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 David Jackson, MBA, Financial lending analyst
(Olympus Labs)
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Keeping a swimming pool clear, clean, and safe is harder than it first seems. After all, there is a reason that stagnant water quickly becomes disgusting and unsafe to drink or play in. Standing water is prone to attracting algae, bacteria, and grime that transforms it into a murky pond in no tim...

By Rono Williams
(Versil)
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The architectural designs of most luxury homes now feature a cinema. Indoor private cinemas are now common in Dubai- abundance modern city known for its class and style. Man of the people who requested home cinemas in Dubai share a deep passion for entertainment and relaxation in the comfort of t...

By Karen Borden
(Keller Williams)
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This is Part 2 of the Series - "Ten Easy Ways to Save Money and Energy in Your Home".  Part 1 was published on June 20, 2018. Most people don't know how easy it is to make their homes run on less energy.  Drastic reductions in heating, cooling and electricity costs can be accomplished through ver...
One of the promises of technology is the provision of systems that can make our lives better. Crestron has been positioned in Dubai to offer automated smart home products that can enhance the features of your home to make you feel more in control and happier for many years, Crestron has maintaine...

By Paul Antonelli, Broker Owner; NextHome Antonelli Realty
(NextHome Antonelli Realty)
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We all want to save money when it comes to our homes. Realtor.com gives us 7 tricks to not only save money, but to also save time.  According to the government's Energy Star program, the average family spends $1,900 a year on utility bills. Realtor.com provided the following 7 tips.  1. Dust and ...

By Joe Resendiz, Jr. Research Analyst
(ValuePenguin)
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Contracting work can be rewarding—but it can also come with a unique set of challenges. The foremost of those challenges: managing expenses. Contracting work means footing your own bill when it comes to business-related expenses, and while tax deductions can be a bonus at the end of the year, the...

By Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!
(Lisa Von Domek Team)
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 Do you have a faucet that needs to be replaced because it is worn out, leaking, or justnot attractive? This is a project that you might be able to do yourself, and this handyhow-to video from Lowe's shows you how:    Are you looking for your Dream Home to use your new found skills in?  Here are ...

By Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!
(Lisa Von Domek Team)
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Living Green, Saving Green   You know that doing your part to protect the environment is worth doing.  But did you also know that it pays off in more ways than one?  As a GREEN Realtor I can tell you that going green can save some of the other kind of green that you can use for other things!Here'...

By Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!
(Lisa Von Domek Team)
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How to Install a Programmable Thermostat Do you want to know how to install a programmable thermostat in your home?  Here is an easy to follow “how-to” video to learn how to save energy and money on your heating and cooling bills simply by replacing your existing thermostat with a programmable th...

By Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!
(Lisa Von Domek Team)
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How to Prevent Frozen PipesHave you protected your pipes from frigid temperatures?  Here are some quick and easy tips on preventing your pipes from freezing this winter in this video from Roto Rooter: Broken pipe turns Chaska home into a glacier   Ready to find your new "Dream Home"?  Use this ea...

By Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!
(Lisa Von Domek Team)
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I will admit it, I am not a "yard person"...Don't get me wrong, I love a beautiful weed-free lawn but the maintenance is something I delegate!  For those of you with a green thumb and/or love working in the yard, here is another video with how-to tips from the folks at Scott's "How To Use A Broad...

By Joe McCord, Making It Rain On The Regular
(Property Investment Wise)
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Whether it's a home renovation or a complete construction, tiling your floors is one of the most critical projects. They have massive advantages over other flooring alternatives. According to SEQ Tiling, one of the best tilers in Brisbane. Tiles have a longer lifespan than other floors such as ca...

By Rono Williams
(Versil)
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  We cannot do without air conditioners during summer; these active systems help to make the interior parts of our homes more comfortable even when the temperature outdoors is very high. Some issues people encounter when buying air conditioners is deciding the type of system needed for the space ...

By Sal Poliandro - NJ Bergen County Realtor, Short Sale Specialist - CDPE, SRES, SFR, IRES
(RE/MAX Properties)
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The hotter it gets outside, the less we want to do anything other than watch Netflix in the air conditioning. Since we all know that home maintenance tasks don’t take a summer break, here are some ideas for home maintenance tasks that don’t end in completely sweat-soaked clothing.  Clean out the ...

By Realty Executives NOLA, Greater New Orleans & Northshore Area Real Estate
(Realty Executives NOLA - Kim Higgins, Broker/Owner - Greater New Orleans & Northshore Area Real Estate)
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Carbon monoxide is a poisonous gas that you cannot smell, taste or feel, but it can cause great harm to your health.The gas is produced from burning material containing carbon. Common household sources of CO include gas heaters, charcoal grills, cigarette smoke, spray paint, gasoline generators, ...

By Barbara Hobbs, Lic. FL, AL & MA.
(RE/MAX Professional Associates)
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By: Amy Howell Hirt Some might not cost you a dime in the end — if you do them right. You’ve got the enthusiasm. You’ve got the dream. The budget? Weeeell … Budget-conscious homeowners sometimes put off a home renovation they really, really want because it feels like a treat, rather than an inves...

By The Temple Team, Specializing in Lake Norman/Charlotte/Charleston
(THE TEMPLE TEAM)
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General guidelines for keeping your home cool and efficient:  Have a qualified HVAC professional inspect your home’s ducts and cooling equipment. Clean or replace your AC filters every month. Clean out rain gutters and storm drains. Clean and vacuum vents, baseboard heaters and ducts. Seal air le...

By Tiffany Hayden, We support real estate agent pros in the U.S.
(Top 10 Contractor)
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There are many benefits to having a whole house water filtration system including the amazing value it brings to your home. Buyers love the fact that it's already installed and they also know that if you're taking care of your water, then you're most likely taking car of the entire house. Whole H...

By Charles Fugate, Real estate agent in Autaugaville, AL
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In Traditional western architecture, a living room is also known as a lounge room, lounge or sitting room. This is actually a room inside a residential house for relaxing as well as socializing. Whether living on your own or with family members, your own living room is a vital living space. This ...

By Dale Ross, Realty Group
(CEO - Dale Ross Realty Group)
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Costs More - Takes Longer - 6/21/2018 The one experience that homeowners can agree upon after completing a remodeling project is that it costs more and takes longer than expected. It doesn't really matter that you researched, planned, and received multiple bids, it will, invariably, cost more and...