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.


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Put the hammer down and the glasses on and read on.

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By Kate Steven, Best Real Estate Blog
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Russian culture is an amalgam of various ethnicity, it is not a small country instead it has a number of states spread in Europe and Asia. Since ages Russian culture is effecting the whole world, Russian cuisine, folk stories, dance and politics influenced the world orders in many ways. Old Russi...

By Jennifer Stone, Favorite Four Letter Word: SOLD
(Big Show Realty)
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Isolated heat treatment for pest control is a powerful solution that guarantees 100% effectiveness in getting rid of bugs. Furthermore, this treatment has been used at scales which range from entire multi-story structures to even compact individual items. It helps to treat big immovable objects w...

By Tiffany Hayden, We support real estate agent pros in the U.S.
(Top 10 Contractor)
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Everyone wants to have a clean and tidy house. Of course, it is essential because this is the place where you live. You need to ensure that the place is clean and completely hygiene. Here are some of the useful and effective tips for keeping your house clean and tidy.How to Keep Your House Clean ...

By NextDay Inspect, Residential Home Inspections & Radon Testing
(NextDay Inspect)
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Dead garbage disposal? Usually, it’s easy to bring this gadget back to life. Take a look at the illustration and follow these simple steps.Does the disposal “hum” when the switch is on? If not, most likely the problem is a tripped overload in the disposal. Turn the wall switch off. Look under the...

By Matt Lee, Real Estate Marketing
(Rise Up Local & Lead Generation Experts)
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When it comes to the type of material you have on your roof, there are many different options to choose from. Different types of shingles have different characteristics, some of which may or may not match up with what you want out of your roof. Are you looking for style and beauty? Do you want du...

By Kate Steven, Best Real Estate Blog
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A bed that sinks is not something you should tolerate even if your house does not have enough space or if you are out for camping. Folding beds are great for dozing off with comfort after a long day. So if you have faced problems with beds when camping or a guest might have mentioned something ab...

By Kate Steven, Best Real Estate Blog
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Flowers, they’re an important part of our lives.  They’re with us through our sorrow and through our joy, just there for every or any occasion They brighten up our day and their fresh smells make us smile wide. And it won’t be wrong to say flowers are the most beautiful creation of God. They’re a...

By Lisa Davies
(Online Buzz)
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Emerging out of the earth’s crust, natural stone is a delightful material that can be used as a building material and a decorative enhancement. These stones include granite, marble, slate, travertine and such other varieties. People have been investing in natural stones for their flooring, shower...

By NextDay Inspect, Residential Home Inspections & Radon Testing
(NextDay Inspect)
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Here’s a bit of fix-it trivia for you: the exterior faucet to which you connect lawn hoses is called a hose bib. You can toss out this technical term to impress friends and neighbors, right? Whatever you call it, keep these tips in mind to help things run smoothly.For cold climates, locate the in...
Flowers-making one’s life brighterFlowers are wonderful creations of nature and are one of the most beautiful gifts of nature. People of all ages from child to old people love flowers. Colorful and fragrant flowers make every occasion bright and happy. Flowers arrangements for various designs and...

By Valeria Mola, 305-607-0709 SIB Realty
(SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach)
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 OCEANIA • SUNNY ISLES BEACH • FLORIDA • OCEANIA ISLAND OCEANIA IS AN EXCLUSIVE CONDOMINIUM COMMUNITY LOCATED AT 164TH STREET AND COLLINS AVENUE IN SUNNY ISLES BEACH, FLORIDA. SOME OF THE MORE APPRECIATED FEATURES ARE; POOLSIDE CABANAS, RESTAURANT, CLUB HOUSE WITH ATTENDED FRONT DESK, HEALTH CLUB...

By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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New York City Feng Shui Consultant Laura Cerrano interviewed by Oprah Magazine on How to Feng Shui Your Home for a Harmonious Life. The inspiration behind the article was to further enhance your spring cleaning with the principles of Feng Shui. Laura shares 11 Feng Shui tips that offer an additio...

By Jennifer Stone, Favorite Four Letter Word: SOLD
(Big Show Realty)
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When buying locks for your business or home, the number of options available can surely be overwhelming. Many different types of door locking mechanisms and security factors are available to consider before buying. The following are the most common types of locks that people usually opt for.Diffe...

By Sandra Nickel, The Hat Team
(Sandra Nickel REALTORS)
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It is estimated by The National Fire Protection Association that over 47,000 home fires reported to fire departments are caused by some kind of electrical failure as a trigger to ignition.  But there are some other unusual ways that fires can start that we should all be aware of.DishwashersWhile ...

By Kate Steven, Best Real Estate Blog
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If you are thinking about harvesting Ginseng then chances are that you are well aware of this magical plant and the benefits with which it comes. However, for those who don’t know much about Ginseng, let us give you a little insight. For starters, Ginseng is an extraordinary herb that is a cure t...

By Brad Miller
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Designer trends come and go, but for luxury home trends, the ‘in’ design tend to stay a few years making it a good investment when you want to add form, beauty, function, and value to your home. Below is our list of the top designer trends for luxury homes as shared by experts in the field of lu...

By Tamra Lee Ulmer, FORCE~NRBA ~ Over 1000 REO Assets SOLD!
(Arizona Resource Realty)
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Renovating your home can be stressful for you and your bank account. Nevertheless, home remodeling can only happen when it’s needed. In present times, the process of renovating a home can be used by two apparent reasons. First, when the owner seems to be bored with the way how their house looks l...
Wouldn’t it be amazing to feel like you’re in a luxury private retreat whenever you’re in your master bath? Why go for the usual fixtures and design touches when you can choose details that will make your master bathroom truly stand out? If you’re planning to buy a home or perhaps thinking of rev...

By Kate Steven, Best Real Estate Blog
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A loved one living abroad who has a birthday coming up next week? Or maybe an anniversary? You can’t decide what to gift them? Well, worry no more, we’ve got your back! Flora Queen offer International delivery of flowers overseas to over a 100 countries! With just a small click of a button, all y...

By Louise Corderman, The Historic Interior
(The Historic Interior)
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Stan Hywet Home & Gardens   Beginning in the 1880's, the American Arts and Crafts Movement would go on until the 1920's. Even though this style is named differently than that of the English Arts and Crafts Movement, the two styles are entwined together with many of the same attributes. Both of t...