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.

Trending blogs on Home Improvement

 

By Mullen Real Estate Team, Realtor, CPA, CDPE, MBA
(RE/MAX Professional Associates)
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By: Houselogic.com No need for fancy DIY skills, a lot of money, or a ton of time to pull off these yard upgrades. It’s your yard — yours to do with as you wish. And while that’s great, that doesn’t mean you have to be one of those people who spends every spare moment in their yard, sprucing it u...

By Sandra Nickel, The Hat Team
(Sandra Nickel REALTORS)
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A cluttered house can be overwhelming.  You might be frozen in fear of decluttering because you just don’t even know where to start.  When you’ve worked all week and you finally have some free time, the last thing you want to do is clean up the house. But trust me, once you declutter, you will be...

By Barbara Hobbs, Lic. FL, AL & MA.
(RE/MAX Professional Associates)
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By: Leanne Potts Size problems. Shade problems. The wind-is-blowing-our-cocktails-over problems. Summertiiiime and the living is supposed to be easy — but not if you live on a hot mess of a patio. Whether it’s dying plants, a view of your neighbor’s garbage cans, or mosquitos that threaten to dra...

By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
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Six years ago, when we bought our home, I was looking for a way to secure the sliding door...not just from outside intruders... I was babysitting the grands at the time and wanted to control their access to outside.My daughter recommended a great home security product called BurglaBar. BurglaBar ...

By Barbara Hobbs, Lic. FL, AL & MA.
(RE/MAX Professional Associates)
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By: Jamie Wiebe These backyard ideas will make your small space look and feel BIGGER. Don’t think of your microscopic yard as a curse. So what if it’s technically a small concrete slab that baaarely accommodates a half-sized Weber grill? Or if your flagstone patio is just big enough for you, a lo...

By Richard Daskam, Your Real Estate Consultant
(Keller Williams Coastal Properties)
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What are the most popular Home Improvement projects this year? 

By Joyce Marsh, Daytona Beach Florida, Waterfront and Coastal Lifestyle Properties
(Premier Sotheby's International Realty)
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Pool Safety Tips for HomeownersHome Pool Safety Tips Tips for maintaining a safe and secure environment around your home swimming pool or hot tub.1) Children must be supervised at all times. Never leave children alone around pools.2) Designate a responsible person to watch over the water when peo...

By Mike Sackman, Broker in Charge, ABR, CDPE
(Homes Finder Realty Group)
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Owning a home can bring some anxiety when it comes to dealing with unexpected repairs. According to to a recent report, most homeowners say that home repairs and maintenance top the list of worries when it comes to owning a home.According to Holden Lewis, NerdWallet’s home analyst, “When you buy ...

By john wayne, I am wayne john A real state marketer
(hunts)
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In the internet era, everything is done with the perfect and smart technology. Most of the people can completely work with the smart devices. With the advent of the technology, each and every process of the home becomes smart. An irrigation system is a critical part for many homeowners in these d...

By Mike Young, FHA 203k Consultant 916-758-1809
(203kOnLine.com, covering the USA)
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Want to learn more about the 203k & renovation loans?Our new radio program starts next Sunday 7 January 2017 from 1-2 pm. Click on the link above to get more details and call in numbers, etc. Please join us if you can, call in or email us to get your specific questions answered on the air. Some o...

By Mike Young, FHA 203k Consultant 916-758-1809
(203kOnLine.com, covering the USA)
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How many contractors should I get to bid my project?So you send out your project bid request to two contractors and find that one of them is very low on half the items and the other is very low on the other half of the items... The temptation is there to have each of them do what they were low bi...

By Mike Young, FHA 203k Consultant 916-758-1809
(203kOnLine.com, covering the USA)
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Range hood venting - FHA 203k loan or any other installation as well. I keep seeing more and more flexible duct being used as range hood vent ducting. THAT IS A BIG NO NO.As a former manufacturer of flexible duct and knowing the installation instructions it is clear that the contractors using thi...

By Mike Young, FHA 203k Consultant 916-758-1809
(203kOnLine.com, covering the USA)
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Living "Rent Free" in AmericaAmerican's bred and born in America are less apt to see the potential for the FHA 203k to build wealth, but foreign born Americans see it right now and access this powerful strategy to get established and make money in America.In the mid to late 1990's it was the Hisp...

By Mike Young, FHA 203k Consultant 916-758-1809
(203kOnLine.com, covering the USA)
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Got a call from a new consultants in Ft. Lauderdale who had two loan referrals and didn't clearly understand how to find a lender - guys...and gal LO's out there. If you are a 203k lender in the Ft. Lauderdale area... you need to let us know. it is reciprocal so expect to throw some work their wa...

By john wayne, I am wayne john A real state marketer
(hunts)
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Paving jobs, regardless of whether they are huge or small, ought to be considered very important and planned well. For any individual who is new to commercial paving contractors willing to carry out the activity at Harrisburg PA, then the Willies Paving company provides the best servicer for you....

By Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate
(Respect Realty LLC)
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Recently, one of my clients got real lucky when they went to buy some kitchen cabinets.  Instead of making a huge commission and keeping their mouth shut, the salesman advised my clients that they should talk to another department at the county.You see, what had happened was my clients were looki...

By Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(DFW FINE PROPERTIES)
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by Patricia Feager, 4/25/18 While visiting Elite Appliance located at 4901 Alpha RD #300, in Dallas, TX, I confirmed the elegance of the color RED in kitchen appliances is just as beautiful in America as I saw in Switzerland and Italy in recent travels. For more information about Elite Appliance,...

By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
Comments 4
On May 21, 2018, Terri Williams published the fallowing helpful report on www.Realtor.com about to avoid doing the fallowing list of DIY plumbing work, and better give the work to a professional plumber.1. Switching a toilet seat,2. Replacing the toilet flapper,3. Changing the faucets,4. Replacin...

By Charles Fugate, Real estate agent in Autaugaville, AL
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 For many North Americans, one of the most appealing things about home ownership is the freedom it allows to make changes and adjustments. Renovations make it possible to customize your house to your specific needs — and if they are done well, they can also increase its value significantly. But w...

By Allstate Construction Roofing, Roof Repair, Roof Replacement, Restoration
(Allstate Construction Roofing)
Comments 0
Metal roofing is a huge category that includes factory-formed and finished roofing panels as well as roofing panels that are cut and formed at the building site. Metal roofing has a long history of use on houses, farm structures, and commercial buildings. Its main limitation is that it's not suit...