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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       Burr Ridge Stone Restoration  Date: 02-02-19  County: DuPage  City: Burr Ridge, IL 60527  Job Details: Project 1: Travertine is a limestone that's as hard as marble. Travertine showers were a big design trend 10 years ago and are very common in the Chicago land area. This Burr Ridge showe...

By Granite Heroes, Marble, Granite & Terrazzo Restoration
(Granite Heroes)
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       Bartlett Stone Restoration  Date: 02-05-19  County: Du Page  City: Bartlett, IL 60103  Job Details: Bartlett is a suburb in the north west suburbs of the Chicagoland Area. This project consisted of 2 different floors at 2 different locations for 1 of our stone floor restoration clients.  ...

By Reuben Saltzman, Delivering the Unbiased Truth.
(Structure Tech Home Inspections)
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Last week I mentioned that municipal inspectors will sometimes miss important details on permit inspections, partially because they just don't have the time to go over every little detail on a home the way that a private inspector does.  That reminded me of another aspect of municipal inspection...

By Joyce Thomas, Your Home Sold Guaranteed!
(The Thomas Group Brokered by eXp Realty)
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Does your home look like a storage locker or a pack rat’s dream? If so, it’s time to purge, declutter, and refresh. As your local real estate professional, I want to share with you this insightful infographic on how to efficiently and easily declutter your home. All without feeling overwhelmed, o...

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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You know how some products annoy you in life but you continue to use the item because it works, figuring the irritation factor is just part of the deal? No? Well, you must live a much more charmed life than I. Actually, when I think about how my husband handles these things versus myself, well, I...

By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
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On January 4, 2019, Whitney Coy published a very helpful report on Realtor.com about the fallowing list of inexpensive home staging tips.1. Depersonalize,2. Declutter,3. Nix the extra storage,4. Deep clean,5. Change the furniture layout,6. Let there be light,7. Reduce your furniture,Perhaps, ther...

By Chrissy Boltan, Service professional specializing in Real Estate
(Pro Services)
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Knowing how to adjust a garage door chain is a crucial part of ensuring the system works effectively. A chain that’s either too tight or too loose may result in sprocket noise. To achieve proper tension, be sure to release the door from the opener before making any adjustments. A properly adjuste...

By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
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On February 4, 2019, Erin Grifford published a very helpful report on Realtor.com about the fallowing list of latest new design trends for 2019.1. In the bedroom,2. On the ceiling,3. As an'urban' accent,4. In the kitchen,5. On the outside of your home,6. Around your fireplace,7. On your headboard...

By Donald Payne, What's your Vision..
(Vision Realty)
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I'm sure there are several things but this one thing really reveals how old a kitchen is... The pop-out window in the kitchen. We've all seen them, heck we might even still have one, but you know what I'm talking about; those pop out glass windows in a kitchen, usually over the sink, that homeown...

By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com)
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Kitchen Cabinet Details That Will Make You Say “Wow” Kitchen Remodel Can Serve You WellThere are many reasons to remodel your kitchen. On the one hand, a modern kitchen may bring your property more value. On the other, you may need to remodel owing simply to the ravishing time gives any human arc...

By Kate Steven, Best Real Estate Blog
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If your house has been on the market for a while, without leading to any solid offers or at least to a substantial amount of interested buyers, it might be time for a change. As any realtor will tell you, staging your house the right way can instantly transform your home from a ‘pass’ to a ‘catch...

By Kate Steven, Best Real Estate Blog
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It is commonly said that you will not get anything to brown in a non-stick coated cookware. This is quite true as stainless steel is the only way to go for beautifully browned meats. This article tends to highlight some of the most important tips for using stainless steel cookware safely but befo...

By Kate Steven, Best Real Estate Blog
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The fact is that hot and cold water is becoming one of the most important things that we need every day. We need hot water for coffee, tea as well as instant soups and cold water to quench our thirst, especially during the summer season. For this purpose, all of us need the best water coolers and...

By Kate Steven, Best Real Estate Blog
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On February 4, 2019, Erin Grifford published a very helpful report on Realtor.com about the fallowing list of latest new design trends for 2019. 1. In the bedroom,2. On the ceiling,3. As an'urban' accent,4. In the kitchen,5. On the outside of your home,6. Around your fireplace,7. On your headboa...

By Cecilia Rodriguez, Realtor - Riverside California Real Estate
(First Team Real Estate)
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El precio promedio de las casas en Platinum Triangle en Anaheim CA, fue de $342,500, en Diciembre 2018. El precio promedio de las casas listadas de venta fuer de $385,500. El precio por pie cuadrado de las casas de venta fue de $441. Las casas tomaron 5 dias en el Mercado de Real Estate. Hay 0 Ca...

By Peter Mark, House Value
(House Value)
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So you're thinking of painting your house and maybe you don't have time to do it yoursels. Just how much does it cost to paint a house these days? Well I can tell your from my experience in painting houses it really depends on many factors. The common main factors that go into a house paint estim...

By Bruce Kunz, REALTOR®, Brick & Howell NJ Homes for Sale
(C21 Solid Gold Realty, Brick, NJ, 732-920-2100)
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Kim Anderson (https://activerain.com/profile/kimsellsyourhomefast) shared the Great post about making your Air Conditioning system it's most efficient. Having an annual inspction & system service performed is paramount.Hope it helps! Once the air from your coolant system isn't blowing frigid enou...

By Caroline DeVore, Stowe Vermont Lodging, VT Bed and Breakfast Inn, Vacation Homes, Caroline DeVore | Stowe Meadows Lodge, Stowe VT
(Stowe Meadows Lodge, Stowe VT Romantic and Luxurious Inn)
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12 Home Design Improvement ideas you should consider when building your new home.  These simple gems will return huge dividends and may increase your home's value There is SO much to consider when building a home.  Whether you are building your primary residence or a vacation home, these tips may...

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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Yes, I get asked how is that kitchen remodel with Lowes coming along almost every week from friends . . .  and strangers to boot. Problem is there has been no activity since the first week in December. Lowes had to come to a screeching halt with crown molding hanging midair because some of the Sh...

By Jennifer Stone, Favorite Four Letter Word: SOLD
(Big Show Realty)
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Do you want to know how to keep scorpions away? These creatures look deadly and can cause life-threatening stings. If you find their presence in your home, then the first thing that should come to your mind is to hire professionals to ensure complete removal. It is more important if you have youn...