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 Tamra Lee Ulmer, FORCE~NRBA ~ Over 1000 REO Assets SOLD!
(Arizona Resource Realty)
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After the seemingly endless shopping, working and errand running, it is a relief to come home and finally rest – but when you slip into that all-too-familiar routine of screen time and snacks right up until bed, individual’s body and minds do not have a chance to recharge fully.By setting up your...

By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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Did you know that McDonald's, Nike, Coca-Cola and Intel all use Feng Shui to enhance their business success? O yes! This is nothing new, yet it's not always spoken about and brought to the public eye. I've had the pleasure of assisting various small businesses, large corporations and fortune 500 ...

By Pat Champion, Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs
(Coldwell Banker Camelot Realty)
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Six recycling tips for gardenersI love all the beautiful colors that Spring brings. It is a great time to get outdoors and enjoy the beauty and the nice weather.Mother Nature’s blossoms are a yearly reminder that gardening is the original recycling activity. Savvy gardeners have also found other ...

By Asad Malik, I'm an real estate agent and a house builder.
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Since a garden is one of the important parts of your home, it is important to keep it well-maintained. However, you would require a few skills and tricks to remove some unsuitable and damaged existing plants and trees from your garden. You must keep every important aspect and factor in your mind ...

By Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM, Associate Broker
(Harry Norman, REALTORS® )
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Thank you Tamra Lee Ulmer  After the seemingly endless shopping, working and errand running, it is a relief to come home and finally rest – but when you slip into that all-too-familiar routine of screen time and snacks right up until bed, individual’s body and minds do not have a chance to rechar...

By Brad Miller
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Spring is the perfect time to start fresh, and for homeowners, that means checking the whole home and addressing things that needs repair or maintenance. In this spring home checklist, we’ll walk you through what you need to look into starting with the big home maintenance projects to the small o...
Do you know that a well-designed kitchen is often the key deciding factor when someone is shopping for a new home? A lovely kitchen’s appeal can’t be denied, more so when the kitchen is not only beautiful but is a chef’s dream as well. This is something to keep in mind especially these days that ...
On the prowl for gardening ideas to try out? Growing a garden every year may get boring for some people, more so if they’ve been doing the same routine and planting the same plants year in and year out. If you’re looking for creative gardening ideas, this post is for you!Garden for the Native Bee...

By Asad Malik, I'm an real estate agent and a house builder.
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Since a new home construction requires a lot of your money, time and energy, you must ensure that you make the best out of them. It is important to be aware of different ways and tricks which can help you save money for the long run.Here is a guide which can provide you with some money saving tip...
Clearing clutter may be one of the most dreaded chores for most homeowners each spring. As fun as the past holidays was, things can truly pile up even for those who make sure to clean up. If you’re feeling overwhelmed and not sure where to start to get your home organized, here is a list of 10 de...
What better way to welcome spring than by connecting with nature, lightening things up, and adding hints of freshness all over your home? Here are some simple ways to welcome spring into your beautiful home!Clear Off Kitchen CountersWant to make your kitchen instantly look bigger and fresher? Cle...

By David Jackson, MBA, Financial lending analyst
(Olympus Labs)
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As beautiful as the summer can be, it may also be a season of sweltering heat. For homeowners, trying to stay cool can prove to be a significant challenge.Most homes have air conditioning these days, but constantly running your AC can leave you with a steep electric bill at the end of the month. ...

By Tiffany Hayden, We support real estate agent pros in the U.S.
(Top 10 Contractor)
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Whenever your garage door becomes noisy, the chances are there’s something wrong with it. Finding the source of the problem can be tough if you don’t know where to start. Fortunately, there are several ways to find out the source of the noise and come up with a solution. Here are some of the comm...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce
(EXP Realty 414-525-0563)
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You most probably never thought about it....the roof was replaced...a tearoff with the best dimensional shingles inclusive of a warranty and now you are set for decades to come.    It is one of the first questions that Buyers ask..."How old is the roof?Beyond that...it the first thing that trips...

By John Tabbart, Finding the Most Shared Content & Key Influencers
(Investment Properties)
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Termites are the most hated insects, but they have been around for millions of years. Summer is almost nearing and therefore, this could be the right time for termites to multiply and seek new homes, food options and the right environment for growth and multiplications. They reproduce by the thou...

By Chrissy Boltan, Service professional specializing in Real Estate
(Pro Services)
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Regular roofing inspections and maintenance have been proven to increase the lifespan of your roof. Conducting your own maintenance, in between professional inspections, has several advantages. You will end up with a better understanding of your roof, which means you’re more likely to notice when...
You're passing away to go out on the water. You wish to buy a kayak, however your budget plan is limited. You understand that you wish to paddle some lakes as well as a few rivers that aren't wild water, yet what kind of kayak do you get? How do you recognize you are obtaining a great deal on a k...

By Anthony Atkins
(CixxFive Conceptes)
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According to Accent Roofing, a well-built roof will last for decades, if not the entire lifespan of your home depending on the material used. But most roofs eventually become affected by wear and tear that comes with age. And there's that pesky weather element to take into consideration. Weather ...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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  A few weeks ago an older home came on the market in Winnetka.  It was located in an area of expensive homes but was itself just a frame home with no particular appeal - in fact I imagine it will be torn down. It was very dated inside - literally nothing had been done in years.  When I went upst...

By Kate Steven, Best Real Estate Blog
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. It's possible to find two main sorts of nail guns. Anyone which will be carrying a gun need to take a course in safety first. If you would like to do framing as well, it's important to try to find a huge gauge gun. Each gun is tested before it's qualified for shipping. If you are purchasing use...