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.
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Being a homeowner, you may want to do most of the roofing projects on your own to save your money. But some certain situations regarding roofing may go out of your hands. At that point, it becomes important to hire a professional roofing contractor who can save you from a lot of troubles.Here are...

By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
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At the beginning of each new year, interior designers and real estate professionals scramble to predict which trends will surge in popularity in the coming months. As a homeowner trying to sell your home, incorporating the new year’s hottest styles is a great way to make your home appear fresher ...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce
(EXP Realty 414-525-0563)
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. Before Wisconsin became the "Frozen Tundra of the North" we did our annual...HVAC checkup.  When we designed/built our house we learned that it was more energy efficient to have two furnaces one for our exposed lower level and one for the main level rather than zoned heating. Zoned heating, we...

By Elisa Uribe Realtor #01427070, California Homes for Sale in the East Bay
(Golden Gate Sotheby's International)
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Mid-Century Style Homes are IN for 2019!  Just a few years ago, the trend in the East Bay was to see a lot of Craftsman style homes both in and out. Now in 2018, these 1920’s bungalows and the homes built in later years are all starting to pop up with a lot of mid-century furniture and the interi...

By Samuel John, We give you daily about real estate market.
(Daily Real Estate Update)
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 There are a number of ways in which pests can occur in the home, yard and garden. For this reason, not only food should be handled properly, but also waste. It is also important to keep the room temperature at a level that does not magically attract pests. Therefore, neither the humidity nor the...

By Robert Vegas Bob Swetz, Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale
(Realty ONE Group)
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Glass and Metal San Jose, Morgan Hill, Santa Clara, Mountain View, Sunnyvale, Gilroy, Watsonville, La Selva, Capitola CaliforniaGlass and Metal Specialists installs glass and metal all around the Bay Area in Northern California.  Specializing in commercial store fronts, mirrored walls, glass han...

By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
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Check out this great decorating tip for your Auburn – Opelika, AL home.

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Maybe you can get by with a touch up paint, but check first!   Please visit the original blog if you wish to leave comments.   Sure, You Can Touch Up That Paint!     We are all looking to do things fast and easy, less time and money is best! We can see this sort of thinking in many of the repairs...

By ReShawna Leaven, Experience. Knowledge. RESULTS.
(Keller Williams Realty)
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It’s easy to tell when you need to replace your carpet or repaint the walls; you see them every day and when they look old or dingy, it’s easy to notice. The wear and tear on your roof is a different thing. How often do you spend the time looking up at your roof and really analyzing how it looks?...

By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
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  In most parts of the country, hardwood is by far the preferred flooring type, and that is especially the case here in Westchester County NY and the NYC metro area. The trend towards hardwood has been growing, especially over the last 10-15 years. But why is this? Why do homeowners prefer hardw...

By Pat Champion, Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs
(Coldwell Banker Camelot Realty)
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5 small remodeling projects for your homeToday, I am thinking of my Father-in-Law and how he loved to change their living room around. I always liked going to my in-laws house and seeing the changes he made.  He got bored with things and changed them quite often. These 5 small remodeling projects...

By Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!
(Lisa Von Domek Team)
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 How to Prevent Frozen PipesArctic temperatures can wreak havoc on plumbing...have you protected your pipes from frigid temperatures?  Even in the Dallas area, winter weather can plummet below the freezing mark.  Here are some quick and easy tips to help prevent your pipes from freezing this wint...

By Joyce Thomas, Your Home Sold Guaranteed!
(The Thomas Group Brokered by eXp Realty)
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The kitchen is one of the busiest rooms in any household. It’s where meals are cooked and families eat, and also a place to play fun games or just talk. The foodie craze is changing the way we eat and the way we cook. Amateur chefs get ideas from cooking shows and then visit farmers markets to fi...

By Lisa Davies
(Online Buzz)
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Roof is an extremely important part of the house. The houses are maintained with great care. Regular cleaning routines are the part of elegant and beautiful houses. The situation of the house in regards to maintenance has an impact on the reputation of the house owner. The well maintained and cle...

By David Popoff, Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct
(DMK Real Estate )
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Sites for FREE LEED CE Credits. If you are a LEED AP it is required that you maintain your credential by through Continuing Education Credits.  Every two years LEED Professionals must earn 30 hours of which 6 hours must be LEED-specific (LEED Green Associates must earn 15 hours/3 hrs LEED-Specifi...

By Joyce Thomas, Your Home Sold Guaranteed!
(The Thomas Group Brokered by eXp Realty)
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Will staging increase your home’s value?It’s obvious that you want your home looking as good as possible when you’re trying to sell it. You want to give buyers a great first impression, and there’s a long-held belief that professional home staging will lead to buyers paying more for a house.Howev...

By Chrissy Boltan, Service professional specializing in Real Estate
(Pro Services)
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Most homeowners use vacuums to maintain the cleanliness of their home. Many of them believe that they can use their vacuum properly by simply plugging in. If you think like this, then you need to learn proper vacuuming techniques to use your vacuum in the best possible manner. Below are a few met...

By Samuel John, We give you daily about real estate market.
(Daily Real Estate Update)
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 Home appliances have become a part every family. They have made our life a lot easier that it is practically difficult for us to consider living without these home appliances. It is as a result of this very factor that when these home appliances develop faults and also stop functioning, we get i...

By Jennifer Stone, Favorite Four Letter Word: SOLD
(Big Show Realty)
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Like the perfect temperature of your swimming pool, best depth for inground pool is required to enjoy all of the qualities of your pool. Swimming pool accessories might help to decide the depth of a pool. Swimming pools with slides will have some specific rules depending on the depth and width of...

By Peter Mohylsky, SoWal Expert, Let me help you find your path to the beach.
(Gulf Place @ 30A)
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Checking power source is an obvious ? First step?   Home appliances have become a part every family. They have made our life a lot easier that it is practically difficult for us to consider living without these home appliances. It is as a result of this very factor that when these home appliances...