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.

Trending blogs on Home Improvement

 

By Chrissy Boltan, Service professional specializing in Real Estate
(Pro Services)
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Whether you’ve just installed a new pool or drained and refilled your existing one, it’s important to have the right chemical balance. The chemicals you’ll need will depend on your source of water. For instance, some tap water will be excellent for your pool while other sources may need major adj...

By Chrissy Boltan, Service professional specializing in Real Estate
(Pro Services)
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There's nothing more frustrating than wanting to cool off in your swimming pool to find out it's just as hot as you are. Thankfully, there are ways to cool it down so you and your family can enjoy the pool rather than avoid it. So, don’t know how to cool down your swimming pool? Here are some tip...

By Chrissy Boltan, Service professional specializing in Real Estate
(Pro Services)
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There's nothing more frustrating than wanting to cool off in your swimming pool to find out it's just as hot as you are. Thankfully, there are ways to cool it down so you and your family can enjoy the pool rather than avoid it. So, don’t know how to cool down your swimming pool? Here are some tip...

By Asad Malik, I'm an real estate agent and a house builder.
(Hellgeeks)
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Basement water damage is the last thing any homeowner would want to deal with. However, it is important to be conscious and alert to be able to deal with such catastrophic situations effectively. Moreover, you must also be clear in your head about the things you can do yourself and the things whi...

By Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
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Whether you have ceiling fans or not, this post has information on the proper use of fans.... good info for all and it might be very useful for your sellers who are not using theirs properly. For some homeowners ceiling fans are first ornamental/decorative ...and function is a second thought.  Th...

By Charles Stallions, 800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
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32514 Pensacola Florida News: How to add solar panels? 5 simple steps Knowledge is (solar) power. Start with a new or semi-new roof, gather info and study the product – not all solar panels are created equal. Read more. Call or Text Charles Stallions Now 850-476-4494 for any of you real estate re...

By John Anello, Stamford Area Electrician, Call Safe and Sound Electric at 203-536-0021
(Safe and Sound Electric LLC)
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I would like to explain what exactly is a GFI. A GFI, or GFCI, as it is known, stands for Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter. It looks like a regular outlet, but it has two little buttons in the middle. There’s a test button and a reset button, and they are designed to turn off when they detect moi...

By Kate Steven, Best Real Estate Blog
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In this article, we are going to impart to you a few hints and traps that you can use to appropriately deal with your financial plan, regardless of whether it is low, to change the improvement of your home. Plan Before You Begin Plan everything that you need to change in your home, and afterward,...

By Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage )
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 June Maintenance Checklist For Homeowners Tomorrow is June 1st! Hard to believe how quickly we are barreling towards the summer season. Before the summer season goes into full swing, here's a list of things homeowners should take care of to keep their homes in tip top shape throughout the summer...

By Chrissy Boltan, Service professional specializing in Real Estate
(Pro Services)
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The roof is quite an important part of your house. The main purpose of the rood is to protect the house or any building and keeping it safe from any harsh weather conditions. Also, it can add a decorative flair to the property, be it residential or commercial. Nowadays, you can find different typ...

By Kate Steven, Best Real Estate Blog
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Benchtop jointers are a woodworker machine that allows creating a flat surface along any lumbers length. They allow you to take a curved or folded surface piece of wood and straighten its edges. A carpenter needs the most perfect benchtop jointer to make his pieces flawless. For you, we have pick...
Historic home renovations can create beautiful, satisfying results for contractors and property owners alike. Whether you’re repairing a classic Victorian or reviving a Cape Cod, there are a lot of character-rich home styles we just don’t get enough of today. It’s important to respect the origina...

By Erika Rae Albert, Austin Real Estate Expert, Exceeding Expectations in Every Transaction
(E*Rae Real Estate Group- Brokered by eXp Realty LLC)
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Have you ever considered putting a funky retro tile in your bathroom? Or, maybe you’ve been wanting to add a farmhouse sink to your kitchen thinking it will make doing the dishes enjoyable. Or, maybe you’ve been dying in the Texas heat and you’ve been dappling with the idea of installing a pool i...

By Pete Cullen ~ Broker Associate, Serving The Entire Monterey Bay Area
(Bailey Properties, Inc.)
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By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
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 WORLD PREMIER - Turning This House Into a Home. Watch as we begin our journey to Turn This House Into a Home. On this episode we introduce you to the house and begin tear out for remodel. Starting June 26th and running for 5 weeks we will take you with us as we transform a house in East Tennesse...

By Chrissy Boltan, Service professional specializing in Real Estate
(Pro Services)
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The refrigerator is one of the most essential and used home appliances for your kitchen. It helps to keep food fresh and drinks cold all the time. But you need to make sure that this appliance is properly taken care of. Otherwise, it can consume more energy than usual. Also, proper maintenance wi...

By Chrissy Boltan, Service professional specializing in Real Estate
(Pro Services)
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Flooring is a big part of any building, so if you’re confused on how to choose it for your home, then you’re not alone. The wrong flooring choice will decrease the attractiveness of your house, so it is important to choose the correct flooring. Luckily, year after year, the main trends of floorin...

By Erick Blackwelder, Selling affordable homes south of Washington DC.
(EXIT Realty Associates )
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A neighbor, Frank, trolls the REO market, looking for bargains to buy, fix, and flip.  He's pretty good at it.  He always pays cash for the houses and the removations.  His contractor can take a house, update the kitchen, baths, tear out walls to make it an open concept floorplan, install new woo...

By Steve Houck
(Real Estate Partners, LLC)
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Since tankless water heaters became popular years ago, and the government regulated safety measures, I have received the same call many times, including one today. “My shower will only get Luke warm”. Now many people love hot showers and not to be able to have one in a brand new new home is not a...

By Kate Steven, Best Real Estate Blog
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Kids are the real gems and parents know how difficult it is to bring up their child. In this highly competitive era, we want our kids to be at the top. To do so, studies play an important role. But, unfortunately, our kids do not grab enough of the knowledge in our absence. I remember once my kid...