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 Joe Gonzalez, NMLS# 134407 (610) 739-6563
(GMH Mortgage Services LLC)
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According to the US Department of Energy, the average American household paid $111.67 each month for utilities in 2017. With some research and a few DIY projects, property owners can reduce those energy costs without sacrificing comfort or convenience.Establish Energy Friendly HabitsReduce energy...

By Chrissy Boltan, Service professional specializing in Real Estate
(Pro Services)
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 If you’ve lost or broken one of your garage door openers, you’ll want to replace it as soon as possible. Replacing the remote is a simple process that will allow you to enjoy the safety and convenience of your opener in no time. Here are a few tips on how to replace garage door opener remote.How...

By Lisa Davies
(Online Buzz)
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With summer completely upon you when many homeowners wish to find they need new lawn maintenance tool. As a result, you should know what you’ll do with the old stuff if you old tools or lawn mower, trimmer, and other equipment. It’s because you might have noticed that landscaping tools take some ...

By Chrissy Boltan, Service professional specializing in Real Estate
(Pro Services)
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It is difficult to find cleaning agents made with chemicals that are nontoxic and comfortable to be used in your home. All natural cleaners may not be very accessible in the stores, however you’ll find that homemade cleaning products with essential oils are easy (and cheap) to make with just some...

By John Tabbart, Finding the Most Shared Content & Key Influencers
(Investment Properties)
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Wood flooring can look very luxurious and aesthetically pleasing in any home. Unlike tile flooring, hardwood can make a house look warm and comforting in any style and color. If you are deciding to install your own wood laminate floors or are considering having a professional lay down your floori...

By John Brave
(Global)
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There are approximately 3.6 million wheelchair users over the age of 15 in the United States. And the numbers keep growing: approximately 2 million people lose some of their mobilityand require a wheelchair every single year. And with the aging baby boom population, those numbers are expected to ...

By Stieg Strand, Always showing up and working hard for you
(RE/MAX Results)
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It has been said that "Man Caves" cure the "manly" ailments, well how about "She Sheds". Whether it is sprouting off a gardening shed, an outdoor gazebo, or even a converted playhouse ~ She Sheds are quickly gaining momentum around the US as a real alternative to the "Man Cave"... Click here for ...

By Karen Borden
(Legend Realty)
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When you want to improve your landscaping and increase the amount of grass you have on your property, you typically have two options – add some grass seed or put down sod. Grass seed comes in a variety of different types and allows you to fill in thin areas or grow an entire lawn over the course ...

By Cormac Reynolds
(My Online Marketer)
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Moving is stressful and minimising the hassle is important - here are some tips to do just that. Accept The Reality Of StressBeginning with acceptance is the best way to beat moving stress according to professional mental health specialists. Admit to yourself that there are going to be some hassl...
Getting a fresh start on home upkeep once spring rolls around can prepare you and your place for the sunny weather to come. This month is the time to perform several vital maintenance tasks so that you can get your home looking its best. Plus, fixing up your house can reverse some of the effects ...

By Asad Malik, I'm an real estate agent and a house builder.
(Hellgeeks)
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Window replacement would require a lot of time and money. It is important to make sure that everything falls at the right place in the end to avoid any mess or hassle. The more you keep yourself updated and informed, the easier it would be to save your money.Here are 9 cost-saving window replacem...

By Asad Malik, I'm an real estate agent and a house builder.
(Hellgeeks)
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When you leave your home for travel, the thing which would bother you the most is the safety and security of your home and valuable assets. You must make sure that no one can break into your home to steal anything after you. Here are 8 tips mentioned to help you make your home safe and sound befo...

By Asad Malik, I'm an real estate agent and a house builder.
(Hellgeeks)
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Kitchen remodeling is one of the greatest home improvement projects. It can really be hectic and time-consuming if you don’t preplan it properly. On the contrary, if you pay heed to each and every detail while planning, it would help increase the resale value of your home. Here are 7 questions me...

By Asad Malik, I'm an real estate agent and a house builder.
(Hellgeeks)
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Different seasons keep bringing dust, debris, and junk to your home all year around. It is important to pay heed to it and start planning to remove this junk at once. Otherwise, your home might turn into a garbage can any time sooner.Here are 6 junk removal tips mentioned to help you clean your h...

By Asad Malik, I'm an real estate agent and a house builder.
(Hellgeeks)
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Many homeowners prefer to paint their homes on their own. If you are among those, you must know additional tips and techniques which can help you get done with your painting job effectively. Also, your money and time will be saved in the process.Here are 7 quick tips to help you with painting for...
On the prowl for gardening ideas to try out? Growing a garden every year may get boring for some people, more so if they’ve been doing the same routine and planting the same plants year in and year out. If you’re looking for creative gardening ideas, this post is for you!Garden for the Native Bee...

By TIM GRISSETT
(Chapman Hall Premier Realtors)
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You’ve finally closed on your new home. The negotiations are over, the papers are signed and you’ve unpacked all the boxes. But don’t lose sight of your budget over the excitement of those new keys! Here are the best things you can do as a new homeowner to make sure you save money long-term.1. Lo...

By John Tabbart, Finding the Most Shared Content & Key Influencers
(Investment Properties)
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Most exterminators will do a very detailed job when treating a home for bed bugs and other pests. For this reason, it is essential to properly know how to prepare for exterminator for bed bugs treatments to ensure the most effective and long lasting results. How to Prepare for Exterminator for Be...

By Kate Steven, Best Real Estate Blog
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To survive, molds need something to consume and they definitely eat your home if you let them to do so. Some molds and mildews are addicted to the cellulose on the paper backing and wallpapers and some molds have a craving for the glues attached to different items of the home like carpet bond to ...

By Leland Schwab, President, Schwab Realty
(Schwab Realty, Inc.)
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Tips for Finding (or Making) the Perfect Accessible Home As exciting as it is, house hunting is always a challenge. When you have a physical disability, finding a home that is accessible and suits your needs can seem next to impossible. However, whether you’re looking to buy or rent, there are ho...