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 Esperanza Butler® 818 926 5425, Homes For Sale in West Hills, Ca (818) 926-5425
(Century 21 Peak )
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Man Builds Dream Home Over A Pond So He Can Fish From A Hole In His Living Room Floorhttps://www.bestrealestateblog.com/man-builds-dream-home-over-a-pond-so-he-can-fish-from-a-hole-in-his-living-room-floor?m=lJcYbeSXIdptYwXeckAkWhen you love something as much as this home’s owner loves fishing, y...

By Doug Dawes, Your Personal Realtor®
(Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA)
Comments 3
That's a question that seems to pop up frequently. In most instances expending large sums of money preparing a home for sale will not result in the return you might expect. Below are the 4 top renovations you can do for a good return on investment.Top 4 Renovations For The Greatest Return On Inve...

By Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 9
This wins the prize for unique properties!!! Man Builds Dream Home Over A Pond So He Can Fish From A Hole In His Living Room Floor https://www.bestrealestateblog.com/man-builds-dream-home-over-a-pond-so-he-can-fish-from-a-hole-in-his-living-room-floor?m=lJcYbeSXIdptYwXeckAk When you love somethin...

By Asad Malik, I'm an real estate agent and a house builder.
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You can make any day special by decorating your dining table properly. There are different ways and tricks which you can follow to make your dining table look beautiful and attractive. The more you keep yourself updated of different unique ideas, the more adorable your dining table would appear t...

By Elisa Uribe Realtor #01427070, California Homes for Sale in the East Bay
(Golden Gate Sotheby's International)
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TURNING A BEDROOM INTO A LUX BEDROOM For most of us, our bedroom is little more than a place to sleep and relax. However, just because it has always been that way does not mean that we have to settle for drab and dreary.One trend that is gaining steam these days is converting your current bedroom...

By Kat DeLong, Realtor DRE#01235311, Lake Arrowhead Real Estate (
(LakeView Realty Enterprises, Inc)
Comments 2
We hear the sad stories all the time...toddler drowns in pool. Don't think it can't happen to you because it happens to people you never thought it would. It happens to celebrities, helicopter moms and dads and even your loving and nurturing neighbor. You can never be too safe especially with tod...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 1
We have already had several drownings in my area and that is too many!  Please read this and never take your eyes off of children when they are in or around the pool.  We hear the sad stories all the time...toddler drowns in pool. Don't think it can't happen to you because it happens to people yo...

By Jennifer Stone, Favorite Four Letter Word: SOLD
(Big Show Realty)
Comments 0
A fridge is definitely one of the most important and useful electronic appliances in your house. Though it is very essential and used daily, it needs proper maintenance regularly. But the hardest part of any refrigerator is to figure out the exact parts that you need. So, if your fridge light won...

By ReShawna Leaven, Experience. Knowledge. RESULTS.
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 2
Most people have dreamed of having a huge, relaxing bathroom where they can sink into the giant tub and unwind from the hectic day. Unfortunately, many of us are living with smaller bathrooms which feel dark and cramped. The good news isthere are tricks you can use today to make your small bathro...

By Samuel John, We give you daily about real estate market.
(Daily Real Estate Update)
Comments 0
The kitchen is the most important room in the house for any family. Every kitchen is incomplete without A Great Sink. Choosing the right kind of very essential for the visual application of the kitchen. When you select a kitchen sink must take three things to consider. You must be beautiful, must...
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By Kate Steven, Best Real Estate Blog
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Flowers will make you happy!Flowers always make people better, happier and more helpful; they are sunshine, food, and medicine to the soul. That’s why FloraQueen is here to let you send flowers to Lithuania quickly. You will find the best and finest quality flowers with a sweet fragrance. So bega...

By Reuben Saltzman, Delivering the Unbiased Truth.
(Structure Tech Home Inspections)
Comments 28
A common question I get about older homes is whether two-prong outlets can safely be changed over to three-prong outlets.  Most home buyers today don't want to be stuck with two-prong outlets throughout the house.  Two-prong outlets can always be changed to three-prong, and this can be accomplish...

By Donna Jarock, The Realtor that Delivers you Home
(MB The Brian Petrelli Team)
Comments 7
Accorging to a recent article by Monique Serbu, there are 7 Essentials Every Millenial wants in a new home.  Wallpaper is one of them.  Who knew?  I have never had a client say "OOH, I would love to wallpaper this room."  Usually the client says, ugggghh we need to take out all this wallpaper.  Y...

By Bob Haywood, BobHaywood.com
(McGraw Realtors)
Comments 75
Let me ask you a question.  Ever had a guest or family member in your house ask to borrow your cell phone charger? You know how it goes.  They say, "Hey uh, do you have a phone charger I can borrow?"  Then you go scrambling around to find the one you have behind your bed.  Or in your office.  Or ...

By Reuben Saltzman, Delivering the Unbiased Truth.
(Structure Tech Home Inspections)
Comments 35
Goodbye post hole. Goodbye post hole digger. Goodbye worker bending over the hole. Goodbye two-man auger, and the gas that goes in it. Goodbye concrete mix. Goodbye wheel barrow. Goodbye sonotube, and the rebar inside it. Goodbye frost heave, and Goodbye heaved steps. Goodbye heaved footings, and...

By Donald Urschalitz, P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County
(One World Realty Inc.)
Comments 9
A resent study by the Kitchen and Bath Association shares some tips before you start your remodeling project. I hope you find this useful.

By Supreme Air Duct Svc, Serving ALL of So CA! Air Duct Cleaning Experts
(Supreme Air Duct Services 888-784-0746)
Comments 1
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By Reuben Saltzman, Delivering the Unbiased Truth.
(Structure Tech Home Inspections)
Comments 5
One of the most common electrical defects that I find when inspecting old houses in Minneapolis and Saint Paul is ungrounded three prong outlets.  This happens when a standard three prong outlet is wired without the ground wire being connected.   Today I'll give a brief explanation of what the th...

By Lennar Corporation
Comments 10
In addition to the circuit breakers in the breaker box, your Lennar home has ground fault circuit interrupters, also known as GFCI or GFI outlets. These outlets are intended to provide extra safety in your home by working to prevent accidental electrocutions, burns, and electric shock injuries. F...