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 Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com)
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So, You've found a nice house in the neighborhood that you like, but you are concerned with having new carpet or flooring, updated kitchen or bathroom, window replacements, getting a new paint job, or having energy efficient appliances, or you need that washer, dryer, and refrigerator added into ...

By David Jackson, MBA, Financial lending analyst
(Olympus Labs)
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Your mattress is one of the most important elements for a good night’s sleep. If your mattress is low-quality, or if it’s in bad shape, you aren’t going to be able to get a good night’s sleep. On top of that, you may suffer health problems like aggravated allergies or worse.Over time, mattresses ...

By John Tabbart, Finding the Most Shared Content & Key Influencers
(Investment Properties)
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The garage door is comprised of various parts and components. When the garage door fails to work, it can be any of these parts. If you have pushed the button for raising the garage door and heard an awful noise when the door stops, then it can be the pulley. If your garage door pulley broke, this...

By TIM GRISSETT
(Chapman Hall Premier Realtors)
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Regular maintenance is an ongoing process for every homeowner. Keeping up with smaller projects is essential if you want to avoid major problems down the road.With a little bit of preventative maintenance, you can ensure that your home remains beautiful and efficient for years to come. Here are s...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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Should You Reface your Kitchen Cabinets Before Selling? Many homes in Winnetka and the North Shore have beautiful (and not very old)  kitchens with wood cabinets. Nowadays, the current trend of white or painted kitchens is going strong and stained wood cabinets scream “dated.” If you are planning...

By Joseph Doohan, I offer business strategy advice for realtors
(Joseph Doohan)
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This is going to be a tiling related blog post detailing why it is important to waterproof wet rooms, showers and bathrooms before tiling. The reason to waterproof before tilingBefore tiling a wet area, the substrate must be waterproofed or "tanked". The reason for this is to prevent mould and / ...

By Rono Williams
(Versil)
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Many families would rather avoid the stress of moving because of the intense planning and work involved, however, it is inevitable sometimes. In most cases, the services of professional movers will be used to make the experience less hectic. Moving might take a few days depending on the property ...

By Velva Dunn, residential sales,new homes and relocation
(Velva Dunn)
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We spend 80% more time indoors than out of doors and indoor air pollution is one of the top environmental risks to public health. Improving your building’s indoor air quality has many benefits, from improving health and comfort to increasing productivity. Having your indoor air quality tested on ...

By Joseph Doohan, I offer business strategy advice for realtors
(Joseph Doohan)
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Are you going to tile a room in your home? Going to do a little DIY project? in this post I am going to talk about how to cut tiles accurately.The factors for an accurate cutThere are a number of factors that dictate how to cut tiles accurately which include: Size of the tile Tile material The ti...

By Kate Steven, Best Real Estate Blog
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If you’re searching for a reliable kitchen contractor, then the prescreened contractors at Bright Builders could be an excellent choice. Before you commit to us, or any kitchen contractor, it’s important to ensure that all of your bases are covered. If this is the first time you’re hiring a kitch...

By Nick Marr, Promoting real estate internationally
(TRINIDIGITAL )
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 Are you planning on selling your home? Before you put your house on the market, it is a good idea to take a close look at the interior and exterior to consider what might be upgraded for a potentially higher sale price.  If you’re looking to put your home on the market among Ottawa real estate, ...

By Asad Malik, I'm an real estate agent and a house builder.
(Hellgeeks)
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You would definitely need a temporary power pole to keep your equipment and tools running at your construction site. So, you must pick a reliable and trustworthy company which can cater to your needs for installation with its temporary power solutions. The more research you do the better off you’...

By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
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 Episode 3 - Turning This House Into A Home We invite you to join us this week for the 3rd Episode of Turning This House Into A Home presented by Elite Realty Group. So far we have revealed the house to you, completed all the demolition work, and painted the interior. This week we will be working...

By Curtis Van Carter, Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire
(Better Homes & Gardens Wine Country Group)
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For all Calistoga properties for sale click hereMedian prices, average days on marketcurrent for sale                55,  med price $1,695,000, avg days on market 89current sale pendings       5,  med price $999,000, avg days on market 130sold in last 6 months      20,  med price $945,655, avg da...

By John Tabbart, Finding the Most Shared Content & Key Influencers
(Investment Properties)
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Carpet can be a great way to add comfort and beauty to your house. Although maintaining it correctly is rather important. You have to keep it clean and dry all the time. Excessive exposure to water can cause growth of molds on your carpet. These molds can even leave a spot behind even after clean...

By Kate Steven, Best Real Estate Blog
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Security cameras create a sense of security. Now a days with the increasing risk of burglary security has become a necessity. You cannot trust locks at your house, they are now easy to break and a thief can break in quite smoothly.Security cameras are of various sizes and shapes. Some are domed s...

By Jeremy Wrenn, C.O.O., Winslow Homes
(Winslow Homes)
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CHIMNEY CORNER BOARD REPAIR IN WAKE FOREST, NC   We recently performed some closing punchlist work for a new customer through a referral from a real estate agent in Wake Forest, NC.  We did a good job, and the customer asked us to come back to repair all of his rotted trim. This house was foreclo...

By Asad Malik, I'm an real estate agent and a house builder.
(Hellgeeks)
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There are a lot of people who wish to make tons of money on Airbnb but there are a few who actually succeed. If you also want to be an amazing host on Airbnb, you need to act wisely and consciously. Here are 8 Airbnb Host tips mentioned which can surely help you make more money if you follow them...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
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One More Reason for Editing All of Our “Stuff” When we moved back to my hometown of Houston, I made it a point not to move items that I no longer used, needed, or wanted.  To paraphrase the words of our latest organizing guru (Marie Kondo), if it didn’t bring me joy, it was gone.  The impact of c...

By Samuel John, We give you daily about real estate market.
(Daily Real Estate Update)
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The plumbing system of your home can be vulnerable to damages. After spotting damage you may try temporary fixes for those leaking gutters or pipes, but the arrangement will not last long. The role of a plumbing contractor for ensuring the proper functioning of the system is indispensable. Imagin...