will as soon as the weather warms up a little more.Here are some additional flower varieties that can bring cheer to your breezy spring days. Pansy. Cool weather is what this colorf...

By John DL Arendsen, TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments Coastal Living
(TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments, ON THE LEVEL General Contractor, Crest Homes Factory Built Housing Developer)
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What Are Your Thoughts On The "Tiny House" Movement As A Homeowner?  As a Manufactured Housing Specialist, general contractor and real estate broker and developer I look at the Tiny House movement as a positive step in housing overall in specific segments i.e. Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU's) aka...

By Eric J, Flannel Guy DIY
(Eric J - Dream Home Financing)
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How many of you wished that there was a video showing you how to remove rust stains when you first bought your home? Removing rust stains or rust from tools and stainless steel is something that every homeowner needs to do at some point.In this video I am going to show you how I do it using a pro...