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 Asad Malik, I'm an real estate agent and a house builder.
(Hellgeeks)
Comments 2
If you keep your air conditioner well-maintained, you can save a ton of energy and thousands of dollars. However, you must act smartly to make sure that the ways you follow can help you increase the life expectancy of your air conditioner. It would save you from the trouble of buying a new air co...

By Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI, Realtor
(eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277))
Comments 29
     Breakthrough, the name itself suggests a product that is something special.  For a number of years, it was a great product.  My paint company specialized in painting cabinets with Breakthrough and we never had any complaints or product failures over many years.  We liked this product so much...

By Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA
(ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors)
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  To a father growing old, nothing is dearer than a daughter.  -Euripides One of my favorite gardens at our rural home in Camas, Washington, is one we have named, "Dad's Garden." I ( Debb ) designed and planted it while he was confined to a hospital bed during the last year of his life. The thoug...

By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities)
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 May 26, 2020 Bob CraneThroughout the years, the construction industry, and the trends that it follows, have changed significantly. While some key elements in construction tend to stay more or less the same, in other areas the industry needs to be adaptable to keep up with the changing wants and ...

By Carla Freund, Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489
(Keller Williams Preferred Realty)
Comments 2
Remodel to sell vs. Remodel to EnjoyHow to get the most value out of your kitchen remodelA Realtors Personal Experience with a RemodelDo your Research! Are you considering a remodel because you don't want to move or because you need to sell you home and it is outdated? I receive calls from past c...

By Samuel John, We give you daily about real estate market.
(Daily Real Estate Update)
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 The majority of people hardly think about plumbing. But that's until they are faced by a plumbing issue.While some plumbing issues are DIY, others are dangerous and can cause serious damage to your property. It is through plumbing that we have access to water that is safe for our health and can ...

By Danish Mehmood, Iam A Real State Agent
(Real State Company)
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With the housing market in limbo, many people are looking for alternatives to traditional housing. One popular option: dual occupancy.First things first: what is dual occupancy? Dual occupancy is a type of property where a single block of land contains two (or more) dwellings instead of one. The ...

By Danish Mehmood, Iam A Real State Agent
(Real State Company)
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You've been out for the evening or the day and you pull into the driveway or up to your parking space. You get out of your car and the car locks automatically.You reach into your purse or pocket to get your house keys. You realize they're not there. So what do you do? If you left your keys in the...

By Lea Lagueux, Your Tampa - St Petersburg Local REALTOR
(Future Home Realty)
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Whether you’re planning a simple refresh or a full-scale renovation, it’s important to stay up-to-date on the latest trends in home design. Sellers who make tasteful updates can generate increased buyer interest and, in some cases, a premium selling price. And buyers should consider which feature...

By Andrea Curtis United Country Premier Properties Certified Military Relocation Professional, U C INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR OF MILITARY PROPERTIES
(United CountryPremier Properties)
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Your roof is a critical part of your home. Protecting you from the elements all year round, your roof takes the brunt of any weather that passes through your town. That exposure every single day can lead to wear and tear and sometimes repair. Spring in Texas. The FLASH of lightning the CRASH of t...

By Ann Nguyen, Lake Tahoe Truckee Homes For Sale
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Comments 4
If your bathrooms are feeling a little dated or worse for wear, here are some tile ideas to give them an elevated look. Herringbone Marble Tile If you’re not the type who buys into trends, you can rest assured that this classic herringbone pattern will look just as stylish twenty years from now a...

By Joe Gonzalez, NMLS# 126036 (610) 739-6563
(CrossCountry Mortgage, LLC NMLS #3029)
Comments 4
Nearly everyone has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in some way. While many people are getting tired of being cooped up in their homes, the home improvement industry has actually been able to stay afloat. Furthermore, it is actually thriving. Because many people are trapped in their homes ...

By Danish Mehmood, Iam A Real State Agent
(Real State Company)
Comments 1
 Do you think you have what it takes to be a good property manager? There are more than 300,000 property managers in the United States.Not all of them have a great reputation. Many are seen as slumlords and they treat their renters unfairly. You certainly don’t want to have that reputation.Read o...

By Danish Mehmood, Iam A Real State Agent
(Real State Company)
Comments 1
 Are you and your family getting ready for the melty, lazy days of summer? Is your house ready for the heat?The last thing you need during the summer is problems with your home that leave everyone high and dry.Here is a summer home maintenance checklist that will keep you ahead of the game.1. Ext...

By Danish Mehmood, Iam A Real State Agent
(Real State Company)
Comments 2
When it comes time to sell you home, we know more than most that everything needs to be perfect. The sales process can be complicated enough when dealing with picky buyers, low-ballers, and incredibly critical inspectors.However, what if your house doesn't pass the inspection due to a roof that n...

By Joe Gonzalez, NMLS# 126036 (610) 739-6563
(CrossCountry Mortgage, LLC NMLS #3029)
Comments 1
If you have paid attention to the news recently, you have probably heard about the coronavirus pandemic which also goes by the name COVID-19. Those who are exposed to the virus might be asked to place themselves in quarantine. Some states have even told their residents to shelter in place. While ...

By Micheal John
(Micheal John)
Comments 0
Using modern interior planning ideas can provide you with the very best decor for your house, office, or workplace, and you will notice that it may provide your space a brand new, trendy feel. Lots of people question the things they can perform to enhance the design of their property, and you’ll ...

By Saheer Gurjot, I build custom home and offer complete home renova
(link home builders)
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Are you planning on installing a new deck? Building a deck is a great way to improve the look for your outdoor area and make the space more enjoyable for gatherings. But one of the things you have to figure out early on is what kind of material you're going to use for your deck. Vinyl is one of t...

By Danish Mehmood, Iam A Real State Agent
(Real State Company)
Comments 1
There’s a reason why the smart home market revenue is estimated to reach 141 billion by 2023 — it makes people’s lives easier. Not only does it make managing your home simpler, but it can also save you money on utilities.However, some people may not be 100% onboard with the idea of home automatio...

By Saheer Gurjot, I build custom home and offer complete home renova
(link home builders)
Comments 1
Are you thinking about getting siding for your home? Maybe you're undertaking a re-siding project. As you may already know, vinyl is one of the best materials that you can use. It's durable, versatile, easy to maintain, and affordable. But you still have to think about how to get the best vinyl a...