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 Asad Malik, I'm an real estate agent and a house builder.
(Hellgeeks)
Comments 1
Winter season is both fun and challenging so you should be mentally ready to keep you and your home protected. Since the chances of storms are quite higher in the winter, you need to take precautions beforehand by keeping your home prepared for it. The more consciously and wisely you act, the bet...

By Asad Malik, I'm an real estate agent and a house builder.
(Hellgeeks)
Comments 1
There are so many ways to find real estate properties for sale. However, you must act consciously and smartly to make sure that your tricks do wonder to provide you with the best real estate. Here are the 7 simple tips mentioned to help you find incredible real estate deals. HomeworkYou must inve...

By Steven De Nazareth, Digital Marketer and Home Warranty Researcher
(HomeWarrantyReviews.com)
Comments 2
For most homes, the availability of warm and running water is vital to everyday life. Whether its showers, baths and frequent hand-washing to cooking, dish-cleaning, and laundry, you need hot water. The average person could end up using warm water up to 20 times per day. When this is multiplied b...

By Jared Chamberlain
(Chamberlain Real Estate Group)
Comments 1
16 Important Hidden Costs of Home Ownership in Calgary - Chamberlain Real Estate GroupOwning and moving into your first home, or even your 5th home can be very exciting for you and your family. You have probably spent hours or possibly even years looking for this perfect place and now you are mov...

By Kim Anderson, We'll buy your house fast & give you cash for it.
(Kims Properties)
Comments 0
The standard door lock size varies with the style and design of the door. Since doors are not equal, you expect their lock holes to be different. Therefore, when you make your choice, you would want to know the details of the door including the size of the hole.Standard Door Lock Hole Size - Type...

By Chrissy Boltan, Service professional specializing in Real Estate
(Pro Services)
Comments 1
Floods are a common cause of disasters in many parts of the world, including the United States. Flooding can be devastating, with its full consequences often not becoming apparent until some time has passed. Items that survived the flood may succumb to rot and mold even after they dry out, and th...

By Samuel John, We give you daily about real estate market.
(Daily Real Estate Update)
Comments 2
  Among the homebuyers, the practice of purchasing luxury apartment complexes has been gaining more popularity. It leads to the announcement and development of many luxury projects in the ground. Because of the increasing number of luxury projects, it makes buyers always in confusion state on wha...

By Samuel John, We give you daily about real estate market.
(Daily Real Estate Update)
Comments 1
 Renovations are the best way to keep your house in good shape, but not all renovations add value to your home, which is why homeowners prefer to spend their monies on valuable home improvement projects such as improving curb appeal, remodelling the kitchen, and upgrading the bathroom. But what a...

By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
Comments 15
On December 3, 2019, Erica Sweeney published a very good and helpful report on Realtor.com about the fallowing list of tips a living room needs this winter.1. More shelf space,2. A no-fuss fireplace,3. A pretty plant stand,4. More light,5. A swanky bar cabinet,6. An alpaca throw blanket,7. Energy...

By TIM GRISSETT
(Chapman Hall Premier Realtors)
Comments 1
Don’t get discouraged. With a little planning and preparation, it is possible to create the perfect home office for you without going deep into debt to do it.Here’s how:Think about what you need…and don’t need before setting up your home officeWhat motivates you? What do you need to get your work...

By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com)
Comments 11
It’s not too early to start planning Winter is here, but don’t let that get you down! Listen, we know that summer is far away, but it is also an ideal time to (yes, hit the beach and fire up the barbeque) think about doing some DIY home improvement work on your property. The warmer weather and lo...

By Alex Hales, Iam A Real State Agent
(Real State Company)
Comments 2
The real estate market can be a tough cookie to crack, especially when you're selling a home as is. Fortunately, however, there are tons of tips out there for people trying to quickly sell a home in any condition. The key is knowing the market, the buyers, and what your options are.Follow along f...

By Lareina Gould, Residential Architect
(H & Z IT SOlutions)
Comments 2
Are you on a quest for non stick cookware? Here's the skinny...Pros: Foods do not burn or stick easily Easy to Clean Healthier cooking with less oil needed Less expensive Many colors available Cons: Foods do not brown well Most brands are not dishwasher-safe Metal utensils cannot be used Continue...

By Reuben Saltzman, Delivering the Unbiased Truth.
(Structure Tech Home Inspections)
Comments 37
A common question I get about older homes is whether two-prong outlets can safely be changed over to three-prong outlets.  Most home buyers today don't want to be stuck with two-prong outlets throughout the house.  Two-prong outlets can always be changed to three-prong, and this can be accomplish...

By Scott Seaton Jr. Bourbonnais Kankakee IL Home Inspector, The Home Inspector With a Heart!
(SLS Home Inspections-Bradley Bourbonnais Kankakee Manteno)
Comments 5
Did you remember to tuneup your furnace?  Winter has been pretty rough in Bourbonnais, Illinois so far this year. There are a few things that are worse than a furnace acting up in the middle of the winter, but for the life of me I can't think of any right now. Your furnace needs an annual checku...

By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
Comments 6
On November 25, 2019, Houselogic published a very good and helpful report about the fallowing list of homeowners winter maintenance tips for December.1. Clean Light Bulbs and Fixtures,2. Evaluate Homeowner's Insurance,3. Pack a Home Emergency Kit,4. Buy Holiday Lights (After December 25),Perhaps,...

By Samuel John, We give you daily about real estate market.
(Daily Real Estate Update)
Comments 0
A clean house is necessary for numerous reasons. It makes a home really feel wonderful and inviting to stroll into when it is tidy. It additionally creates a healthier atmosphere for those that are living there. Yet cleaning your home can be very exhausting as well as tiring. No one likes to inve...
Renovating the home you love so much can be both exciting and frustrating at the same time.For one, you are bringing a new look and feel to your home. In the process, this can mean tying up rooms and having to live a less than normal life.So, if renovations are in the works for your home, where m...

By Richa Nayyar
(Coming service)
Comments 0
It is increasingly difficult to identify a Good Dentist in US, we are bombarded with advertising, continuous messages, surprising news, etc …Countries where health advertising is free, do so in order to increase competition and thus lower prices, it is true that this is true, but in this environm...

By Richa Nayyar
(Coming service)
Comments 0
If you are like most people the mere sight of a cockroach will make you shudder. You have a good reason! Cockroaches don’t just look a little odd, they can also be surprisingly dangerous.You may not realize it but cockroaches carry many different diseases. Of course, it should be noted that these...