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 Kerry L Klun, Broker/Owner, 321-626-5868
(Palm Realty)
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Leather is a costly material, so buying bags, shoes, sofa or clothes in this material can set you back a few dollars. Having paid top dollar for the leather sofa or purse, you logically always want to keep the item in good shape. Sadly, leather is tough to clean. Regardless of their durability, u...

By Tiffany Hayden, We support real estate agent pros in the U.S.
(Top 10 Contractor)
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What is the best flooring for kitchen and bath? Can you get a cost-effective solution with better functionality? While choosing the flooring for your bathroom and kitchen, you need to understand your lifestyle, budget, and your personal preference to get the best suitable one. A restricted budget...

By Stieg Strand, Always showing up and working hard for you
(RE/MAX Results)
Comments 1
  Victoria, Minnesota has a lot to offer. It is a quiet relaxed southwestern suburb of Minneapolis. Victoria has also earned the nickname, "The City of Lakes and Parks" as it has over 200 acres of reserved land "green space", 22 Parks, and 12 Lakes! Click HERE for a map of all the Victoria Parks....

By Paul Antonelli, Broker Owner; Antonelli Realty
(Antonelli Realty)
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NEW YORK – April 12, 2019 – The Amazon Echo, Dot and other Alexa-enabled devices don't often play well together in the same house – particularly if they're within earshot of each other. That wasn't a problem because most of us had only one smart speaker – if we had any at all.But that's changing ...

By Supreme Air Duct Svc, Serving ALL of So CA! Air Duct Cleaning Experts
(Supreme Air Duct Services 888-784-0746)
Comments 1
PERRIS KITCHEN EXHAUST HOOD CLEANING 951-220-8608Licensed and InsuredA+ Rated BBB Accredited Business Perris, CAOpen 7 DaysCertified Technicians and Outstanding Customer Service Always!Kitchen Exhaust Hood Cleaning Perris, Moreno Valley and more!NFPA #96 requires all commercial kitchen hood syste...

By Chrissy Boltan, Service professional specializing in Real Estate
(Pro Services)
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Do you want to upgrade or renovate your bathroom? Then the first thing that you must consider is flooring. If you are looking for some of the best and unique bathroom floor ideas, then you are in the right place. You should choose a type of flooring which is easier to maintain, as well as a great...

By Tommy Wyher, I am an freelance writer and professional marketer
(Husky Marketing)
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Heavy duty flooring paper holds many uses for your home projects. This paper can provide a protective layer for your floor covering during do-it-yourself and crafting projects as well as home improvement projects. This easy-to-use paper can absorb spills and splatters while providing a scratch b...

By Tania Matthews, Orlando, FL Real Estate
(Tania Matthews Team)
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Maintenance is a natural by-product of owning a home and properly maintaining a home is one of the best ways to prevent water damage. It needs to be done, otherwise, you could be looking at costly water losses, repairs, and insurance claims. Water damage is one of the most common and costly disas...

By Stieg Strand, Always showing up and working hard for you
(RE/MAX Results)
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Home that needs a lot of remodeling to make into a cute "Mid Century Cottage" or possible tear down on HUGE triple (already plotted!) lot, with Lake Minnetonka views 6 months a year, and 50 feet from the Bike Trail.  CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS 

By John Anello, Stamford Area Electrician, Call Safe and Sound Electric at 203-536-0021
(Safe and Sound Electric LLC)
Comments 28
I would like to explain what exactly is a GFI. A GFI, or GFCI, as it is known, stands for Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter. It looks like a regular outlet, but it has two little buttons in the middle. There’s a test button and a reset button, and they are designed to turn off when they detect mo...

By Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
(www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310)
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A Green Spring - Charlotte Homeowner Tips It’s spring cleaning time — and time for all things growing and green. Speaking of ‘green,’ how green is your house? Upgrading some of your home’s features to be more environmentally friendly can improve your home’s value and save you some ‘green’ in the ...

By Pat Champion, Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs
(Coldwell Banker Camelot Realty)
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LIGHT UP YOUR LIFE—OUTSIDE! 7 outdoor lighting tips for your house and yardReal Simple online offers these helpful tips on outdoor lighting: Include these three types: Ambient lighting is general lighting for a larger area. Task lighting includes pathway lights, deck lights, and security lights. ...

By John Alesi, (Orange County California Real Estate)
(Century 21 Award)
Comments 1
7 easy upgrades to transform your kitchenRenovate CabinetsThis can be as easy as painting old worn looking cabinets with a new contemporary color. Currently in 2019, white is the preferred color but that may change as trends evolve. You could also REPLACE outdated style cabinets with new doors an...

By Joe Gonzalez, NMLS# 134407 (610) 739-6563
(GMH Mortgage Services LLC)
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Perform roof maintenance on sunny days when there’s less chance of slipping. Blocking off a weekend twice a year gives you plenty of time to complete the items below without rushing or taking unnecessary risks. The beginning of spring and fall present the best opportunities to complete your maint...

By Asad Malik, I'm an real estate agent and a house builder.
(Hellgeeks)
Comments 1
A roof installation or replacement is a huge decision which has a great impact on the home. Since it is also one of the huge investments, it is important to make sure that everything goes right to enjoy its benefits to the fullest.Here are some of the benefits of a new roof mentioned. Return on I...

By Chrissy Boltan, Service professional specializing in Real Estate
(Pro Services)
Comments 1
Have you ever thought of updating the exterior of your home and wondered if and how can you paint metal garage doors? Metal garage doors are durable and long-lasting, however just as any other door would, they get scratched, worn out and start to peel and crack. You can call a professional to tak...

By Crystal Simmons, A present for the self.
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A house is a comfort zone for you and your family. However, its comfort depends on your input. The living room, for instance, is where the family gathers. You stream Netflix together, watch Nickelodeon, or have your little discussions or arguments as a family. Arranging furniture in your living r...

By Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM, Associate Broker
(Harry Norman, REALTORS® )
Comments 5
Thank you Chrissy Boltan for your original blog.  Making transitions in life can be hard and tedious. Moving your home from one place to the next takes a lot of discipline and organization to pack and move with ease. Looking at your home and trying to imagine everything in boxes may be very overw...

By Asad Malik, I'm an real estate agent and a house builder.
(Hellgeeks)
Comments 1
Since a roof is the most important part of your life and home, you need to keep it protected to be able to live peacefully inside your home. As rooftop is often out of sight, it is important for the homeowner to be conscious and attentive to make sure that the roof is well-maintained and secured ...

By Asad Malik, I'm an real estate agent and a house builder.
(Hellgeeks)
Comments 0
Having a roof skylight installed in your home is as important a decision as getting a new roof or gutter system is. It is important to analyze the benefits of a roof skylight to ensure that you make the best calculated and informed decision.Here are some of the benefits of having a roof skylight ...