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 1
Ice dams are formed by the melting and refreezing of snow near the roof edges. You must make sure that you take every necessary precaution beforehand to avoid the ice dams. Otherwise, it would cause significant expense which you might not be able to afford.Here are a few tips mentioned to help yo...

By Asad Malik, I'm an real estate agent and a house builder.
(Hellgeeks)
Comments 1
It is important to have proper attic ventilation to improve air quality and deal with the roofing issues. You must be aware of its function and purpose to be able to enjoy its benefits. Moreover, you must follow a proper guide to get adequate attic ventilation for your roof.Here are a few tips me...

By Asad Malik, I'm an real estate agent and a house builder.
(Hellgeeks)
Comments 1
Finding the right apartment that fits your need and style is a real struggle which one can’t avoid. You would have to invest many hours in your research and analysis which might be a little exhausting. However, if you act smartly and wisely, it is highly likely that you are going to get a perfect...

By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
Comments 7
At Retirement Age.....Buy A New Bed & Mattress   Some sellers of mine had a nice bed in their home and decided to move to a single story house. So they found the new home and sold the 2 story home they had owned for 10 years. When the movers brought in the furniture the bed (Queen) looked lost in...

By Roberta LaRocca, REALTOR®, Broker, Salesperson, Property Management
(Simply Vegas Real Estate)
Comments 114
Alert - Failing KitchenAid Refrigerator Control Boards, part numbers 2307028 and the replacement W10219463, are no longer available, and apparently have had a fairly high failure rate. For the good news, I may be able to provide you with a possible simple repair as you read on.  These refrigerato...

By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(Century 21, The Real Estate Centre, 410-665-0200 Office)
Comments 6
I Walked into a 1950s Television Show Several years ago, like in the 1950s, television shows were broadcast in black and white.  The colors such as red, blue, green, and yellow were nowhere to be found. I went to view a house the other day and I felt like I was entering one of those old time tele...

By Larry Atkins
(State Wide Realty Co.)
Comments 1
State Wide Realty Tip:How to Make Your Home Summer Ready on a Budget:Light and cool colors say summertime and make your space feel relaxing and comfortable. Aquas, corals, and yellows can be added to a room with pillows, a throw, area rugs or a cool painting.Use denim in your design: A throw pill...

By ReShawna Leaven, Experience. Knowledge. RESULTS.
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 1
In this hectic, modern world coming home to a relaxing space has become even more important. Creating a space which allows you and your family to renew their energy in a calm, peaceful environment is easier than you might think. The design colors you choose do more than anything else to create th...

By Larry & Laurie Weichman, A Tradition of Success
(The L3 Real Estate, A Trusted Name In Orange County Real Estate)
Comments 1
     It’s around this time of year that the bottom line on Costa Mesa utility bills tends to begin to grow larger once again. Power and water consumption can’t help but rise as we bid farewell to Costa Mesa’s mild springtime conditions. Gardens and lawns get thirsty now that the days are growing ...

By Kate Steven, Best Real Estate Blog
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Christopher Graeve has built a successful real estate career by improving distressed homes. People getting involved in home renovations can benefit from the wealth of knowledge that he has to share.Back in 2000, while attending Palm Beach Atlantic University, he bought a property from Suntrust Ba...

By YourSiteNeedsMe SEO Team, $399 Real Estate Websites - YourSiteNeedsMe.com
(YourSiteNeedsMe.com)
Comments 1
When water gets into places it doesn't belong, your home is at risk for mold and mildew growth - but there might be something you can do to get rid of it. Naturally, you should hire a professional mold remediation expert if there's more than a small spot of mold or mildew... but check out these t...

By Kate Steven, Best Real Estate Blog
Comments 0
However welcoming your new nation, you crave pieces of home of your residence. Not only are you going to have an additional set of helping hands, but you're also going to be offered help from individuals who know exactly what they're doing. Even though most people believe moving house is a stress...

By Mike Young, FHA 203k Consultant 916-758-1809
(203kOnLine.com, covering the USA)
Comments 2
Recently had a call from a consultant regarding the following scenario... The borrower wanted to do self-help and manage two contractors on the project. ON the surface it seemed doable. Then the lender said, "we don't do self-help". How can we still get the 203k accomplished? Let's hear from you ...

By Kate Steven, Best Real Estate Blog
Comments 1
Regular maintenance of plumbing is necessary to keep your home’s plumbing system running smoothly. Plumbing maintenance requires little time and little money and help to minimize future plumbing problems that require more time and money. Just like any other appliances in your home the plumbing sy...

By Jennifer Stone, Favorite Four Letter Word: SOLD
(Big Show Realty)
Comments 1
Termites are one of the most common pests that live mainly in wood. You can find them in door frames, foundations and windows in your home without being visible for many years. They can feed on any pieces of wood that you can find in your home, be it skirting boards or furniture. If you think tha...

By Kim Anderson, We'll buy your house fast & give you cash for it.
(Kims Properties)
Comments 3
There are several factors that determine how long your carpet will take to dry after cleaning. Similarly, you can speed up the drying process with a few handy tips. Here are a few factors to consider when determining how to dry carpet after carpet cleaning.How to Dry Carpet After Carpet Cleaning ...

By Jennifer Stone, Favorite Four Letter Word: SOLD
(Big Show Realty)
Comments 2
If you are living in an area where it’s dry and hot, you might have realized how important it is to adopt a home climate control technology to live in a more comfortable place regardless of the climate condition. In this article, we will discuss different types of AC for home to help you to choos...

By Cate Griffing, Home Decor Blogger creating beautiful spaces
(West Magnolia Charm)
Comments 3
It's undeniable that a renovation will completely change the look of a room. However, it's the finishing touches you add to that room that pulls it all together in the end.  Finishing touches can be anything really, from the art you hang on your walls to the decorative pillows you add to you couc...
Keeping your kitchen space organized can save a lot of unnecessary work, and prevent cooking disasters. The steak getting charred while searching for the right seasonings is the last thing you want! The key is to have specific storage spaces for different items and ensuring every item is put back...

By Kate Steven, Best Real Estate Blog
Comments 1
Little changes can have a major effect—regardless of whether it's exchanging some furnishings around or showing work of art in an alternate manner. we will share tips that will have your home looking like new instantly. 1. Get Inventive with framing  Make a collection of printed frames from photo...