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.


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By Kate Steven, Best Real Estate Blog
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Regular maintenance of plumbing is necessary to keep your home’s plumbing system running smoothly. Plumbing maintenance requires little time and little money and help to minimize future plumbing problems that require more time and money. Just like any other appliances in your home the plumbing sy...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
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Did you know that the Los Angeles Sanitation Agency has a 24-hour Customer Care Center?If you have broken trash bins or recycle bin, all you have to do is call the LA Sanitation Agency 24-hour Customer Care Center 1-800-773-2489 and provide your bin’s serial number which is located on the front o...

By Samuel John, We give you daily about real estate market.
(Daily Real Estate Update)
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Area rugs make offices and homes look beautiful. Hence care must be taken to ensure that they stay long under good care. Apart from beautifying homes and offices, they also prevent one from stepping on concrete floors that are ever cold. Feel comfortable when seated at your table room. Why are th...
Originally chosen for their low price and ease of install, cast iron pipes are in countless homes. In Florida alone, an estimated 2,000,000 homes use cast iron pipes in their plumbing systems. If your home was built prior to 1975, it’s likely your plumbing system consists of cast iron pipes, too....

By Summer Robertson, Your Gillette, WY Real estate Resource
(Team Properties Group, LLC)
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Thinking about painting your home?Painting can help bring up the value of your home, get rid of old unwanted smells, add personal customization, and bring an sense of newness to an older area. There can be more to painting than just slapping some paint on to a wall; and we have asked our own expe...

By Tracy Gremillion, Because Your Agent Matters.
(Tracy Gremillion Group)
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As a homeowner, one of the last things you want is for your water heater to stop working (especially on the coldest day of winter)! Click here to learn how to drain your water heater as part of routine maintenance! 

By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
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Yesterday morning my gaze fell upon the newly refinished kitchen -- before I realized I could not open the dishwasher so the contractor had to come back -- and I noticed how butt ugly the ceiling light is. Well, I knew that all along but figured I could ignore that small voice. Besides, I had sea...

By Pete Cullen ~ Broker Associate, Serving The Entire Monterey Bay Area
(Bailey Properties, Inc.)
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By Matt Lee, Real Estate Marketing
(Rise Up Local & Lead Generation Experts)
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If you have ever done work on the exterior of your home, you may have run across a portion of your home named a “soffit”. In this article, we will take a look at what soffits are and why they are integral to your home.What are Soffits?Serving several important functions for your home, soffits are...

By ReShawna Leaven, Experience. Knowledge. RESULTS.
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Winter months bring cold days and long nights. While you wait for the weather to warm up so you can get out into the garden, there are still plenty of great DIY projects to tackle, even in the winter.Here are 7 terrific ideas for the Do it Yourselfer in you. Paint Your Walls – Paint an accent wal...

By Granite Heroes, Marble, Granite & Terrazzo Restoration
(Granite Heroes)
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   Cary Stone Restoration  Date: 02-14-19  County: Mchenry  City: Cary, IL 60013  Job Details: Picture 1: BEFORENatural Stone showers come in a ranging variety in terms of size, shape, functionality and purpose. There are 2 basic types of natural stone showers. Shower built around a bathtub and ...

By Tiffany Hayden, We support real estate agent pros in the U.S.
(Top 10 Contractor)
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Just like other areas in your home, the kitchen needs to be kept clean throughout the week. Appliances, floors, and cabinet doors can get grimy and greasy easily over time, but the process of cleaning doesn’t necessarily have to take all days. There are quite a few simple kitchen cleaning hacks t...

By Granite Heroes, Marble, Granite & Terrazzo Restoration
(Granite Heroes)
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       Cicero Stone Restoration Contractors  Date: 01-22-19  County: Cook  City: Cicero, IL 60804  Job Details: Brown marble is a very common species of marble , popular and easy to repair and maintain. Brown marble should be cleaned with a neutral or alkalynic cleaning agent. Never acids or ble...

By Granite Heroes, Marble, Granite & Terrazzo Restoration
(Granite Heroes)
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   Clarendon Hills Stone Restoration Contractors  Date: 02-16-19  County: Cook  City: Clarendon Hills, IL 60514  Job Details: Counter top vanities come in every look, feel and function you can think of. This project when have creme marble bathroom vanity with a sink mounted on the exterior of th...

By Granite Heroes, Marble, Granite & Terrazzo Restoration
(Granite Heroes)
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       Carol Stream Stone Restoration Contractors  Date: 02-02-19  County: Du Page  City: Carol Stream, IL 60402  Job Details: Bathroom Floor Restoration Bathroom 1: The first picture of our clients bathroom is of oyster marble. Oyster marble looks like creme marble only its veins are grey scale...

By Granite Heroes, Marble, Granite & Terrazzo Restoration
(Granite Heroes)
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   Des Plaines Stone Restoration Contractors  Date: 02-17-19  County: Cook  City: Des Plaines, IL 60016  Job Details: Natural stone is used in a large variety of home furnishings. In this Des Plaines stone care & restoration project,we fix & remove spots from a black marble fire place. We also t...

By Mullen Real Estate Team, Broker, Realtor, CPA, MBA (MA & CT)
(RE/MAX Professional Associates)
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You flip a light switch and nothing happens. And you just changed the bulb yesterday. What gives?Do you really need to call an electrician? Maybe not. The easiest and least expensive solution could be to replace the switch altogether. Best of all, you won’t need a $90-per-hour (or more!) electric...

By Granite Heroes, Marble, Granite & Terrazzo Restoration
(Granite Heroes)
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       Carpentersville Stone Restoration Contractors  Date: 02-02-19  County: Cook  City: Carpentersville, IL 60110  Job Details: Slate flooring was very popular during 1960's-80's as a high end flooring option for home endways. The Chicagoland areas more established cities are littered with sla...

By Granite Heroes, Marble, Granite & Terrazzo Restoration
(Granite Heroes)
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       Bloomingdale Stone Restoration Contractors  Date: 02-7-19  County: Du Page  City: Bloomingdale, IL 60108  Job Details: Project 1: Fix broken Granite Coffee TableThis granite coffee table was cracked into 3  during pieces a home remodel. It was a total accident but regardless the Bloomingd...

By Granite Heroes, Marble, Granite & Terrazzo Restoration
(Granite Heroes)
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       Buffalo Grove Stone Restoration  Date: 02-05-19  County: Cook  City: Buffalo Grove, IL 60089  Job Details: Kitchen Countertop & Travertine Floor Polishing Service This was a really enjoyable project because the home was empty and we got to listen to some music while doing what we do, poli...