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 Granite Heroes, Marble, Granite & Terrazzo Restoration
(Granite Heroes)
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       Bloomingdale Stone Restoration Contractors  Date: 02-7-19  County: Du Page  City: Bloomingdale, IL 60108  Job Details: Project 1: Fix broken Granite Coffee TableThis granite coffee table was cracked into 3  during pieces a home remodel. It was a total accident but regardless the Bloomingd...

By Granite Heroes, Marble, Granite & Terrazzo Restoration
(Granite Heroes)
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       Buffalo Grove Stone Restoration  Date: 02-05-19  County: Cook  City: Buffalo Grove, IL 60089  Job Details: Kitchen Countertop & Travertine Floor Polishing Service This was a really enjoyable project because the home was empty and we got to listen to some music while doing what we do, poli...

By Granite Heroes, Marble, Granite & Terrazzo Restoration
(Granite Heroes)
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       Cicero Stone Restoration Contractors  Date: 01-22-19  County: Cook  City: Cicero, IL 60804  Job Details: Brown marble is a very common species of marble , popular and easy to repair and maintain. Brown marble should be cleaned with a neutral or alkalynic cleaning agent. Never acids or ble...

By Granite Heroes, Marble, Granite & Terrazzo Restoration
(Granite Heroes)
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   Clarendon Hills Stone Restoration Contractors  Date: 02-16-19  County: Cook  City: Clarendon Hills, IL 60514  Job Details: Counter top vanities come in every look, feel and function you can think of. This project when have creme marble bathroom vanity with a sink mounted on the exterior of th...

By Mullen Real Estate Team, Broker, Realtor, CPA, MBA (MA & CT)
(RE/MAX Professional Associates)
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You flip a light switch and nothing happens. And you just changed the bulb yesterday. What gives?Do you really need to call an electrician? Maybe not. The easiest and least expensive solution could be to replace the switch altogether. Best of all, you won’t need a $90-per-hour (or more!) electric...

By Granite Heroes, Marble, Granite & Terrazzo Restoration
(Granite Heroes)
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   Des Plaines Stone Restoration Contractors  Date: 02-17-19  County: Cook  City: Des Plaines, IL 60016  Job Details: Natural stone is used in a large variety of home furnishings. In this Des Plaines stone care & restoration project,we fix & remove spots from a black marble fire place. We also t...

By Granite Heroes, Marble, Granite & Terrazzo Restoration
(Granite Heroes)
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       Carpentersville Stone Restoration Contractors  Date: 02-02-19  County: Cook  City: Carpentersville, IL 60110  Job Details: Slate flooring was very popular during 1960's-80's as a high end flooring option for home endways. The Chicagoland areas more established cities are littered with sla...

By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
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You may have questions about real estate and first landcaping projects after moving in and not sure whom to ask? You could ask me as your personal Realtor "OR" you could ask the usually reliable but sometimes erratic "Garden Gnomes". You prefer to start with the garden gnomes, you say. OK, OK. Yo...

By Asad Malik, I'm an real estate agent and a house builder.
(Hellgeeks)
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Roofing scams have become more common than one can imagine. Since your roof gives you protection against outside environment and dangers, it is your responsibility as a homeowner to pick and choose a person who is responsible enough to take care of it properly.Here are 7 tips which can help a hom...

By Asad Malik, I'm an real estate agent and a house builder.
(Hellgeeks)
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Since flooring is a huge investment of your life, it is important to ensure that you get the right one for your home. If you have knowledge and information regarding every aspect of flooring, it would help keep it in best use for a longer time period.Here are 10 expert flooring tips mentioned for...

By Chrissy Boltan, Service professional specializing in Real Estate
(Pro Services)
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A water softener is designed to get soft or regenerated water free of unwanted salts. Water softeners have grown in popularity throughout the last few years due to its various benefits that it offers. Below is a list of the benefits of soft water that have made this technology as popular as it is...

By Karen Borden
(Legend Realty)
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A weather event with damage that is tricky to diagnose on the roof is hail. The damage can be hard to see and may take a while to manifest itself, says Hoff. It may seem that the only possible damage from hail is puncture, and that it should be pretty evident. But an actual breach is an extreme e...
We’re blessed with excellent weather in South Florida. Warm winters and relatively cool summers allow us to go the whole year without fretting over energy costs.But energy efficiency should be a top priority for any homeowner. There’s no need to throw money out the window when you can caulk that ...

By Richard Daskam, Your Real Estate Consultant
(Keller Williams Coastal Properties)
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The Median cost of Kitchen Remodel is $60,000!!!The last kitchen remodel I did was only $26,000....wow. 

By Susan Sechrist, New West Realty, LLC
(New West Realty, LLC)
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If you’re a current homeowner, or in the market to buy, you’re probably curious about the latest trends in home design.Sellers who make strategic updates before listing a property can generate increased interest from buyers and, in some cases, a premium selling price.  Buyers should consider whic...

By Tamra Lee Ulmer, FORCE~NRBA ~ Over 1000 REO Assets SOLD!
(Arizona Resource Realty)
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Remodeling your bathroom will definitely cost you a fortune – so basically you want to give your bathroom a new look without furnishing any funds down to the toilet. Well here are ways wherein you can save a lot during your bathroom remodel. HAVE A PLAN BEFORE YOU START Working with a designer or...

By Samuel John, We give you daily about real estate market.
(Daily Real Estate Update)
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A roof is an essential segment of the house that protects your entire home along with family and possessions. It is the main reasons why you ensure that your roof repairs or replacement should be performed by professionals. There are many roofing companies now offer roof repairs, so you can pick ...

By Kate Steven, Best Real Estate Blog
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There are services that we need in certain situations. If the car causes problems, we go to the nearest garage - if you have locked yourself out, you need a locksmith. What do these services have in common? They usually have to be done quickly because they are emergencies. This also includes a bu...

By Chrissy Boltan, Service professional specializing in Real Estate
(Pro Services)
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If you’re looking to build a pool, it’s essential to know about the steps to building a pool as well. Below is a step by step guide on the process to building a pool.10 Steps to Building a Pool - A Brief Guide Project DesignFirst, you will have to design your project with the help of professional...

By Granite Heroes, Marble, Granite & Terrazzo Restoration
(Granite Heroes)
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       Berwyn Stone Restoration  Date: 02-02-19  County: Cook  City: Berwyn, IL 60402  Job Details: First portion of this Berwyn stone restoration project was to clean and degrease the floor. After we had the floor totally cleaned we evaluated the marble to see how badly the floor is scratched, ...