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 Kate Steven, Best Real Estate Blog
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Your bathroom needs attention like any place in your home. It should not be overcrowded with things. Necessary things like shampoo, conditioner, shaving foam, toothbrushes should not be kept like a heap. Place them nicely in your bathroom cabinet.

By Asad Malik, I'm an real estate agent and a house builder.
(Hellgeeks)
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A lawn plays a central role in increasing the curb appeal of your home. It is important to take care of it by fulfilling its cleaning and maintenance requirements on time. You must also be aware of some specific lawn care practices and their side effects on the health of human, plants, and animal...

By Pete Cullen ~ Broker Associate, Serving The Entire Monterey Bay Area
(Bailey Properties, Inc.)
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By Tiffany Hayden, We support real estate agent pros in the U.S.
(Top 10 Contractor)
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Building a house is the dream of many. A house demands proper planning, a lot of effort, time, and a budget. If you are up to do doing something big, then you will need a flexible budget. Whether you want to build a luxurious home or something simple, you will have to follow some basic procedures...
 Nothing dates a home like an outdated fireplace.  Whether it’s a brass enclosure, outdated stone or an odd brick color, the fireplace sets the tone for the main living area of a home and the potential buyer’s overall impression of the house.  Here are some options on updating the fireplace in a ...

By John Tabbart, Finding the Most Shared Content & Key Influencers
(Investment Properties)
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You’ve been cleaning your pool or maybe recently shocked it, but you still end up with the same question: why is my pool still cloudy? A cloudy pool is unsightly, and it can cost you more in the long run. This is an issue you need to address as soon as possible. Here are a few pointers on why you...

By Karen Borden
(Legend Realty)
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Which will it be: solid hardwood flooring or engineered wood flooring? Wood flooring manufacturers once styled engineered wood flooring as a reasonable, but not entirely adequate or worthy, substitute for 100-percent solid wood flooring. Solid hardwood was viewed by consumers and even some makers...

By Lisa Davies
(Online Buzz)
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You do not intend to make awful options that you will feel sorry about them later on. This in regards to the roof that sits more than your family members. Browse the article beneath so that you know all that you could on roof and learn information and facts about roof structure.Never ever neglect...

By Richard Daskam, Your Real Estate Consultant
(Keller Williams Coastal Properties)
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How do you keep a 'smart home' from being hacked?I imagine coming home one day and my neighbor's kid has turned on the stove, opened the refrigerator and started my coffee machine, all from her smart phone! 
Statistics show the average American spends $2,000 on their annual energy consumption. More than this, they may lose between $200 to $400 of that substantial sum from drafts, air leakage around openings and outdated heating and cooling systems. Naturally, you'd want to amend a $200 to $400 proble...

By Asad Malik, I'm an real estate agent and a house builder.
(Hellgeeks)
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The loan you take for your home would definitely be one of the biggest debts of your life. You must plan properly to get it paid as quickly as possible so that you would be able to spend your money on other things the way you want to. Here are 8 tips mentioned for home loan repayment. Pick the Ri...

By Nick Marr, Promoting real estate internationally
(TRINIDIGITAL )
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  “Lesser property refurbishment i.e refurb that doesn't require heavy alterations and time scales, is a great way to add value to your home, or do what is known in the trade and tart n turn ways to quickly build great RIO into an investment property. A great way is to make smaller rooms look muc...

By Asad Malik, I'm an real estate agent and a house builder.
(Hellgeeks)
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Home improvement project requires a lot of your money and time. However, it is important to make sure that you make the best out of your money through your proper analysis and deep insight. If you plan properly, you might be able to make saving which you can then spend on other important things.H...

By Joe Gonzalez, NMLS# 134407 (610) 739-6563
(GMH Mortgage Services LLC)
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Perhaps you plan to sell your home in the next few months or years. Keeping your garage organized can save time and ensure that you have storage space when you need it most.Get Your Purge On!Clear out the garage and separate items into categories: keep, trash, donate and recycle. If you get rid o...

By Amy Brotherman, Educational Blogger for Beginning Readers
(My Three Readers)
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In the last year, our family put our home on the market, made the gamble to go ahead and buy/ move, and then finally SOLD.   Meanwhile, this house is too small, so while we are living in it (with 3 kids and a golden retriever), we've knocked out walls, changed up a few key items, and on top of it...

By Kerry L Klun, Broker/Owner, 321-626-5868
(Palm Realty)
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Leather is a costly material, so buying bags, shoes, sofa or clothes in this material can set you back a few dollars. Having paid top dollar for the leather sofa or purse, you logically always want to keep the item in good shape. Sadly, leather is tough to clean. Regardless of their durability, u...

By Tiffany Hayden, We support real estate agent pros in the U.S.
(Top 10 Contractor)
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What is the best flooring for kitchen and bath? Can you get a cost-effective solution with better functionality? While choosing the flooring for your bathroom and kitchen, you need to understand your lifestyle, budget, and your personal preference to get the best suitable one. A restricted budget...

By Stieg Strand, Always showing up and working hard for you
(RE/MAX Results)
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  Victoria, Minnesota has a lot to offer. It is a quiet relaxed southwestern suburb of Minneapolis. Victoria has also earned the nickname, "The City of Lakes and Parks" as it has over 200 acres of reserved land "green space", 22 Parks, and 12 Lakes! Click HERE for a map of all the Victoria Parks....

By Paul Antonelli, Broker Owner; Antonelli Realty
(Antonelli Realty)
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NEW YORK – April 12, 2019 – The Amazon Echo, Dot and other Alexa-enabled devices don't often play well together in the same house – particularly if they're within earshot of each other. That wasn't a problem because most of us had only one smart speaker – if we had any at all.But that's changing ...

By Supreme Air Duct Svc, Serving ALL of So CA! Air Duct Cleaning Experts
(Supreme Air Duct Services 888-784-0746)
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