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 Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
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Typically, my #1 article for the year is my flagship hardwood flooring trend post (which I publish annually).  But, this year, I had a nice surprise...and article that surpassed all of my flooring articles.  It's about painting. My #1 article by far shows the best interior paint colors for sellin...

By Marilyn Boudreaux, Lake Charles LA Century 21 Realtor
(Marilyn Boudreaux, Century 21 Mike D. Bono & Co.'s)
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Summer temperatures are here in Lake Charles and that means the demand for homes with pools goes up!3615 Colette Drive in Sulphur comes with a pool and an outdoor kitchen!New pool owners and buyers frequently ask me what are the costs with maintaining a pool.  That will vary based upon various ve...

By Amanda Fontana, Real Estate Professional
(Amanda Fontana Real Estate LLC)
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2018 is nearly halfway over, and this year has brought home design updates worthy of multiple Instagram posts. Buyers and renters alike are paying closer attention to detail than ever, and these designs pack a punch!  Here are the top 5 home decor trends of 2018, and my predictions for how we’ll ...

By john wayne, I am wayne john A real state marketer
(hunts)
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Choosing a right drain system for your shower is a daunting task because few of them only suit your needs. When it comes to linear drain, it is a specially designed system that will bring better drainage. They are made of superior quality materials to bring long-lasting results to the users. The ...

By Paul Antonelli, Broker Owner; NextHome Antonelli Realty
(NextHome Antonelli Realty)
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Cleaning is a pretty obvious step to take before putting a house on the market for sale. But have you asked yourself, “how clean is my home?”While you’ve already dusted, vacuumed and cleaned the kitchen counters, it may not be enough. There are many areas you didn’t even think to clean and buyers...

By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
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This is a very detailed and well written list of items to be attended to prior to each season....you'll like this...but more importantly, your following of homeowners will love it.... I saw a reblog coming as soon as I began reading it. HOUSE CARE CALENDAR: A Seasonal Guide to Maintaining Your Ho...

By Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor
(RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC)
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 Whether you're selling your home this spring (or even if you're not, here are 8 great ways to boost your home's curb appeal. It's so true that you rarely get a second change to make a good first impression. When a home's curb appeal makes a great first impression, everyone -- including prospecti...

By Erby Crofutt, The Central Kentucky Home Inspector, Lexington KY
(B4 U Close Home Inspections&Radon Testing (www.b4uclose.com))
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What's wrong in this Lexington, KY Home Inspections Picture? This series of blog posts focuses on educating my clients, Active Rain & Localism readers along with my Facebook friends (see the Facebook Business Page Badge at the bottom of the post. ALL Facebook Likes are appreciated. ) The picture ...

By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
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Six years ago, when we bought our home, I was looking for a way to secure the sliding door...not just from outside intruders... I was babysitting the grands at the time and wanted to control their access to outside.My daughter recommended a great home security product called BurglaBar. BurglaBar ...

By Tina Parker, CNE, REDM, SRES, CSP Home Staging REALTOR, Halifax
(Royal LePage Atlantic)
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HOUSE CARE CALENDAR: A Seasonal Guide to Maintaining Your Home From summer vacations to winter holidays, it seems each season offers the perfect excuse to put off our to-do list. But be careful, homeowners: neglecting your home’s maintenance could put your personal safety—and one of your largest ...

By Paul Antonelli, Broker Owner; NextHome Antonelli Realty
(NextHome Antonelli Realty)
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Electricity is coursing around us every day. From the power lines overhead to the cables connected to our favorite devices, we live in an electric world. Considering how often we come into contact with electricity, it makes sense that safety should be top-of-mind, especially if you're embarking o...

By Paul Antonelli, Broker Owner; NextHome Antonelli Realty
(NextHome Antonelli Realty)
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When it comes to home improvement, the options are endless. While many homeowners have their sights set on a huge overhaul (hello five-star kitchen complete with the latest and greatest appliances and gadgets), simple home updates that can be completed in a timely manner—without breaking the bank...

By john wayne, I am wayne john A real state marketer
(hunts)
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Whether you are planning to have a whole tree removed or one or two stumps that require basing down, you will definitely appreciate the high quality solutions provided by the tree surgeon. A knowledgeable tree surgeon has the ability to supply a variety of services in order to help with preservin...

By Barbara Hobbs, Lic. FL, AL & MA.
(RE/MAX Professional Associates)
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By: Elizabeth Lilly. No DIY skills necessary for these outdoor projects. Did we mention they’re really, really easy? You don’t need to be the host of an extreme home makeover show to build an amazing backyard. In fact, the transformative projects below are easy enough for even the klutziest home ...

By Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!
(Lisa Von Domek Team)
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As a Green Realtor® I am always reminding everyone how easy it is togo Green with recycling, remodeling using Green products in flooring,paint and more.  What is one of the easiest ways to save money andenergy?  By installing and using a clothesline!  Although someHomeowner's Associations, partic...

By Charles Stallions Real Estate Services, Buyers Agent 800-309-3414 Pace and Gulf Breeze,Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services Inc)
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Real Estate News in Pensacola, Gulf Breeze or Pace Florida. Buying a home made easy and it all starts with getting pre aproved for a  mortgage and we make that easy as well. Call or Text Charles Now and let’s start shopping.  Save 50% by building your own houseA do-it-yourself home kit arrives on...

By Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!
(Lisa Von Domek Team)
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  The Bottom Line on Recycling Do's and Dont'sThere is no single standard for recycling - every community sets their own. Phone Books and Pizza Boxes are often not welcomed by recycling programs. Not all plastic can be recycled. Look for the recycling symbol to be sure. Did you know?Your local co...

By michael hendricks
(a plus lawn service)
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By Women of Westchester Working Together, Women helping Women get ahead
(Women of Westchester Working Together)
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Remodeling your kitchen can confront you with some questions you hadn't thought about before: Which colors would work best with the size of the room? How much light do my windows let in, and how does that affect the colors I choose? In my case, when we renovated our kitchen I opted for white cabi...

By Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist
(KW Elite )
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    Ran across this Blog Post that I just had to share ! It gives you a interesting roadmap tomaintaining your home . Please pass on to your FB Friends ! HOUSE CARE CALENDAR: A Seasonal Guide to Maintaining Your Home   From summer vacations to winter holidays, it seems each season offers the per...