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 Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 31
Spring Cleaning? Don’t Forget These Areas! Whether you’re in the process of selling your house, or you are part of the multitudes who view the first signs of Spring as the signal to give your home a thorough cleaning, then below is a list of areas that often get overlooked.  In many areas we woul...

By Tamra Lee Ulmer, FORCE~NRBA ~ Over 1000 REO Assets SOLD!
(Arizona Resource Realty)
Comments 1
It is not unusual for homeowners in Arizona to sit on the patio and wish for a prettier backyard or pull into the driveway and question the curb appeal of your home. Many homeowners need and prefer a low-maintenance yard, but that can lead to a lonely cactus and a couple of shrubs in a field of g...

By Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL
(Cam Realty and Property Management)
Comments 9
Whether you are a homeowner thinking about selling, in the process of selling your house or just getting ready for the summer, a deep cleaning is always a great idea, in fact, it should be done often. Trust me, it's well worth the time and effort. If you don't want to tackle this alone, there are...

By Angela Lawrence, Broker/Owner
(Noble Merit Real Estate Services)
Comments 1
Does your home have squeaky floors?There are several solutions, but we will focus on the one method that has worked best for us in several different properties.   Alternative methods and ideas have been used as well, but we will discuss those a little later.  So, let us get started by talking abo...

By Pete Cullen ~ Broker Associate, Serving The Entire Monterey Bay Area
(Bailey Properties, Inc.)
Comments 0

By Jennifer Stone, Favorite Four Letter Word: SOLD
(Big Show Realty)
Comments 0
Carpet not only provides comfort in your home, but it also adds a decorative component to your home. Although new carpet often comes with a strong chemical smell which can be quite unpleasant. This article will go into detail about how to get chemical smell out of carpet and how to ensure that yo...

By Kim Anderson, We'll buy your house fast & give you cash for it.
(Kims Properties)
Comments 0
If you don’t know what causes rust spots in pool, it can be difficult to remove rust stains from your pool surface. When you see rust, that’s often an indication that there’s some metal involved, and it can occur in a tiled, fiberglass or plaster pool. Start by knowing what could be causing it an...

By Marc Afzal, Real Estate Investment properties
(Sell Quick California, LLC)
Comments 5
Historic homes have many benefits not only for the property owners but also for the community. The preservation process involves a few steps, each of which must be handled with care and determination. Always identify what needs to be done, including cleaning, repairing, and replacing different it...

By Elisa Uribe Realtor #01427070, California Homes for Sale in the East Bay
(Golden Gate Sotheby's International)
Comments 2
Landscaped to Perfection If you are planning to sell your home, it is not only important to declutter, organize, and update the inside to make it as perfect as possible. Buyers see the front of the house first when viewing the online photos as well as during the showing. You should make a great i...

By Hilary Erickson, Pulling Curls is a family lifestyle blog
(Pulling Curls)
Comments 3
Clean floors are an important part of a clean household. Dirty floors can be hard to walk on, sticky -- and they can make the rest of your house dirtier if you don't take the proper care of them.Today I want to share four things to do to make sure you're doing regular maintenance & cleaning on yo...

By Samuel John, We give you daily about real estate market.
(Daily Real Estate Update)
Comments 0
 Home appliances have become a part every family. They have made our life a lot easier that it is practically difficult for us to consider living without these home appliances. It is as a result of this very factor that when these home appliances develop faults and also stop functioning, we get i...

By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
Comments 20
Purple Jacaranda Trees....Beautiful but Messy           The Jacaranda tree is a beautiful and decorative tree that is native to South America.                                 The tree has trumpet shaped flowers that bloom in the spring and summer.                                       The flowers...

By Maureen Megowan, Palos Verdes Real Estate Blog
(Remax Estate Properties - )
Comments 1
I recently renovated and staged a home on behalf of my client in preparation for sale with a budget of $40,000. The work included refinishing the wood floors throughout the house ( family room, kitchen, entry, hallway and 2 bedrooms), repainting the interior and exterior, new carpeting in 3 bedro...

By Steve Houck
(Real Estate Partners, LLC)
Comments 1
For those of you who have bought a new home in the past 4 or 5 years and have a building code, similar to ours in Mississippi, you have somrthing called "Arc fault preventers" in your electrical sub panel. These are little yellow buttons on the breakers that go to your bedrooms. The purpose of th...

By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
Comments 8
On March 19, 2019 Terri Williams published a very helpful report on Realtor.com about the fallowing list of mistakes to avoid during kitchen remodel.1. Not buying appliances first,2. Overspending on cabinets and appliances,3. Installing flooring before anything else,4. Failing to measure,5. Going...

By Thom Abbott, Midtown Atlanta GA Condos For Sale
(MyMidtownMojo.com |770.713.1505 | Intown Atlanta GA Condo Living)
Comments 1
When living in a condominium building....you have neighbors. GASP...just in case you didn't know! And when you need to have work done in your condo (maintenance or remodeling), does it affect your neighbors? YES!Now, modern buildings have some systems in place that make things easier, such as a h...

By Samuel John, We give you daily about real estate market.
(Daily Real Estate Update)
Comments 0
 Renovating a home can be much better than spending money on a new home as it shall help you to get the necessary changes you wish to do without having to buy a new house but to keep the old one and to give it a touch of the new look. Saves a lot of money, land paperwork and time. If you give an ...

By Samuel John, We give you daily about real estate market.
(Daily Real Estate Update)
Comments 0
When you have a pool, considering a pool enclosure is often mainly driven by the desire to keep the bugs out. However, a pool enclosure is like a gift that keeps on giving and it will maintain security and privacy for you and your loved ones. Benefits of a Pool Enclosure   It gives more shade to ...

By Samuel John, We give you daily about real estate market.
(Daily Real Estate Update)
Comments 0
Individuals who wish to obtain their electrical work done properly will need a best electrician for the called for job. There are various type of electrical experts but it is always recommended to discover the best electrician to get the work done appropriately. Below are some suggestions that m...

By Michele Cadogan-Cell 917-861-9166, Licensed Real Estate Associate Broker -
(Fillmore Real Estate 2990 Av U, Bklyn , NY 11229)
Comments 3
  Thinking of Tackling Some Home  Improvements Projects On Your Own  This Spring  - Sign Up For A  D.I.Y Home Improvement  Workshop At Home Depot  Home Depot offers a wide range of Do-It-Your Self workshops based on skill levels to help homeowners and anyone looking to learn how to perform a part...