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 Kevin Shin, & Team
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
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Spring is finally here! This typically entails the start of longer days, and of course spring cleaning. But we can’t forget that maybe it is also time to give your house an updated look with a fresh coat of paint.First and foremost, it is important that you choose the right color. Keep in mind ea...

By Pat Champion, Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs
(Coldwell Banker Camelot Realty)
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Spring Home Maintenance Tips..............Spring is here it is one of my favorite times of the year with the beautiful weather. Spring is the perfect time to do a thorough spring cleaning and perform home maintenance to help maintain your home and property throughout the year.Inside Your HomeHere...

By Nick and Cindy Davis, CRS,CLHMS,ABR,GRI,CIAS,ALHS,e-PRO,CDPE,SFR
(RE/MAX Premier Group)
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With warmer weather and longer days on the horizon, now is the perfect time to get your yard in shape for summer. Save this year's top landscaping trends (based on the National Association of Landscape Professionals) in mind as you get started.  See our suggestions here Landscaping Designs for 2017

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 a...

By Eric Middleton, Professional Property Inspector
(Closer Look Property Inspections Inc.)
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As the weather gets cold outdoor animals such as squirrels are looking to make attics, chimneys,  basements and garages their home for the winter. Squirrels, rats and mice are well equipped to live outdoors, however, like humans they prefer warm, interior spaces. Our homes are ideal for protectio...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Ask your home inspector to carefully inspect the joist hangers to make sure the correct nails were used. Joist Hanger Installation Defects Just a little over a year ago, I took a class put on by one of the largest manufacturers of metal brackets, Simpson Strong-Tie.   That class was a real eye o...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional)
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I work with lots of investors that buy properties to flip and they encounter kitchens with older cabinets that are still in good condition. The problem is that the color may be not what buyers are looking for and it really dates the kitchen. By painting the cabinets, you can freshen the look and ...

By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
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There are many ways you can drastically improve and update the appearance of each room in your home without spending much money. Today, let's discuss ways to create a more appealing kitchen and bathroom.10 Inexpensive Updates For Your Kitchen and Bathroom: Remove dated wallpaper.  Today's buyers ...

By Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!
(Lisa Von Domek & Associates LLC Team)
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 Overwhelmed with “stuff” and feel like the only solution is to rent a storage building?  Learn organization basics that can be applied to any organization project, from junk drawers, to your home office, to the garage; this How-To video from Rubbermaid is full of great ideas:     Now, you are ar...

By Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Area Realtor
(RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC)
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  From one of our favorite inspectors in the Charlotte metro area, Eric Dorman with Pillar to Post, come the following 10 top tips on getting your home's outdoor maintenance done early in the spring season. Early spring is the perfect time to start your outdoor maintenance projects. Get these pro...

By Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!
(Lisa Von Domek & Associates LLC Team)
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So, you are ready to tackle painting a room (or rooms) in your home all by  yourself.  This is a DYI project that many can do while otherswill still want to call in a professional.  But with this video fromHome Depot, you can achieve great results by using the rightpreparation and techniques, som...

By Lori Webster, REALTOR Sharing Fountain Hills, Scottsdale & more
(Home Smart Premier)
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Your living room is the center of your home. It's where you gather friends and family, where you relax, and typically where you spend the most time. That's why it's so important that your living room design is a reflection of who you are and how you want your home to be viewed. And the most impor...

By Jennifer Mackay, Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582
(Keller Williams Success Realty)
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If you are a new home owner or even if you are an experienced "old timer" such as myself, there are always home items that need to be maintained and Spring is the time of year many of us home owners use tackle these chores. Here is a short list of Spring maintenance repairs you may want to undert...

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 Eugene Kanciar, Our Experience, Your Peace-of-Mind
(EKAN Home Inspection)
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Death, taxes and rodents are always with us. EKAN Home Inspections always looks for signs of rodent infestation because of the associated risks to health and building component damage. Left unattended, the damage always gets progressively worse with time and can make a grown man or gal break down...

By Brian Burke, Broker & Advising Expert-Denver Luxury Real Estate
(Kenna Real Estate)
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Check for any gaps between the window casing and wall... www.KennaRealEstate.com #Check, #gaps, #wall.

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 Sacramento Home Worth? Please call us to discuss your potential Home Value in Sacramento, CA 916-660-5823. Click here to use our FREE Online Home Value Estimator. Call for a FREE consultation  Ther...

By National Realty Centers
(National Realty Centers)
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Listings to Leads - eFlyers   Great Open Floor Plan Ranch!     JUST LISTED     View the Property Details, Photos, Map & School information here!   32871 Stefano Drive Rockwood, MI 48173   Bedrooms: 4 | Bathrooms: 2 full, 1 half | List Price: $ Get Current Price | 2516 square feet   For 24 Hour In...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional)
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Debbie's Quick Fixes How to Fix a Nail Pop. My quick fix will help you correct those sheetrock nails that work their way back out of the wall and make unsightly bulges. A previous post Debbie's Quick Fixes How to Fix Dents in Your Front Door helped provide information on correcting door dents. So...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
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Give Your Guests the Spa Treatment! One of the perks of living in South Florida means you’ll have as much company as you can handle.  Even though many family members and other guests visit us at Spring Break and during the summer, we’re never at a loss for house guests throughout the year. So, wh...