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 john wayne, I am wayne john A real state marketer
(hunts)
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When you decide that it is moment to have an air conditioning system installed, the next step would be deciding which brand will work for your house. There are a number of unique brand and varieties available in the Toronto market now, it's important that you do your research to get the system wh...

By john wayne, I am wayne john A real state marketer
(hunts)
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 HVAC Contractors Toronto is most likely among the most crucial services you will need to get if you would like to be comfortable while remaining inside it. Yes, it's correct that acquiring an HVAC service can allow you to get better results, but you want to make sure you're likely to utilize the...

By Tamra Lee Ulmer, FORCE~NRBA ~ Over 1000 REO Assets SOLD!
(Arizona Resource Realty)
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Do you want to have a well-designed kitchen even you only have a small space? For sure you'll like it while getting maximum efficiency and getting comfy while preparing your dishes. Here are 5 decorating tips you can try:  Use trays and baskets as container of some of your kitchen items and colle...

By Paul Antonelli, Broker Owner; NextHome Antonelli Realty
(NextHome Antonelli Realty)
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Just because we are heading out of the summer and into the fall, doesnt mean you can relax against disasters, especially in Florida. HouseLogic posted an article with different ways to disaster proof your home. So I thought I'd share them here. For their full article visit: houselogic.com/prevent...

By Joyce Marsh, Daytona Beach Florida, Presenting The Finest in Florida Coastal Living...
(Joyce Marsh Homes Team at Premier Sotheby’s International Realty)
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How To Start and Plan Your Home Decorating Projects Are you mesmerized by those beautiful photographs in home decorating magazines?Have you ever been totally smitten as you scroll through those gorgeous images of perfectly decorated rooms? Or drool with envy over those fabulous homes on Pinterest...

By Brad Miller
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Planning a luxury kitchen isn’t just about buying the most expensive marble, granite, appliances, and décor, it is about achieving a harmony of class, elegance, function, and ‘expensive’ taste. Below are our best tips on how to plan a luxury kitchen while maximising the power of your dollar.Don’t...

By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
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The sink is clogged and you have company coming for dinner! Of course.The plunger isn’t working and you definitely don’t have a drain snake (and who does?). Don’t panic, here are some DIYs to unclog your sink without a plunger or snake.What's in it for you? Working sinks Decreased pressure on you...

By Paul Peck, Licensed Drywall and Painting Contractor
(Peck Drywall and Painting serving Brevard County, Florida)
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In this Part 3 video, I'm going to show how to skim coat a wall after drywall repairs with many diy drywall tips and skim coating tricks! Once the drywall repairs were dry was time for me to skim coat the walls.In case you missed the first video where I had to repair all the black mirror glue tha...

By Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
(Fred Griffin Real Estate)
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Thinking about livening up the botanical part of your house? Gardening is a good hobby especially if you’re a nature lover. Guests are also usually impressed if one has a well-tended patio or backyard which highly adds to an overall house’s appeal. If you’re not sure where to start, go ahead and...

By Mike Sackman, Realtor, Broker ABR, CRS. All around good guy!
(HomesFinder Realty Group)
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If you have a garden, it's time to take advantage of the fall months to get it ready to weather the winter season. Here's a list of items that will help your garden thrive this winter.Give Your Lawn AttentionNow is the time to head off next spring's weeds by thickening up the lawn now. You can pr...

By Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
(Fred Griffin Real Estate)
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When we had to call for service on our refrigerator for the second time in as many weeks and were told it would cost more than $1,200 to try fix it we decided it was time to get a new one. Our first thought was ‘it’s not that old’, then realized it was 19 years old… how time flies! That got me t...

By Tamra Lee Ulmer, FORCE~NRBA ~ Over 1000 REO Assets SOLD!
(Arizona Resource Realty)
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Thinking about livening up the botanical part of your house? Gardening is a good hobby especially if you’re a nature lover. Guests are also usually impressed if one has a well-tended patio or backyard which highly adds to an overall house’s appeal. If you’re not sure where to start, go ahead and ...

By Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
(Fred Griffin Real Estate)
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If you’re looking to bring down the temperature of your house without having to invest in something as big as an air-conditioner;whole house fans can be your new best friend. As evident from their name, these fans are designed to cool your whole house, and unlike air conditioners, maintaining th...

By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
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My cute chicken house in Haiku Maui - happy chickens!My laying chickens are now happily housed in their own little chicken coop at the end of our yard where we can keep an eye on them.You might remember these hens when they were in their "chicken tractor" which was a pretty good setup until they ...

By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
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Now you see it, now you don't - hiding in plain sight.  I love how this "box" was camouflaged into the surroundings so it wouldn't have to look ugly.  Taken in Vancouver BC, which is a big city that knows how to put its best face forward.  Every season brings out beautiful colors and textures, an...

By Sharlene Hensrud, Realtor. Listener. Knowledgable. Patient.
(RE/MAX Results - HomesMSP.com)
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When we had to call for service on our refrigerator for the second time in as many weeks and were told it would cost more than $1,200 to try fix it we decided it was time to get a new one. Our first thought was ‘it’s not that old’, then realized it was 19 years old… how time flies!That got me thi...

By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
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We found our new kitchen stools!Last month I wrote about my new kitchen and how the last remaining piece in our transformation was finding new counter stools.After going to many stores and not finding what I wanted, I just happened upon two stools at a yard sale.They weren't really what I was loo...

By john wayne, I am wayne john A real state marketer
(hunts)
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If you’re looking to bring down the temperature of your house without having to invest in something as big as an air-conditioner;whole house fans can be your new best friend. As evident from their name, these fans are designed to cool your whole house, and unlike air conditioners, maintaining the...

By Lynn B. Friedman, Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers
(Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty Call/Text 404-939-2727 Buckhead - Midtown - Westside -- and more ...)
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Atlanta Buckhead Carpet Cleaning Steam Deluxe European Craftsmanship  When you see this van driving to where you live, you are in for a treat: High quality work - performed professionally - great results. Mike Morgos, the owner of Steam Deluxe, came highly recommended from Benedict Fine Rug Clean...

By . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779
( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK )
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 Asheville Real Estate Journal Artful and Beyond the Narrow I hopped over to The Sage Companion Project- http://www.whitehair365.com - the other day to see what's new and artful. Beyond the narrow, this is an effort to reach out to creative people and a certain demographic you might recognize as ...