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 Tiffany Hayden, We support real estate agent pros in the U.S.
(Top 10 Contractor)
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Roof damages expose your home to a wide range of structural issues, ranging from water damage to mold and wildlife infestations. Roof repairs can be expensive, leaving you with an unexpected addition to your home maintenance budget. With the average costs of roof repairs and replacements costing ...

By John M. Acaron, CMI, MRSA, Master Home Inspector & Master Mold Assessor
(HOME INSPECTOR USA / INDOOR MICROBIAL SPECIALIST)
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Do you need a Mold Inspection and Mold Testing in Panama City, Panama City Beach, Callaway, Lynnhaven, Florida?TO SCHEDULE A MOLD INSPECTION & TESTING VISIT US AT: http://www.HOMEINSPECTORUSA.bizFor more information relative to Home Inspections, Mold Testing and Mold Inspections in Panama City, C...

By Greg Wayman, ASHI Certified Inspector - 402-330-1701
(Foundation-2-Rooftop, Inc.)
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This article is to help any flood victim or volunteers take the necessary safety precautions during the cleanup phase.  It also covers some key tips to help a homeowner assess their damage and what recovery steps to take. Safety Precautions:1.  When officials have closed a road, it's for the publ...

By Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL
(Cam Realty and Property Management)
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Whether you are a homeowner thinking about selling, in the process of selling your house or just getting ready for the summer, a deep cleaning is always a great idea, in fact, it should be done often. Trust me, it's well worth the time and effort. If you don't want to tackle this alone, there are...

By Kim Anderson, We'll buy your house fast & give you cash for it.
(Kims Properties)
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An exciting and fun investment, pool tables provide countless games and last a long time when taken care of. However, many owners wonder exactly how to maintain a pool table properly. Thankfully, with proper prevention, coverage, cleaning and overall good maintenance this is somewhat easy to achi...

By Liz Miller, Just Call Liz
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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Does your bathroom need a little updating? Thinking of putting your Havasu home on the market anytime soon? The National Association of Home Builders recently released their 2109 report "What Home Buyers Really Want". In it, they disclosed some of the features today's buyers consider most importa...

By Joe McCord, Making It Rain On The Regular
(Property Investment Wise)
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Going to the office tends to be a stultifying thought. Another day spent crouched over your monitor, drearily working your way through your inbox, taking as long as possible over your lunch and tea-breaks, before escaping on the dot of going home time. Yes?No. There is another way to work, a bett...

By John Tabbart, Finding the Most Shared Content & Key Influencers
(Investment Properties)
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As a garage works as a primary entrance of the home for some homeowners, it can cause a lot of problems to maintain indoor heat. Also, it will impact the energy efficiency of your home. If you want to prevent the heat loss in the home through your garage, you can consider installing properly-insu...

By Spectrum Communications, Helping Realtors with Expert Content
(Spectrum Communications)
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You may be more inclined to take a good, long look at your windows if you’ve just purchased a fixer-upper or you’ve spent a considerable amount of years in your current abode. These reasons are as good as any, but it’s important to prioritize periodic window inspections to make sure you’re not si...

By Tiffany Hayden, We support real estate agent pros in the U.S.
(Top 10 Contractor)
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Does my house need gutters? Many modern homeowners are getting used to omitting gutters in the roof installation process. There are so many arguments to whether you need to install gutters or not. While it is known that these gutters are prone to clogging, this is unlikely if they are maintained ...

By Karen Borden
(Legend Realty)
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Fruits and Nuts Season for strawberry planting continues. Start spray program for all fruits. Plant raspberries and blackberries and continue budding apples and peaches. Shrubs Prune spring flowering shrubs after flowering. Fertilize azaleas and camellias. When new growth is half completed, spray...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
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Spring Cleaning? Don’t Forget These Areas! Whether you’re in the process of selling your house, or you are part of the multitudes who view the first signs of Spring as the signal to give your home a thorough cleaning, then below is a list of areas that often get overlooked.  In many areas we woul...

By Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA
(ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors)
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Pinteresting is Interesting - To A Point!  Have you ever heard of a Pinterest headache?  Me neither, but I (Debb)  may have one. Weeks of looking at kitchens, for remodeling inspiration, has given me a brain filled with images of cabinets, counter-tops, and colors - not to mention appliances and ...

By Tamra Lee Ulmer, FORCE~NRBA ~ Over 1000 REO Assets SOLD!
(Arizona Resource Realty)
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Gutters are designed to do one thing – channel water away from the foundation – and they are critical to protecting the structural integrity of your house. But to do their job correctly, they have to be kept in shape and free of clogs, holes, and sags. Most common gutter problems are easy for hom...

By Spectrum Communications, Helping Realtors with Expert Content
(Spectrum Communications)
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As we age, many of us will find ourselves in need of improved bathroom accessibility. Accessible bathrooms can dramatically enhance the quality of life of homeowners and their loved ones living with mobility restrictions due to aging, disability, or physical injury. Let’s face it: traditional bat...

By Spectrum Communications, Helping Realtors with Expert Content
(Spectrum Communications)
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Ideally, if you’re new to D.I.Y. home renovation, a full re-roofing won’t be your very first project, but there’s no use telling intrepid do-it-yourselfers to check their ambitions—especially when it comes to their domain.If you’re considering installing a new roof, chances are you’ve already cho...

By Chrissy Boltan, Service professional specializing in Real Estate
(Pro Services)
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People in hot Texas usually have gunite pools which need more maintenance than other pools. In order to keep your pool usable for a long time, it is important to keep it ready. Some gunite pool maintenance tips are provided in this write-up to maintain your pool in Texas to have fun in hot summer...

By John M. Acaron, CMI, MRSA, Master Home Inspector & Master Mold Assessor
(HOME INSPECTOR USA / INDOOR MICROBIAL SPECIALIST)
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Do you need a mold inspection, mold testing or a mold assessment? We are coming back to the PANAMA CITY and CALLAWAY area to take care of those still with issues with mold. TO SCHEDULE A MOLD INSPECTION & MOLD TESTING VISIT US AT: http://www.INDOORMICROBIALSPECIALIST.com or call us at:850-814-388...

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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By Joe McCord, Making It Rain On The Regular
(Property Investment Wise)
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Those familiar with home repairs know that there is always some debris left over. No matter what project you are doing, any time you add something new to the home, something old is thrown out. That said, there are some recyclables that may be hidden in the home repair rubble. With a bit of effort...