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 Nick Marr, Promoting real estate internationally
(TRINIDIGITAL )
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 Are you planning on selling your home? Before you put your house on the market, it is a good idea to take a close look at the interior and exterior to consider what might be upgraded for a potentially higher sale price.  If you’re looking to put your home on the market among Ottawa real estate, ...

By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
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 Episode 3 - Turning This House Into A Home We invite you to join us this week for the 3rd Episode of Turning This House Into A Home presented by Elite Realty Group. So far we have revealed the house to you, completed all the demolition work, and painted the interior. This week we will be working...

By Asad Malik, I'm an real estate agent and a house builder.
(Hellgeeks)
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You would definitely need a temporary power pole to keep your equipment and tools running at your construction site. So, you must pick a reliable and trustworthy company which can cater to your needs for installation with its temporary power solutions. The more research you do the better off you’...

By John Tabbart, Finding the Most Shared Content & Key Influencers
(Investment Properties)
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Carpet can be a great way to add comfort and beauty to your house. Although maintaining it correctly is rather important. You have to keep it clean and dry all the time. Excessive exposure to water can cause growth of molds on your carpet. These molds can even leave a spot behind even after clean...

By Curtis Van Carter, Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire
(Better Homes & Gardens Wine Country Group)
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For all Calistoga properties for sale click hereMedian prices, average days on marketcurrent for sale                55,  med price $1,695,000, avg days on market 89current sale pendings       5,  med price $999,000, avg days on market 130sold in last 6 months      20,  med price $945,655, avg da...

By Joseph Doohan, I offer business strategy advice for realtors
(Joseph Doohan)
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This is going to be a tiling related blog post detailing why it is important to waterproof wet rooms, showers and bathrooms before tiling. The reason to waterproof before tilingBefore tiling a wet area, the substrate must be waterproofed or "tanked". The reason for this is to prevent mould and / ...

By Kate Steven, Best Real Estate Blog
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Security cameras create a sense of security. Now a days with the increasing risk of burglary security has become a necessity. You cannot trust locks at your house, they are now easy to break and a thief can break in quite smoothly.Security cameras are of various sizes and shapes. Some are domed s...

By Jeremy Wrenn, C.O.O., Winslow Homes
(Winslow Homes)
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CHIMNEY CORNER BOARD REPAIR IN WAKE FOREST, NC   We recently performed some closing punchlist work for a new customer through a referral from a real estate agent in Wake Forest, NC.  We did a good job, and the customer asked us to come back to repair all of his rotted trim. This house was foreclo...

By Asad Malik, I'm an real estate agent and a house builder.
(Hellgeeks)
Comments 0
There are a lot of people who wish to make tons of money on Airbnb but there are a few who actually succeed. If you also want to be an amazing host on Airbnb, you need to act wisely and consciously. Here are 8 Airbnb Host tips mentioned which can surely help you make more money if you follow them...

By Samuel John, We give you daily about real estate market.
(Daily Real Estate Update)
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The plumbing system of your home can be vulnerable to damages. After spotting damage you may try temporary fixes for those leaking gutters or pipes, but the arrangement will not last long. The role of a plumbing contractor for ensuring the proper functioning of the system is indispensable. Imagin...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 56
One More Reason for Editing All of Our “Stuff” When we moved back to my hometown of Houston, I made it a point not to move items that I no longer used, needed, or wanted.  To paraphrase the words of our latest organizing guru (Marie Kondo), if it didn’t bring me joy, it was gone.  The impact of c...

By Kate Steven, Best Real Estate Blog
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While makers these days are looking up to the potentials of small spaces, the need to design these to be absolutely appealing has been quite certain. You are most likely to approach a perfect interior designer in Pune while you settle here. While it could be tricky to maintain your small spaces, ...

By Patty Clark, Helping Families Move with Care
(Morningside Homes, LLC)
Comments 3
7/10/2019 Aside from standing water in your yard or water running out from under a sink, the first indication that you might have a water leak comes from a larger than normal water bill.  Before calling a leak specialist or a plumber, there is a simple diagnostic you can perform. Go through your ...

By NextDay Inspect, Residential Home Inspections & Radon Testing
(NextDay Inspect)
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Sticking, rubbing, cheap, nasty, impossible patio screen door! Well, the door takes a beating, and most patio screen doors are not the highest quality. But often there is a fix.Most sliding patio screen doors can be unstuck with a little maintenance. First, look at the lower track. Clean it with ...

By Asad Malik, I'm an real estate agent and a house builder.
(Hellgeeks)
Comments 0
When you decide to invest in a real estate, a condo seems to be a very smart move or strategy to start with. However, there are still a lot of factors which you should consider before buying any condo for investment. The more you keep yourself updated and informed, the more the chances are that y...

By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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 Luxury Sedona Homes and AmenitiesSub-Zero Built-in Panel Refrigeration 1988 I purchased my Sedona home in 2003.  At that time, the Sub-Zero refrigerator was 15-years-old (pictured above).  I was told that a Sub-Zero is a luxury appliance that should last around 20 years. In that same conversatio...
There are many people who don’t enjoy their backyard due to the fact it’s too small. If you’re among them, you should look at things the other way - its small size offers you the opportunity to be creative.The closed off look can easily be turned into a spacious oasis - all it takes is some smart...

By Sharlene Hensrud, Realtor. Listener. Knowledgable. Patient.
(RE/MAX Results - HomesMSP.com)
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If you are thinking about selling your home, windows can have a big impact on buyers because they are one of the most prominent features of your home and also one of the most expensive to replace. If they are well maintained they reflect that your home has been well maintained. If they are in dis...

By Samuel John, We give you daily about real estate market.
(Daily Real Estate Update)
Comments 2
Tankless water heater offers house owner lots of benefits over a conventional heater. They are power efficient, have a constant supply of hot water and also appreciate vital space savings. The tankless hot water heater is an ingenious method to conserve money on your water-heating bill. Tankless ...

By Carmela Jacobs, Ventura Co., Los Angeles Co., CA, & Global Realtor
(Carmela Realty)
Comments 0
Cuales son las 4 renovaciones principales para el mayor retorno de la inversión    Algunos aspectos destacados: Si usted está planeando poner su casa a la venta este año, aquí están los cuatro proyectos principales de mejoras para el hogar que le darán mayor rentabilidad de la inversión (RoI). L...