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 Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
(www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310)
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Five Helpful Home Maintenance Tips for the Season (Winter 2018)Now that winter is here and the weather has begun to cool, we are soon to spend the better part of our days & nights inside our homes. Preparing your Charlotte home for winter will save you time and more maintenance come springtime.  ...

By Charles Fugate, Real estate agent in Autaugaville, AL
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Hiring a ZIMgroup LTD metal roofing contractor allows you to install a new metal roofon your home at an affordable price. But what does that really mean? Why should you install a metal roof Toronto instead of one of the many alternative roofing materials out there? The answer boils down to the fa...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce
(EXP Realty 414-525-0563)
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Tiz the season when entertainment is more frequent and there is the chance that "accidents happen." Your tablecloth may meet with some red wine that is spilled...not to worry...here is the remedy !     Blot do not rub the spill...removing excess wine with a clean white cloth Slide a bowl under t...

By Charles Fugate, Real estate agent in Autaugaville, AL
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How do you keep your business secure and safe, no matter the season or the situation outside? Through the use of rolling steel doors, of course! Barmac Garage Doors Manufacturing offers many great options for rolling steel doors that can help your business. Whether you want something that makes y...

By Granite Heroes, Marble, Granite & Terrazzo Restoration
(Granite Heroes)
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Chicago Stone Restoration Experts!Chicago weather impacts the care and maintenance of all natural stones. The Restoration of natural stone is the process to bring it back to its original state. It may also involve the altering of the stones surface to match a desired finish. In some cases, an own...

By Granite Heroes, Marble, Granite & Terrazzo Restoration
(Granite Heroes)
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Marble is mined and quarried from the mountains.Marble is a metamorphic stone found in the mountains of North America, South America, Asia, and, Europe. Italy is the most famous region form the mining and distribution of marble. Marble doesn't come from the corn fields of Chicago.  Massive amount...

By Granite Heroes, Marble, Granite & Terrazzo Restoration
(Granite Heroes)
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Marble Floor Honing & Polishing - Burr Ridge, IL 60527Maintaining bathrooms is hard enough, but when you have Cremma marble in your floor it can be really difficult. Depending on what cleaners you do or don't use you can damage the floor without even knowing it. This is marble floor restoration ...

By David Jackson, MBA, Financial lending analyst
(Olympus Labs)
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When someone pulls up to the front of your house, what sort of impression does it give them? Does your house seem warm, inviting, and safe, or cold, rundown, and neglected? If your home falls into the latter category, you can change it around pretty quickly.Why Curb Appeal MattersCurb appeal is s...

By Joe Resendiz, Jr. Research Analyst
(ValuePenguin)
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Everyone need some extra cash once in a while, whether it's for an emergency expense or an investment opportunity. In these situations, a credit card might not cut it, due to their high interest rates and limited credit lines. When you need some cash to cover a major short term expense, what's a ...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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Are You Making These Costly Mistakes on Your Winnetka Home? We live in a harsh climate in Winnetka and the North Shore with extremes that can send heating or cooling bills off the charts. I love seeing the low gas bill in the summer (no heater on!) but conversely see the money going toward a high...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce
(EXP Realty 414-525-0563)
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    Lots of discussion these days about energy conservation....ways to reduce heating bills...Thermal imaging for determining heat loss...as well there should be...we just have this one planet at least until there are reservations available for the Moon, Mars, etc. on a regular basis.   In our "f...

By Samuel John, We give you daily about real estate market.
(Daily Real Estate Update)
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If you require some plumbing job done around your home, then it's essential to find a person that can do the work properly, whether it's simply a dripping tap or a full blown bathroom installation. Listed below we consider some of the standards you should make use of when selecting which local pl...

By Samuel John, We give you daily about real estate market.
(Daily Real Estate Update)
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When it involves remodeling your house, the majority of people often tend to overlook the roof of their houses. Nevertheless, it is incredibly crucial to bear in mind that the roof is possibly the most important component of your house supplying you with sanctuary and also security against the ou...

By Samuel John, We give you daily about real estate market.
(Daily Real Estate Update)
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Finding a suitable commercial property for your own company involves many questions. I started my search a year ago, and by a stroke of luck I found it pretty quickly. However, together we had compiled a list of the key points that our new office had to meet. I will publish this list today, so yo...

By Samuel John, We give you daily about real estate market.
(Daily Real Estate Update)
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So you desire to buy a garage door and also be a specialist your very first time out. Here are a few ideas to help the process of locating the ideal door for your home.Some people break the process of trying to find a garage door right into very easy regards to looking for something to load a lar...

By Tommy Wyher, I am an freelance writer and professional marketer
(Husky Marketing)
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Concrete is an incredibly versatile material that’s also very durable. So, if you’re evaluating different types of flooring for an industrial building or even a home, polished concrete is well worth considering.1. It Is a Dust-Proof Option for FlooringSome kinds of hard flooring, such as wood and...

By Sharon Kolb, Broker - Atlanta Decatur Homes
(Atlanta Decatur Homes)
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Holidays are festive times filled with activities that include shopping, planning, attending holiday events, cooking, and being together with our families. While we are preoccupied with accomplishing these pleasant chores, unsavory characters may be targeting our package deliveries, or stealing f...

By Katerina Gasset, Get It Done For Me Virtual Services
(Get It Done For Me Virtual Services )
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Running an online marketing agency (GIDFM) means I work from home most of the time. The first few months seem so easy. You're still so pumped up about your new venture that you can work in just about any condtion, whether it's in your kitchen or even in your bedroom! But as time passes by, and as...

By Samuel John, We give you daily about real estate market.
(Daily Real Estate Update)
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 “Winter is here. Again.” Probably everyone in Denver and its suburbs makes that comment as soon as the temperature falls precipitately or the first snow flies. Depending on whether or not you love to ski or participate in other winter sports, you may make that comment in a tone of anticipation o...

By Kim Anderson, We'll buy your house fast & give you cash for it.
(Kims Properties)
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Not only will a garage door that’s properly shut help protect your home from anything beyond your driveway, but a well sealed garage is also more energy efficient. By design, garage doors are easy to adjust, so you can try adjusting the garage door height yourself in 15 mins or so to save on elec...