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 Eric J, Flannel Guy DIY
(Eric J - Dream Home Financing)
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Sliding glass door repair is another problem that faces most homeowners and is something they can absolutely do themselves. It is a great DIY project. Over time, the door stops sliding easily. It gets sticky. Usually the problem is dirt that builds up in the wheels, the tracks and where the door ...
How to Find the Best Electric Generator for Home UseIf you are in the market for a generator, you will want one that is both affordable and meets your needs. When choosing the best generator for home use, it is important to consider how much power it can generate, how big it needs to be and which...

By Supreme Air Duct Svc, Serving ALL of So CA! Air Duct Cleaning Experts
(Supreme Air Duct Services 888-784-0746)
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 951-220-8608 Residential Insulation Service for ALL of Riverside County Open 7 Days A+ Rated BBB Accredited Business AAA Rated Business Consumer Alliance Does your home have trouble retaining heat or cool air? Have you checked your attics insulation condition? Proper Insulation reduces energy bi...

By Amy Mullen, Realtor, CPA, CDPE, MBA
(RE/MAX Professional Associates)
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By: Jamie WiebeThese DIY home painting tips will make your friends say, “You cheated!” A DIY painting job doesn’t have to equal crooked lines, besmirched floors, and ceramic sinks speckled with robin’s egg blue.Use these simple painting tips and tricks from the pros to make the process faster and...

By Brian Burke, Broker & Advising Expert-Denver Luxury Real Estate
(Kenna Real Estate)
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To refresh and sanitize your countertops, spray the solution...

By Lauren Williams, Professional Organizer: Puget Sound homes
(Casual Uncluttering LLC)
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This author, a godmother of the profession, is funny and inspires intensely creative "out-of-the-box" organizing solutions which give people permission to organize on their own terms. This was one of the first three books I ever read as I was starting out in my career, and is still one of my favo...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Pepco covers the cost of home energy audits in Maryland   Earth Day is a good time to think about the ways we can save on energy costs in our homes. Real estate professionals are advising their home owner clients to have energy audits performed by by certified professionals. With the end of a sev...

By Eric J, Flannel Guy DIY
(Eric J - Dream Home Financing)
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Every homeowner at some point will need to repair or replace a window screen or sliding door screen. Window sceen repair is something that is easy and inexpensive and in my opinion is a repair that homeowners should tackle themselves.        Chances are if you are selling or buying a home, you wi...

By Nick and Cindy Davis, CRS,CLHMS,ABR,GRI,CIAS,ALHS,e-PRO,CDPE,SFR
(RE/MAX Premier Group)
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According to The New York Times, a garage is the “final frontier in home remodeling,” and 2017 could be the forecasted year that homeowners will undertake the job of de-cluttering this room to create a more functional, accessible and livable space. See them here Approaches to Upgrade Your Garage Now

By The Temple Team, Specializing in Charlotte/ Lake Norman Real Estate
(THE TEMPLE TEAM)
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Here are a few GREAT IDEAS for getting and staying organized even in smaller spaces. Just because space and money are limited, it doesn't mean that your "LOOK" has to be!  Give these a try!Are you looking for a new home?  The Temple Team can help you find the home of your dreams! Give us a call a...

By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Broker
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
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Santa Clara County ~ Silicon Valley Homeowners ~ If you are looking to increase the value of your home without spending a fortune you will find plenty to see and do at the South Bay Home & Garden Show, taking place at the Santa Clara Convention Center.   Saturday ~ September 6, 2008 from 11:00am ...

By Granite Heroes, Marble, Granite & Terrazzo Restoration
(Granite Heroes)
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Granite Heroes has  begun to do more and more commercial work lately. One of the ways that we like to show our work to clients is to do a small "Demo" area to show them what the results would be. We tape of the area we are going to be working on so you can see the finished result right next to th...

By Brian Burke, Broker & Advising Expert-Denver Luxury Real Estate
(Kenna Real Estate)
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How to Clean Granite Countertops?...www.KennaRealEstate.com

By Michael McGuffie, Custom Home Building, Additions & Remodeling
(Regal Classic Homes)
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www.regalclassichomes.com  Why A Mini Split Is A Great Way To Air Condition A Room That Needs More A/C  So you are thinking about adding a small addition to your home or there is a room that is just always too hot, perhaps a mini split is the answer to your air conditioning needs? In the past, th...

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 Jeffrey Masich, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Sell or Buy
(HomeSmart in Scottsdale, Arizona)
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Can't decide what to 'fix up' on your home next? Ask a Third Grader if you need help. See how this compares to what "Buyers Want", and will these home improvements be beneficial when it comes time to sell.Third graders have their own ideas of what to look for in a home....do they mesh with your n...

By Brian Burke, Broker & Advising Expert-Denver Luxury Real Estate
(Kenna Real Estate)
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www.KennaRealEstate.com - 8 Things Every Buyer Should Know About Home Inspections, Choosing Your Inspector, Buyers Are Responsible for Inspections, The Inspector Must Be Certified, You Can Attend Inspections, Request An Inspection Report, Repairs After Inspections Are Negotiable, You Can Walk Awa...

By Shar Sitter, Home Staging and Redesign Minneapolis/ St. Paul, M
(Rooms With Style)
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It seems as though it is either a love or hate response when I ask that question to my design clients.The #1 reason people tend to not like them is "My mess will be out in the open for everyone to see." Or...."I will have to keep them neat all the time and that will be too much work."I get that, ...
We are all familiar with spring cleaning, a time to tidy up and revitalize your home’s interior. But homeowners have an extra responsibility when it comes to home maintenance. By following a few simple steps this spring, you can help preserve your investment whether you are planning to sell soon ...

By Mike & Jennifer Rigley, Expert Real Estate Services
(Real Estate Specialist -Rigley Realty Group)
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Mike and Jennifer Rigley (buyers) 916.378.4671 / (sellers) 916-660-5823 Info@RigleyRG.com What’s My Elk Grove Home Worth? Please call us to discuss your potential Home Value in Elk Grove, CA 916-660-5823. Click here to use our FREE Online Home Value Estimator. Call for a FREE consultation  There ...