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.


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Put the hammer down and the glasses on and read on.

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By Richa Nayyar
(Coming service)
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As you probably know, the real estate market of Dubai is one of the most tremendous ones that hasn’t reached its peak yet. In fact, investing in real estate market of Dubai is highly popular among investors and also first-time home buyers. Here are some facts about this market that may change you...

By Reuben Saltzman, Delivering the Unbiased Truth.
(Structure Tech Home Inspections)
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Goodbye post hole. Goodbye post hole digger. Goodbye worker bending over the hole. Goodbye two-man auger, and the gas that goes in it. Goodbye concrete mix. Goodbye wheel barrow. Goodbye sonotube, and the rebar inside it. Goodbye frost heave, and Goodbye heaved steps. Goodbye heaved footings, and...

By Reuben Saltzman, Delivering the Unbiased Truth.
(Structure Tech Home Inspections)
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One of the most common electrical defects that I find when inspecting old houses in Minneapolis and Saint Paul is ungrounded three prong outlets.  This happens when a standard three prong outlet is wired without the ground wire being connected.   Today I'll give a brief explanation of what the th...

By John Anello, Stamford Area Electrician, Call Safe and Sound Electric at 203-536-0021
(Safe and Sound Electric LLC)
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Tamper Resitant Outlets    There are many types of specialty electrical outlets, but tamper resistant receptacles are becoming more and more popular. Now you’ve all seen these things before:It’s a little piece of plastic that goes into a receptacle so children cannot put anything in there. We are...

By Lennar Corporation
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In addition to the circuit breakers in the breaker box, your Lennar home has ground fault circuit interrupters, also known as GFCI or GFI outlets. These outlets are intended to provide extra safety in your home by working to prevent accidental electrocutions, burns, and electric shock injuries. F...

By John Anello, Stamford Area Electrician, Call Safe and Sound Electric at 203-536-0021
(Safe and Sound Electric LLC)
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Kitchen outlets sometimes do not work because of a tripped or broken ground fault circuit interrupter.  Ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI), also known as a GFI outlets, are required in kitchen and other areas of the house where there is a high likelihood of encountering moisture or water.  G...

By Mark and Laura Anderson, Common Name - Uncommon Service
(Realty Group Inc)
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 Gifts and Gadgets for Every Room in the House  Are you searching for new and innovative gift ideas this holiday season? If so, check out our list of the hottest home technology offerings. We’ve selected a few of our favorites for every room in the house. These smart systems and devices add comfo...

By Alex Hales, Iam A Real State Agent
(Real State Company)
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 Are you on the verge of selling your house? If so, you have a big decision to make. You must decide who will facilitate the sale. When selling a house, there are three general options from which you can choose: 1. You can use the services of a real estate agent, 2. You can use the services of a ...

By Larry Atkins
(State Wide Realty Co.)
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Decorating on a Budget: How to Look Festive For Less 1. Flameless candles and votives make your space feel warm and inviting and can be bought at a reasonable price. You can wrap beads around the bigger candles to give them a festive look.2. Fill Glass Jars with colorful candies: They not only lo...

By MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty)
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Folks, now is the time to take care of home maintenance tasks before problems start. Those are all great tips and I need to do several of them myself (or ask my sweet husband to do).I especially recommend cleaning out sediment from faucets and water heaters-this can make a huge difference in wate...

By Pat Champion, Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs
(Coldwell Banker Camelot Realty)
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6 Tips to Save on Your Energy Bill All YearI love saving money any way I can. These helpful tips are a great way to add a few bucks in your pocket. The more you do, the more you can save.Multitasking is a No-NoMany companies charge your energy usage in tiers, which means the more you use at one t...

By TIM GRISSETT
(Chapman Hall Premier Realtors)
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Insulation is a simple concept. It keeps your home warm in the winter. Did you know it also keeps your home cool in the summer? And did you also know that what you have may not be doing a good enough job? We don't often reevaluate our insulation, so it might be a great time to take another look a...

By Francisco Peot, The Best Place To Find Your Home!
(Richmond Home Sales At EXP Realty)
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          There are different types of home staging and vacant staging is one of the common home staging types out in the market. This is an empty property that is for sale that does not come with any furniture or accessory. When proceeding with vacant staging, you will have to approach any poten...

By Pat Champion, Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs
(Coldwell Banker Camelot Realty)
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6 basic tips on how to paint a roomPainting a room in your house is a quick easy way to make a change. If you're thinking of painting a room in your house here are 6 great tips:  How much paint should I buy? The general rule is that one gallon will cover about 400 square feet. For each wall, calc...

By Chrissy Boltan, Service professional specializing in Real Estate
(Pro Services)
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You can try all you can, but spills will always happen on your carpet. Life has to move on, and those are some of the things you have to be at peace with. Well, one of the spills you may have to deal with is milk. Instead of taking it hard on your kid for spilling his breakfast, you should learn ...

By TIM GRISSETT
(Chapman Hall Premier Realtors)
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You probably have an idea of your perfect basement fixed in your head, but there are many decisions that go into achieving the space you're envisioning. What are some commonly overlooked dos and don'ts that you should know before you begin to finish or refinish your basement?1. Assess Structural ...

By Kate Steven, Best Real Estate Blog
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Balancing a busy work schedule with even busier family life is difficult for even the most experienced parent. Luckily, there is a myriad of home automation options that will help you keep your kids safe, secure, and happy.  Video Doorbell One of the hottest trends in home automation today is the...
It is a known fact how AI has been helpful to those with disabilities such as hearing and vision impairment (like what the founder over at Halfcode is doing), as well as how beneficial it is in the workplace. However, the one thing that hasn't been covered as much is how helpful AI is in the home...

By Maria Gonzalez, Digital Real Estate
(726 Media LLC)
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Where will your baby sleep? The first thing you must decide is where your child will sleep. The first months the normal thing is that you put the cradle in your room, in order to facilitate the nocturnal shots and to have him close when he cries. But as he grows older - and even more so when the ...

By Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
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Good tips here for a cabinet makeover..... Do you want to give your old kitchen a new look through the kitchen cabinet makeover? If you act consciously and smartly, you would end up adding both functionality and style to your kitchen cabinets. However, it is important to take every important aspe...