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 Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
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Is it for real or is it a mural? Some home wall or mural art is difficult to tell. Create some fun and creativity at your home. 3D art can transform your walls, gardens, floors and garage doors. Take a look and smile!                                                          Window to the city or ...

By Karen Borden
(Keller Williams)
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#1 Minor Bathroom Remodel Average return at resale: 102 percentIt costs about $10,500 to replace the tub, tile surround, floor, toilet, sink, vanity and fixtures. You’ll get back an average of $10,700 at resale, a recoup rate of 102 percent.If you can pipe a child’s name on a birthday cake, you c...

By Tamra Lee Ulmer, FORCE~NRBA ~ Over 1000 REO Assets SOLD!
(Arizona Resource Realty)
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Your home, like your life is a series of evolutions and special moments. Improving your home can sometime be a very difficult task. Many homeowners do not even know where to start when it comes to home improvement projects. Once you find something to improve, it can cost more than what it’s worth...

By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
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It’s a seller’s market, home values are going up and there is a shortage of housing in Tallahassee. It may appear as though the days of house flipping in our area are long gone, but don’t give up yet. Admittedly, it is more complicated to flip a house in some segments of our market, but below are...

By Kim Anderson, We'll buy your house fast & give you cash for it.
(Kims Properties)
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There are numerous choices when you are looking to get a new roof, and one of the questions is, is foam roofing worth it? Let’s begin by finding out a little bit more about foam roofing.Is Foam Roofing Worth It? - Things to ConsiderFoam roofing is polyurethane foam which has been utilized for ins...

By Andre Smith, Real estate agent in Glenn County
(Morrie Mages Property)
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After moving into your home, you may be thrilled to have established equity from your down payment on day one of ownership. You may also be eager to increase your equity with each monthly mortgage payment. Equity will also increase as your home’s value increases. Value increase is associated with...

By Renovation Find, Helping you find the best renovation companies.
(RenovationFind)
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If you are faced with a situation in which the current look of your home is less than inspiring, it is high time to make some changes. One creative and cost-effective idea to consider is painting your cabinets. It is one of the easiest things to do and the changes are instantly visible. Of course...

By Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
(Fred Griffin Real Estate)
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Your home, like your life is a series of evolutions and special moments. Improving your home can sometime be a very difficult task. Many homeowners do not even know where to start when it comes to home improvement projects. Once you find something to improve, it can cost more than what it’s wort...

By Tom Evans, Real Estate Counselor and Investor
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 If you have a land that you recently found or bought, the best you can do with it is build a custom home. Even if you already have a home, you can always use an extra one for family vacations or for retirement. The only way to build a home that fits the idea of your ‘dream house’ is hiring the r...

By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
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As with most things in life, no matter how refined the details, sometimes you've gotta kiss a bunch of frogs to find a prince. Just the matter of odds. And pricing. One guy offered to be our Hawaii gardener for $40 a month, and he came only once a month, too. For 15 minutes. By picking up a ton m...

By Kim Anderson, We'll buy your house fast & give you cash for it.
(Kims Properties)
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Upholstered headboards add luxury and comfort to our beds. There are many stylish fabrics to go with for a personalized and cozy feel. But over time, they will need cleaning. That is where the rubber hits the road for many people. Luckily, there are simple ways you can take to ensure your upholst...

By Dan Johns, Professional Rug Cleaning&Restoration
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Choose Trusted Professionals to Clean Your Rugs Oriental and Asian rugs are a beautiful home addition. Like beautiful paintings and wall décor, rugs contribute to the character of a well-decorated home. Unlike wall décor, area rugs receive foot traffic. Rugs are used to protect living spaces, liv...

By Samuel John, We give you daily about real estate market.
(Daily Real Estate Update)
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Spring Clean Tips will offer you information that you can actually use when your home is due for a big clean. These ideas will offer you the opportunity to make your home a much cleaner and also a better place to stay in. Think about employing cleaners to come consistently, either daily or weekly...

By Samuel John, We give you daily about real estate market.
(Daily Real Estate Update)
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Are you searching for best circular saws at an affordable cost? You have plenty of choices to pick out the best one. It becomes popular for many wood carvers and builders. It allows people to perform different functions. Circular saws are an essential tool these days. This tool assists to create ...

By Samuel John, We give you daily about real estate market.
(Daily Real Estate Update)
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 A professional welder needs to use the best type of the machine for a different purpose. It is used for joining the breaking parts and others. If you are in need of buying the welding machine, you can keep an eye on the different kinds of the machine. In the market, one can explore a variety of ...

By Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
(Fred Griffin Real Estate)
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  If you have a land that you recently found or bought, the best you can do with it is build a custom home. Even if you already have a home, you can always use an extra one for family vacations or for retirement. The only way to build a home that fits the idea of your ‘dream house’ is hiring the...

By Tamra Lee Ulmer, FORCE~NRBA ~ Over 1000 REO Assets SOLD!
(Arizona Resource Realty)
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Bother to declutter.A cluttered space in your home can add to you stress level and keep you quite annoyed and uncomfortable. Redecorating can be overwhelming, and an overhaul of the area should be expensive. With so many decisions to consider, it’s always good to know some points on how to reign ...

By Larry Atkins
(State Wide Realty Co.)
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DIY Christmas Décor: Getting Your Home Holiday Ready for Less Here are some ways to decorate your home without breaking the bank.1. Flameless candles and votives make your space feel warm and inviting and can be bought at a reasonable price. You can wrap beads around the bigger candles to give th...

By Danny Margagliano, Danny "Wheels"
(30a Local Properties)
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Painting the interior of your home can make a differenceWhen moving into a new home most new buyers want to add their own personal touch. This can be done most easily by hiring someone for interior home painting. The first thing that you need to do is make sure that you are hiring the right compa...

By Samuel John, We give you daily about real estate market.
(Daily Real Estate Update)
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Home heating oil can be pricey, yet it is essential for keeping your family cozy and also comfy during the cold weather. Following these basic suggestions as well as techniques will certainly help you afford your gas shipments.Reduced Your ThermostatSimply lowering your thermostat from 70 to 68 d...