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 Joe Gonzalez, NMLS# 126036 (610) 739-6563
(CrossCountry Mortgage, LLC NMLS #3029)
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For market value and the comfort of a home’s occupants, home security is just as important as energy-efficiency. Innovation in smart home technology focuses on both of these areas.Here are some tips about things a homeowner can do to make a home more secure and a few pitfalls to look out for, whi...

By John Tabbart, Finding the Most Shared Content & Key Influencers
(Investment Properties)
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In the unfortunate case that your home has experienced a fire, there are a number things to do to start the fire damage restoration process. Know who your fire restoration company is and the services they provide, although most companies will follow the same process give or take a step or two. Fi...

By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(Century 21, The Real Estate Centre, 410-665-0200 Office)
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Soothing Soaking Tub or Spa-Inspired Shower or . . . ? The question was posed: When designing your dream bathroom, would you prefer the soothing soaking tub or spa-inspired shower? Both are hot right now! #HomeTrends   I decided to add an option.  What do you think of this idea?   A locker room s...

By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
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Check out how crown molding can create a new look for a room with this great home decorating tip.Bershire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Auburn Realtor, Opelika Realtor, Homes for Sale Auburn, Homes for Sale Opelika, New Construction Homes Auburnwww.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com

By Elisa Uribe Realtor #01427070, Opening the Doors to California Homes -East Bay
(Golden Gate Sotheby's International)
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MUST-HAVE TOOLS FOR HOMEOWNERS  When you own your home, things are going to break and, unless you want to spend your money on visits from a neighborhood handyman, you are going to need to fix them yourself. Luckily, you do not need an arsenal of tools to handle most home maintenance fixes. These ...

By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
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We invite to join us for the Series Finale of Turning This House Into A Home presented by Elite Realty Group. You have been on a journey with us over the last several weeks as we have been remodeling this house. Well tonight is where the journey ends as we reveal the updated and remodeled home. Y...

By Renovation Find, Helping you find the best renovation companies.
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Owning an Air Conditioner is a great idea for your home or office and there's a vast number of reasons that prove it. However, there are some myths that have spread far and wide about air conditioners and Edmonton air conditioning that might want to restructure the normal fact about AC's. We have...

By Matt Lee, Real Estate Marketing
(Rise Up Local & Lead Generation Experts)
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Winter will hit you before you know it, so don’t you want to make sure your home is protected from harsh weather conditions like rain and snow? In regards to siding, you have a number of options for choosing the best exterior for your house, but you don’t want to compromise the value of your home...

By Bozeman Real Estate Group, Culture forward real estate company in Bozeman, MT
(Bozeman Real Estate Group)
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As a homeowner, there are maintenance items that are important to get done in the fall.  In Bozeman when fall can quickly turn into winter, these things need to be done early.  Sometimes we miss fall altogether around here, so early preparation is necessary!  Here are ten things to prepare your h...

By Kate Steven, Best Real Estate Blog
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Brazing is known to be one of the metal joining processes where the base metal isn’t melted but the filler metal is targeted to obtain the metal joint. The filler metal is conditioned to a temperature above its fusion temperature; the molten filler metal is then spread into the joint with the app...

By John Tabbart, Finding the Most Shared Content & Key Influencers
(Investment Properties)
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Are you looking for ways on how to clean gutters using a pressure washer? A pressure washer makes the process of cleaning your gutters easier and fast. The machine can reach the hidden places on your drain. In this article, we discuss and give you a few tips on how to clean gutters using a pressu...

By Kate Steven, Best Real Estate Blog
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Hey you, reading out there! Are you a new dad? Well, congratulations for being in the most beautiful time of fatherhood and get ready to go through the most daunting time of your life.Being a father is as much important as a mother. Many of you have a misconception that there is no responsibility...

By Kate Steven, Best Real Estate Blog
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Moving home may appear to be a saddling task, however there are proven tips to help make moving day simpler – it doesn't need to be very upsetting!  Regardless of whether you're traveling the road or to another area, we have house moving tips and traps that will enable you to have a smooth progre...

By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
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 Bathrooms are important to Buyers, so if you do a few inexpensive improvements to improve the appearance, this could bring a Seller an offer much sooner.    Pat did a great job on this post, don't forget to comment on her post too.    5 quick, inexpensive improvements for your bathroom Improving...

By Chrissy Boltan, Service professional specializing in Real Estate
(Pro Services)
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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 Asad Malik, I'm an real estate agent and a house builder.
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Tiles are categorized by different names and styles. You should be familiar with most of them to be able to choose the best one for your rooms. There are many technicalities which you might not be able to understand but you can always follow the smart ways to make sure that your investment is wor...

(Chapman Hall Premier Realtors)
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There are few things that homeowners dread more than mold in the house. You’ve likely heard horror stories about people living with mold infestations that made them seriously ill. Is this just hype, or is there a real danger to having mold in your home? More importantly, what can you do if you fi...
Are your planning a kitchen renovation soon? Why not try to see if your kitchen can benefit from minor touch-ups before spending your hard-earned cash on expensive upgrades? A few changes here and there can give your kitchen a makeover without having to spend a fortune. Use our kitchen upgrade ti...
Anecdotal reports of people buying fixer-uppers and then selling later for close to twice of their home’s original price abound; but is that really possible? The answer is a resounding yes if you know what you’re doing! Below are some insider secrets on the best home improvements that can boost y...

By Kwee Huset, Venice Florida Homes For Sale
(Kwee Huset Realty)
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  Pagoda Plant – Ornamental Shrub for Florida Gardening   Pagoda plant is an ornamental shrub that enjoys tropical weather more than the cold. It is a perfect plant for Florida gardening. It originated from the South East Asia.      It is a fast growing plant that can be propagated from semi hard...