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 Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
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We love to garden and grow food, which is very easy to do in Haiku Maui.  It's nice to have friends who share this passion, and bring us new plants to try.  Over the years we have incorporated a lot of great herbs into our gardens.From right to left: chili peppers; oregano; turmeric; my chickens!...

By The Temple Team, Specializing in Lake Norman/Charlotte/Charleston
(THE TEMPLE TEAM)
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HELPFUL TIPS FOR YOUR HOME DURING FREEZING WEATHER! • Keep your home heated to a minimum of 65 degrees to keep the inside walls from freezing. • Know where your main water shutoff is located within your home in case a pipe would burst due to freezing.  • Turn on Hot AND Cold faucets to a "slow dr...

By Samuel John, We give you daily about real estate market.
(Daily Real Estate Update)
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Winter is fast approaching and if you live in an area where it snows then you are going to want to be prepared. Clearing snow from your driveway, footpaths and other areas is an activity that you may not like but can be easier if you prepare well and follow some simple tips.1. Choose a high-quali...

By Heidi Johnson, Educator providing resources & tips for busy moms
(Heidi Naturally)
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We think that the government is watching out for us, but the truth is that our labeling laws do not require manufacturers to list all ingredients for cleaning and personal care products. Food labels are the only labels that are accurate because the public spoke up many years ago and insisted on k...

By Desare Kohn-Laski Skye Louis Realty, Residential Real Estate
(Skye Louis Realty)
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Not only should your home look appealing sporting every nice aspect through visual presentations, it should also engage other senses specifically the nose. And there is no better way to engage the nose than by letting it smell as good and pleasing as possible. Don't let your prospects find their ...

By Desare Kohn-Laski Skye Louis Realty, Residential Real Estate
(Skye Louis Realty)
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Listing agreements can differ from one to another. The real differences lie on the clauses and sections of the contract. It is important to carefully read the agreement before signing it. Being knowledgeable on what it states is your best weapon against any possible problems you might face when y...

By Pat Champion, Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs
(Coldwell Banker Camelot Realty)
Comments 10
5 quick, inexpensive improvements for your bathroomImproving your bathroom doesn't have to break the bank. Here are 5 ideas to spruce up your bathroom, without spending lots of money:1.  De-clutter, organize, and add storage with simple plastic organizers for your medicine cabinet or counter-top....

By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
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On October 26, 2018, the National Association of Landscape Professionals vice president of public affairs officer Missy Henriksen published a very helpful report on  Magazine.Realtor about the fallowing list of tips to take care of a yard during Fall.1. Seed,2. Fertilize,3. Cut perennials,4. Rake...

By Steve Stenros, CREIA MCI, ICC, ACI Home Inspector,San Diego
(Poway,La Jolla,Del Mar,Mira Mesa,Carlsbad,Escondido,Temecula)
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If You Have These Smoke Alarms, Get Rid Of Them! There are two types of smoke alarms, photoelectric and ionization. Which one should you use? Ionization alarms respond marginally faster to an open or “fast-flame” fire than a photoelectric smoke alarm. On average, ionization alarms will react abou...

By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
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As many of you know, I've been earning some affiliate income on Amazon. Basically, I write articles that are helpful to my reader such as What is the best area rug padding for hardwood floors?  And, then I recommend the best product for them. It does not cost the customer any extra, but I make am...

By Samuel John, We give you daily about real estate market.
(Daily Real Estate Update)
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Are you looking for something that will improve the appearance of a modern room? The solution is a modern ceiling design that is too often underestimated.Stretch ceilings are probably the most stylish solution for the redesign of a ceiling. These are also known under the terms "lacquered stretch ...

By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
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After buying the cabinets, ordering the quartz countertops was the next order of business. That was last June. But, because this bath remodel is happening at our second home in Hawaii, everything takes longer. There are the normal problems caused by rainstorms, hurricanes and volcano eruptions, t...

By Joyce Marsh, Daytona Beach Florida, Coastal Homes and Lifestyles
(Joyce Marsh Real Estate)
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Do Home Decorating Projects Give you The THRILLS or The CHILLS? Are you mesmerized by those beautiful photographs in home decorating magazines? Have you ever been totally smitten as you scroll through those gorgeous images of perfectly decorated rooms? Or drool with envy over those fabulous homes...

By Joyce Marsh, Daytona Beach Florida, Coastal Homes and Lifestyles
(Joyce Marsh Real Estate)
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Pinterest Inspiration for Creating Beach Glam For Your Home by Joyce Marsh   Ideas for you...Creating Beach Glam For Your Home  My "Create Beach Glam" Board on Pinterest has 1.2K Followers                Check out Over 100 pins of the most beautiful photos, designs, and inspirational ideas to hel...

By Joyce Marsh, Daytona Beach Florida, Coastal Homes and Lifestyles
(Joyce Marsh Real Estate)
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A welcome sight, Azalea’s In Bloom.One of one of the most beautiful flowers blooming in the spring here in Florida are azalea’s.  These azalea’s are blooming right now in my garden and are such a welcome sight. These are mature plants with vibrant fuschia blooms. Azalea’s are a favorite here in C...

By Women of Westchester Working Together, Women helping Women get ahead
(Women of Westchester Working Together)
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Hey, it's Dagmar again from Dagmar's Home. On my blog I have recently shared many ideas and tips on how to enter the Holiday Season as prepared as possible! Every year, I'm getting into the Christmas spirit by putting together my Christmas Home Tour, and I hope I will bring that spirit into other...

By TIM GRISSETT
(Chapman Hall Premier Realtors)
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It’s been a busy year. It almost feels like we completely skipped over spring, summer and fall and found ourselves barreling head first into winter like a kid on an out of control snow sled. With those cold days just around the corner, now is the time to make sure all your heating equipment is sa...

By Inna Ivchenko, Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA
(Barcode Properties)
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Aroma…Some of us care more, some less, but we all agree that smell is one of our most powerful senses. Smell brings memories...makes us feel hungry, happy, sad, sick, relaxed, nostalgic, focused, excited... Essential oils have been always an important part of my life and my journey to clean livin...

By Mike Young, FHA 203k Consultant 916-758-1809
(203kOnLine.com, covering the USA)
Comments 4
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 Jennifer Maker, Home blogger with DIY projects & crafts
(JenniferMaker)
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I visited my local "re-use" center here in Ann Arbor recently, on the search for old shutters. Why? Well, I had an idea on how I could use shutters to create paper storage for my home. And I went as far as to buy some shutters from a big box home improvement store. But when I got home and opened ...