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 Kurt Davidson, Gratefully Serving Greater Portland-Vancouver
(Davidson Home Group | Keller Williams Portland Central)
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Aschen/iStock; realtor.comThings may still be pretty toasty across most of the United States, but now that the sun has crossed the celestial equator, autumn’s briskness is sure to enter into full swing soon. So what better time to decorate your outdoor space for chilly nights by a fire, or cozy a...

By Abby Stiller, Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637
(REMAX Realty Group)
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With the fall season upon us, change is in the air. For many families, children are growing up and moving out of the house, maybe leaving for college or taking a jump into the working world. Parents are finding themselves as empty nesters for the first time. The question inevitably arises: is it ...

By Richa Nayyar
(Coming service)
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We all experience financial difficulties, and this could be for different reasons. For instance, you may have lost your job or got demoted, and as a result, you can no longer afford to live the kind of you want. You may have been plagued with a costly medical bill, and now you are in a financial ...

By TIM GRISSETT
(Chapman Hall Premier Realtors)
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If your DIY ambitions have reached epic proportion and you’re ready to take on painting your home’s exterior solo, weigh the decision carefully before proceeding. You’ll need to decide if you have the time and patience to do a detailed and thorough job. If you’re ready, willing and able, here’s h...

By Steven De Nazareth, Digital Marketer and Home Warranty Researcher
(HomeWarrantyReviews.com)
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The thing is, we at HomeWarrantyReviews.com are so delighted for your continued support in providing useful reviews of the home warranties, along with using our outstanding free get quote tool for comparing various companies and its policies. We bet that the insights gained will continue to grow ...

By Francisco Peot, The Best Place To Find Your Home!
(Richmond Home Sales At EXP Realty)
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Do you have a small bathroom at home? It is quite difficult to move inside, right? You have to be careful about how you move your body because you might bump into the surrounding installed equipment in it. Having a small bathroom is pretty common, and it is usually the smallest room in the house....

By ReShawna Leaven, Experience. Knowledge. RESULTS.
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Homes are getting “smarter.” From greater connectivity across all technology platforms and devices to complete automation and AI, consumers are finding more and more options to utilize Smart Home devices and products than ever before. Beyond a novelty, home owners are seeking new and innovated pr...

By Craig Lebrau, Property Geek in Upper East Side NYC
(Lebrau Property)
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The real estate industry is one that is continuously moving through the ebbs and flows of a fluid economy. This is the one constant in real estate the world over, the common thread that binds different nations’ real estate markets into a global string. It is a commonly-known fact that sometimes t...

By Samuel John, We give you daily about real estate market.
(Daily Real Estate Update)
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 Trends Into 2020There are two kinds of trends that are headed from 2019 into 2020. Both are home improvements; one is immediate and the other is more long-term. According to Build It Green and the home decor experts, green renovations are taking home remodeling by storm and it is the most signif...
Luxury design is constantly evolving. Architecture, real estate, and design trends are continuously sculpted by our perception as well as cultural changes on a global scale. The way people view luxury design has changed a lot as well. Luxury used to be equated with having more is better but the t...

By Jennifer Stone, Favorite Four Letter Word: SOLD
(Big Show Realty)
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There are many homeowners out there who want to learn how to roof a house step by step. It is not easy, but it is not hard to pull off either. All you need to do is get the right materials and you will be on your way to making it happen.How to Roof a House Step by StepThis article takes you throu...

By Richa Nayyar
(Coming service)
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We all experience financial difficulties, and this could be for different reasons. For instance, you may have lost your job or got demoted, and as a result, you can no longer afford to live the kind of you want. You may have been plagued with a costly medical bill, and now you are in a financial ...

By Cate Griffing, Home Decor Blogger creating beautiful spaces
(West Magnolia Charm)
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Updating the exterior of your home doesn't always mean painting the entire house. That can get fairly expensive. However,  there are a few less expensive ways to give your home a bit of a facelift. 1. Painting your front doorChanging the color of your front door can have the potential to change t...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
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Sherwin-Williams 2020 Color of the Year- I Like It! Am I Blue? Anchors Away? Not this time. Sherwin-Williams announced their 2020 Color of the Year and I like it!  It’s called Naval (SW 6244) and for those who’ve been wanting at least some color besides grey, this is an interesting neutral altern...

By Leland Schwab, President, Schwab Realty
(Schwab Realty, Inc.)
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Alternative Energy: The Benefits of Residential Solar Panels  As a homeowner in Sequim, WA, you’ve probably considered investing in solar panels at some point. Whether this was a fleeting thought or a serious consideration, you might be surprised to know that the number of homeowners using solar ...

By Jamie Parker Gwinnett, Realtor, Snellville Homes
(Exp Realty)
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 September 24, 2019 Jamie ParkerThere are a lot of different options available when it comes to heating your home. Some of them, you’re likely really familiar with, while others are newer options that you may not have heard of. Regardless, understanding how different heating options work is an im...

By Shonn Thompson, Experience and Results To Move You!
(Thompson Realty Group)
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Antioch CA – Shade gardens for your Antioch CA homes can be such a pleasant surprise. In that spot where you think nothing will grow, there are plants that will not only grow, but flower and thrive as well.Depending upon climate, there are tropicals, perennials and annuals that will flower throug...

By Jennifer Stone, Favorite Four Letter Word: SOLD
(Big Show Realty)
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Odors are a common household menace. When we talk of odors, we are basically referring to anything unpleasant to the nose, right from that horrible stench from your pets, foodstuff in your kitchen, to your washrooms. The question here is: does steam cleaning remove odors? If you have tried anythi...

By Jennifer Stone, Favorite Four Letter Word: SOLD
(Big Show Realty)
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Carpet is surely one of the most important parts of your house. As much as it is important for the aesthetics, it is also great for providing comfort and insulation. In order to make sure that your carpet is perfectly preserved with no stains, molds or dirt in it, it is important to clean the car...

By Francisco Peot, The Best Place To Find Your Home!
(Richmond Home Sales At EXP Realty)
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When one plans to sell his/her home, it often undergoes the process of home staging. So, what is home staging? Is it really important? This question might spring into your mind as a seller. You see, home staging is the process or act of making an unfurnished property appear enticing so that you c...