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.


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By Samuel John, We give you daily about real estate market.
(Daily Real Estate Update)
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 The majority of people hardly think about plumbing. But that's until they are faced by a plumbing issue. While some plumbing issues are DIY, others are dangerous and can cause serious damage to your property. It is through plumbing that we have access to water that is safe for our health and can...

By Ann Nguyen, Lake Tahoe Truckee Homes For Sale
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
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If your bathrooms are feeling a little dated or worse for wear, here are some tile ideas to give them an elevated look. Herringbone Marble Tile If you’re not the type who buys into trends, you can rest assured that this classic herringbone pattern will look just as stylish twenty years from now a...

By Andrea Curtis United Country Premier Properties Certified Military Relocation Professional, U C INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR OF MILITARY PROPERTIES
(United CountryPremier Properties)
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Your roof is a critical part of your home. Protecting you from the elements all year round, your roof takes the brunt of any weather that passes through your town. That exposure every single day can lead to wear and tear and sometimes repair. Spring in Texas. The FLASH of lightning the CRASH of t...

By Saheer Gurjot, I build custom home and offer complete home renova
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Are you planning on installing a new deck? Building a deck is a great way to improve the look for your outdoor area and make the space more enjoyable for gatherings. But one of the things you have to figure out early on is what kind of material you're going to use for your deck. Vinyl is one of t...

By Saheer Gurjot, I build custom home and offer complete home renova
(link home builders)
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Are you thinking about getting siding for your home? Maybe you're undertaking a re-siding project. As you may already know, vinyl is one of the best materials that you can use. It's durable, versatile, easy to maintain, and affordable. But you still have to think about how to get the best vinyl a...

By Danish Mehmood, Iam A Real State Agent
(Real State Company)
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 Do you think you have what it takes to be a good property manager? There are more than 300,000 property managers in the United States.Not all of them have a great reputation. Many are seen as slumlords and they treat their renters unfairly. You certainly don’t want to have that reputation.Read o...

By Danish Mehmood, Iam A Real State Agent
(Real State Company)
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When it comes time to sell you home, we know more than most that everything needs to be perfect. The sales process can be complicated enough when dealing with picky buyers, low-ballers, and incredibly critical inspectors.However, what if your house doesn't pass the inspection due to a roof that n...

By Micheal John
(Micheal John)
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Using modern interior planning ideas can provide you with the very best decor for your house, office, or workplace, and you will notice that it may provide your space a brand new, trendy feel. Lots of people question the things they can perform to enhance the design of their property, and you’ll ...

By Danish Mehmood, Iam A Real State Agent
(Real State Company)
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 Are you and your family getting ready for the melty, lazy days of summer? Is your house ready for the heat?The last thing you need during the summer is problems with your home that leave everyone high and dry.Here is a summer home maintenance checklist that will keep you ahead of the game.1. Ext...

By Danish Mehmood, Iam A Real State Agent
(Real State Company)
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There’s a reason why the smart home market revenue is estimated to reach 141 billion by 2023 — it makes people’s lives easier. Not only does it make managing your home simpler, but it can also save you money on utilities.However, some people may not be 100% onboard with the idea of home automatio...

By Joe Gonzalez, NMLS# 126036 (610) 739-6563
(CrossCountry Mortgage, LLC NMLS #3029)
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Nearly everyone has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in some way. While many people are getting tired of being cooped up in their homes, the home improvement industry has actually been able to stay afloat. Furthermore, it is actually thriving. Because many people are trapped in their homes ...

By Danish Mehmood, Iam A Real State Agent
(Real State Company)
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Before putting your house up for sale, there are some things that you need to do that will help to start the process of getting your house ready to sell. In this article, we will give you a list of things that need to be done to prepare your home.By doing these things, you'll not only ensure that...

By Danish Mehmood, Iam A Real State Agent
(Real State Company)
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Did you know that stairs can be found in nature? Unfortunately, that doesn't mean a staircase will begin growing in your home anytime soon.When it comes to materials used for staircases, you'll be glad to now that you have options. The real problem might be deciding on which to choose and why.Kee...

By Sandra Nickel, The Hat Team
(Sandra Nickel REALTORS)
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Everyone has different tastes when it comes to home decor, and window dressing is no exception. While most of what we see in magazines and home websites are windows covered in draperies, that may not be what we have in mind for our own home. What are the alternatives? There are plenty of differen...

By Anna Chroscicki, Realtor - St. Lucie County affordable Real Estate
(Re/Max Masterpiece Realty)
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 Sustainability is not only a trend in our lifestyles but also in interior design. Consider adding sustainable elements to your home, like repurposed furniture or energy-efficient lighting. Sustainability will not only save you money in the long run, but it is also a gorgeous aesthetic.       
Regardless of where you live, heavy rain can have lasting effects on your home if you are not taking proper care of your ceilings, pipes, leaks etc. Mold, unfortunately, can grow on everything, and if you live in a place where rain is not as common, a heavy rainstorm on a vulnerable place in your...

By Joe Gonzalez, NMLS# 126036 (610) 739-6563
(CrossCountry Mortgage, LLC NMLS #3029)
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If you have paid attention to the news recently, you have probably heard about the coronavirus pandemic which also goes by the name COVID-19. Those who are exposed to the virus might be asked to place themselves in quarantine. Some states have even told their residents to shelter in place. While ...

By Danish Mehmood, Iam A Real State Agent
(Real State Company)
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Painting is one of the easiest ways to give you home a breath of fresh air. Whether that old room requires a revamp or a perfect coat for your recently completed abode, choosing the right color is critical.Here’s how to choose paint colors that best suit your home.Why Painting Your Home Is Import...

By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities)
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 May 26, 2020 Bob CraneThroughout the years, the construction industry, and the trends that it follows, have changed significantly. While some key elements in construction tend to stay more or less the same, in other areas the industry needs to be adaptable to keep up with the changing wants and ...

By David Jackson, MBA, Financial lending analyst
(Olympus Labs)
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 If you’re looking to update your home or are wanting to do a fit-out on a new house, you might still be deciding on whether you’re going to use shutters, blinds or curtains. Plantation shutters might be one such option that you’ve discovered in your research, and you may already have some idea o...