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 Asad Malik, I'm an real estate agent and a house builder.
(Hellgeeks)
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There are a lot of people who wish to make tons of money on Airbnb but there are a few who actually succeed. If you also want to be an amazing host on Airbnb, you need to act wisely and consciously. Here are 8 Airbnb Host tips mentioned which can surely help you make more money if you follow them...

By Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
(www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310)
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Can't keep your household plants alive? Here are some plants requiring little water and are good options for plants that require little care. Every plant is different, as is every human that took the challenge to keep it alive! Depending upon the size and genre of plant, home conditions and time ...

By Asad Malik, I'm an real estate agent and a house builder.
(Hellgeeks)
Comments 1
Being able to work out at your home is no less than a blessing. Instead of getting the membership of any expensive gym, you can build a gym at your home. However, you would have to take some time out of your schedule to be able to carry out this task successfully.Here are 6 things mentioned which...

By John Tabbart, Finding the Most Shared Content & Key Influencers
(Investment Properties)
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Look around your home. Do you feel like some things need to be changed or improved? Maybe you have been meaning to renovate your kitchen sink or change the light fixture in the living room. Whatever it is, a single Google search can lead you to many beginner home improvement projects and tutorial...

By John Tabbart, Finding the Most Shared Content & Key Influencers
(Investment Properties)
Comments 1
Whether you’re re-roofing or planning a new construction, it helps to know a thing or two about the different type of roof material available on the market. There are plenty of roofing options out there so here are some of the most common.Type of Roof MaterialChoosing the right type of roof mater...

By Michelle Carr Crowe,Altas 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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Summer is usually the ideal time to re-roof a home. If you are considering changing or replacing your roof, read this helpful article about the different roofing materials.Many times, the decision about what roofing material to use comes down to budget. Be sure to consider how soon you may have t...

By Michelle Carr Crowe,Altas 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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Lots of folks dream of adding a home gym, dance studio or other specialized workout space. Here is food for thought on how to effectively plan out these special spaces.Keep in mind, this unique area may benefit you greatly, yet have minimal (or no) value when you go to sell the home-unless you fi...
Expensive homes tend to sell better and seem more attractive to people overall. There is no denying that people love luxury touches that speak of elegance and impeccable taste but is it possible to achieve this under a certain budget? Yes! There are numerous affordable ways to make your home seem...

By Reuben Saltzman, Delivering the Unbiased Truth.
(Structure Tech Home Inspections)
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Everyone knows what LED light bulbs are by now, right?  The three main benefits of LED light bulbs are  longer life, less energy usage, and Conspicuous Conservation.  OK, that last one was a joke. Kind of. LED light bulbs have been around for many years, but they've been too expensive for me to j...

By Matt Lee, Real Estate Marketing
(Rise Up Local & Lead Generation Experts)
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Home trends are changing, and one of the fastest growing themes is homeowners who want to bring styles traditionally seen outdoors inside their home. Concrete designs satisfy this request and will impress homeowners alike. To inspire your next home design, we’ve gathered five modern concrete home...

By Paul Antonelli, Broker Owner; Antonelli Realty
(Antonelli Realty)
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The Best LED Bulbs for Different Fixtures Don't assume the most expensive LED bulb is the best. Consumer Reports says these less expensive, LED options shined brightly compared to the competition: For lamps and ceiling fixtures: For 60-watt replacements, Wal-Mart's Great Value Soft White LED ($10...

By Mark Hitz
(Keller Williams )
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178 light bulbs can create a large electric bill depending on the kind of bulbs you use. I recently sold the home pictured below that has 178 light bulbs.  It was vacant, I was doing a photo shoot and I kept flipping on light switches.  I wondered how many light bulbs are in this place? 1, 2, 3.....

By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com)
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So, You've found a nice house in the neighborhood that you like, but you are concerned with having new carpet or flooring, updated kitchen or bathroom, window replacements, getting a new paint job, or having energy efficient appliances, or you need that washer, dryer, and refrigerator added into ...

By David Jackson, MBA, Financial lending analyst
(Olympus Labs)
Comments 1
Your mattress is one of the most important elements for a good night’s sleep. If your mattress is low-quality, or if it’s in bad shape, you aren’t going to be able to get a good night’s sleep. On top of that, you may suffer health problems like aggravated allergies or worse.Over time, mattresses ...

By John Tabbart, Finding the Most Shared Content & Key Influencers
(Investment Properties)
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The garage door is comprised of various parts and components. When the garage door fails to work, it can be any of these parts. If you have pushed the button for raising the garage door and heard an awful noise when the door stops, then it can be the pulley. If your garage door pulley broke, this...

By TIM GRISSETT
(Chapman Hall Premier Realtors)
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Regular maintenance is an ongoing process for every homeowner. Keeping up with smaller projects is essential if you want to avoid major problems down the road.With a little bit of preventative maintenance, you can ensure that your home remains beautiful and efficient for years to come. Here are s...

By Joseph Doohan, I offer business strategy advice for realtors
(Joseph Doohan)
Comments 1
This is going to be a tiling related blog post detailing why it is important to waterproof wet rooms, showers and bathrooms before tiling. The reason to waterproof before tilingBefore tiling a wet area, the substrate must be waterproofed or "tanked". The reason for this is to prevent mould and / ...

By Rono Williams
(Versil)
Comments 1
Many families would rather avoid the stress of moving because of the intense planning and work involved, however, it is inevitable sometimes. In most cases, the services of professional movers will be used to make the experience less hectic. Moving might take a few days depending on the property ...

By Velva Dunn, residential sales,new homes and relocation
(Velva Dunn)
Comments 1
We spend 80% more time indoors than out of doors and indoor air pollution is one of the top environmental risks to public health. Improving your building’s indoor air quality has many benefits, from improving health and comfort to increasing productivity. Having your indoor air quality tested on ...

By Joseph Doohan, I offer business strategy advice for realtors
(Joseph Doohan)
Comments 2
Are you going to tile a room in your home? Going to do a little DIY project? in this post I am going to talk about how to cut tiles accurately.The factors for an accurate cutThere are a number of factors that dictate how to cut tiles accurately which include: Size of the tile Tile material The ti...