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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The time has come that you’ve decided to remodel your kitchen. Now what? You do not know how and where to start, many homeowners start by looking at the appliances. Other start by collecting inspiring kitchen photos – there are other who decide that they need to have more room. Others simply want...

By Patty Clark, Helping Families Move with Care
(Morningside Homes, LLC)
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 Home Inventory Generally speaking, when you need an inventory of your personal belongings, it is too late to make one.  Sure, you can reconstruct it but undoubtedly, you'll forget things and that can cost you money when filing your insurance claim. Most homeowner's policies have a certain amount...

By Joshua Kimm
(Zion Marketing)
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Home renovations can be a nightmare if not managed properly. Most people take on home renovation projects on their own. They do this to save money and also to learn a skill or two in their spare time.Some renovation projects are small and wouldn't require heavy types of equipment. However, if you...

By Bob Gorman, Architect
(Homemy)
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Electricity is a huge driver of greenhouse gas emissions. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, it accounts for a staggering 28%. Considering the state of global warming, saving energy at home should be penned into your priority list. The following tips have a mix of che...

By Jean Hedren, CRS, SRES, RSPS, Your Northwest Wisconsin Realtor
(Edina Realty, Inc.)
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Using glass cleaners on mirrors Spraying can lead to “black edge,” when liquid seeps beneath the reflective backing and stains your mirror. Instead, use a lint-free microfiber cloth dampened with warm water. Using the wrong caulk There are as many caulks as there are glues, and you wouldn’t use ...
Winter in Canada can last for another month or more. It is definitely not too late to create your dream winter bedroom at this time of the year to fully enjoy the rest of the season! Try one or all of the winter bedroom decorating tips below to create your dream winter sanctuary.Use Lighter Colou...
The new year gives you new opportunities for growth, be it in your career, personal life, or even your home! A home where you feel at home in can have a huge impact on your emotional and psychological wellbeing, aside from the obvious benefits to your daily life. We’re sharing with you some power...

By Anthony Atkins
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Different pool replaster companies say, a pool can be a great addition to your home, and it can certainly add value to the property if you decide to sell down the road. But, you have to keep a few things in mind if you’re thinking of making what’s going to be a significant investment that you’re ...

By Samuel John, We give you daily about real estate market.
(Daily Real Estate Update)
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Cleanliness affects every aspect of our physical and mental health. Lack of cleanliness in our homes can badly affect our health. All of us admire living in a tidyand clean home but the daily hassles of lives can deter us from achieving our cleanliness goals. Not taking care and not cleaning your...

By Joseph Domino 480-390-6011, Real Estate Made Easy
(HomeSmart)
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Here in Arizona, a pool is high on many peoples list when buying a new home. Although the cost of installing one is generally higher than the payback. Still, it is a great feature during our many 100' plus days. Different pool replaster companies say, a pool can be a great addition to your home, ...

By Samuel John, We give you daily about real estate market.
(Daily Real Estate Update)
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Finding a good vacuum cleaner for your home is not an easy task. This has been a huge part of our motivation when creating our website. We aim to provide you, our customers, with the largest selection of good products to choose from, without trying to smudge your eyes with the usual marketing tri...

By Samuel John, We give you daily about real estate market.
(Daily Real Estate Update)
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Some important points you should keep in your mind if you want to make a proper buying decision. Because unless enough guide you may be false leaded by your intuition, you may choose a model that is not suitable for you or it may be so costly that can be replaced by cheaper one of another models....

By jesuza alex, Real Estate Agent
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Is your washing machine not working? Well, it is one of the necessary appliances and is present in almost every home. We all have clothes, and they are washed on a regular basis. And if our washing machine goes off, we are surely in some serious trouble. If your machine is not working properly fi...

By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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Is your home decor still 2000-and-late?Time to make some bold choices! Because from this year's rose gold and floral patterns, interior design trends are shifting towards less subtle elements—think rich colors, geometric patterns and concrete accents.For those adventurous enough to try something ...

By Samuel John, We give you daily about real estate market.
(Daily Real Estate Update)
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 Freddie Mac presented us with some detailed information in the real estate sector of the country’s economy for the first month of 2019. They are as follows; * Firstly, The 5-year Treasury-indexed hybrid adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) is said to have averaged 3.98% with an average of 0.2 point, t...

By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities)
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The Results are in... Most Wildlife Prefer the Plentiful Food and Cover of a Well Managed Forest.  Leaving your forest alone is seldom the best option for either wildlife habitat or a healthy forest.  An unmanaged forest will become stagnant reducing the amount of food for wildlife and crowding ...

By Samuel John, We give you daily about real estate market.
(Daily Real Estate Update)
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 Below are some tips to think about when selecting the appropriate home builder or renovator for you: 1. Ask a person you know and trust fund for a reference. Word of mouth is extremely effective. 2. Meeting at the very least 3 previous clients in Jersey and also have a list of concerns prepared ...

By Tom Evans, Real Estate Counselor and Investor
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Metal fabrication is a complex job that is best left to the experts. Why is this so? What could be the problem? Well, the market is full of the good, the ugly and the bad—and making a choice can be daunting. Want a proof? Brandon Gaille puts the number of steel fabrication firms in the United Sta...

By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities)
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The Results are in... Most Wildlife Prefer the Plentiful Food and Cover of a Well Managed Forest.  Leaving your forest alone is seldom the best option for either wildlife habitat or a healthy forest.  An unmanaged forest will become stagnant reducing the amount of food for wildlife and crowding ...

By Tom Evans, Real Estate Counselor and Investor
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We can already see the cringed, frustrated look on your face as you try to look for cheap ways to move cross country. If it is any consolation, you are not alone. Moving houses is absurdly expensive not to mention downright frustrating. The plethora of boxes, costs involved, packing and unpacking...