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 Chrissy Boltan, Service professional specializing in Real Estate
(Pro Services)
Comments 1
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 overwhelming. However, if you follow these small steps ...

By Gabriela Agostinelli, your full time agent!
(RE/MAX100)
Comments 3
Flipping Houses in Southern Maryland Flipping houses, can you really make money with it? I am not an expert on doing it but I confess that I’m attempted to do it! I love the HGTV show flip or Flop, where the realtor Tarek and his wife Christina buy, renovate and sell houses in CA.California marke...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
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New Kitchen Countertops for a Kentlands Home  The Kentlands community is now 25 years old and it is time for some home owners to upgrade their kitchens. Our home was built in 1994 and we still had laminate kitchen countertops. If we sell the home, home buyers now prefer other materials. We did so...

By Tamra Lee Ulmer, FORCE~NRBA ~ Over 1000 REO Assets SOLD!
(Arizona Resource Realty)
Comments 2
You will come to the point wherein you are so tired of renting an apartment or a unit. The pressure to buy a home right now is real especially as rent continues to rise. You are not alone; you are like most renters; money is the top reason you haven’t bought a home yet. Before you can go any furt...

By Kim Anderson, We'll buy your house fast & give you cash for it.
(Kims Properties)
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Can you use a carpet cleaner on tile floors? A carpet cleaner should not be used on tile floors, despite the fact that they help in removing dirt and stain from carpets. They cannot be used on floor tiles because some contain small pieces of metal, which is likely to damage tiles regardless of th...

By Matt Lee, Real Estate Marketing
(Rise Up Local & Lead Generation Experts)
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When it comes to designing your dream home, nothing should be left to a guessing game. Because every choice you make concerning building design and construction materials will impact the quality of your home for years to come, it’s important to understand the specific benefits that each aspect ca...

By Matt Lee, Real Estate Marketing
(Rise Up Local & Lead Generation Experts)
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The construction industry is constantly changing, and constantly trying to keep up with consumer demands. In an age of high energy costs, as well as several recent natural disasters, more and more builders and homeowners are looking for ways to create durable, resilient, and sustainable structure...

By Terkel Sørensen, Realtor, 951.805.0773 , Bank owned and Short Sales
(Real Estate Places)
Comments 99
Welcome to March - We are almost to the time when it I get itchy to make soe improvements to my house - I'm thinking you might too. And I'm not just talking about some new seed on the lawn. UPDATED 9/3/2015 - Additional HERO program info and benefits added. So, over the past few years, sales peop...

By Supreme Air Duct Svc, Serving ALL of So CA! Air Duct Cleaning Experts
(Supreme Air Duct Services 888-784-0746)
Comments 0
Murrieta Kitchen Exhaust Hood Cleaning Services! 951-220-8608A+ Rated BBB Accredited Business.  AAA Rated Business Consumer AllianceOpen 7 DaysOutstanding Customer Service AlwaysCommercial Kitchen Exhaust Hood Cleaning serving the entire Inland Empire Area.Certified Technicians.Licensed and Insur...

By Chrissy Boltan, Service professional specializing in Real Estate
(Pro Services)
Comments 0
Do you know how to remove super glue from plastic? It is on the worst experience dealing with spilled super glue on a plastic surface if you don't have the right set of skills to get rid of the dried up mess. Plastic is a very delicate material that can react with lots of removers which may disto...

By Chrissy Boltan, Service professional specializing in Real Estate
(Pro Services)
Comments 0
Having a swimming pool at home can be one of the best additions. But it is very important to maintain the pool and clean it properly. It must be done regularly so that it remains clean and healthy for you as well as anyone else who uses the pool. You will definitely not want to plunge into pool f...

By Velva Dunn, residential sales,new homes and relocation
(Velva Dunn)
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In most cases, when people first move out of their parents’ house, they aren’t really looking for a new home. They just want a place they could crash and watch TV. Unless they’re starting a family, most people don’t put in too much effort in improving the look of their living space during this pe...

By John Tabbart, Finding the Most Shared Content & Key Influencers
(Investment Properties)
Comments 0
Are guests coming to your house and your home is in a complete mess? Well, this is one of the most common scenarios when you tend to push the household chores off every day. If people are coming to visit you, then you must make sure it is properly cleaned and de-cluttered. This can definitely hav...

By Chrissy Boltan, Service professional specializing in Real Estate
(Pro Services)
Comments 0
Whether you use it for fun or to relax your the tension built up in your muscles, having a hot tub is one of the funnest large appliances you can own! What is the point of having a jacuzzi if you don’t use it all year round? A hot tub is a big investment and if you want your money's worth, you’ll...

By Karen Borden
(Legend Realty)
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Recently, programmable thermostats have become more standard in homes across the nation. Many homeowners are finding that making a simple change from a manual thermostat to a programmable one offers many benefits to your wallet, your home and your comfort.Adding a programmable thermostat to your ...

By Tamra Lee Ulmer, FORCE~NRBA ~ Over 1000 REO Assets SOLD!
(Arizona Resource Realty)
Comments 3
Whether you are buying a new home or taking care of the one that you have, proper ventilation is important because it helps protect your health and your home. It is critical to your comfort and safety as a reliable heating system or smoke alarm. But what is the real reason behind why you need to ...

By Shar Sitter, Home Staging and Redesign Minneapolis/ St. Paul, M
(Rooms With Style)
Comments 5
Ahhh......I think it is finally Spring and with that comes an urge to redo a room or two in your home. An easy way to do that is with a paint color change or even changing a few accessories like throw pillows, accent pieces or artwork. I love Coastal Colors as they are so fresh you can almost sme...

By Chris B Johnson, 5 Star Rated REALTOR® Quality, Not Quantity
(Allison James Elite)
Comments 1
http://www.VCNeighborhoodValues.com In every area of the country, homes that are priced at the top 25% of the price range for that area are considered to be Premium Homes. In today’s real estate market there are deals to be had at the higher end! This is great news for homeowners who want to upgr...

By Peter Hoang, Peter Hoang - founder at RENTAPARTMENT agency
(RENTAPARTMENT)
Comments 0
Currently, many people in HCMC. Ho Chi Minh City tends to buy apartments by existing infrastructure, just move in and stay right away and most of all, there is a variety of prices. However, not everyone knows how to choose the ideal apartments for themselves. Besides the price of the apartment th...

By Laurel Jonas, Move With Confidence
(Engel & Volkers)
Comments 1
Have you ever walked into someone else’s home and were overwhelmed by how incredible it smelled? Or maybe you couldn’t wait to leave because there was a not-so-great scent as soon as you entered? Often, we become so accustomed to the way our own home smells that we don’t notice if the scent is ba...