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 Paul Antonelli, Broker Owner; NextHome Antonelli Realty
(NextHome Antonelli Realty)
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Your home is your castle. Sometimes, however, it can feel a little less regal than you’d like it to.Outdated fixtures or not having enough space or light, among other things, can make a home feel tired and old. For about $100 or less, many features of a home can be improved to help add value to a...

By Claude Cross, Charlotte NC Homes For Sale
(Homes By Cross, Inc. )
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Tips For a Beautiful Lawn That Will Sell Your House Fast in CharlotteThe inside of a Fort Mill home for sale is undoubtedly important. However, the outside, what is often called curb appeal, is equally as important. When potential buyers drive up to your home, they will already have a first impre...

By JulieAnn King, Broker Associate - Freehold, Manlapan, Marlboro Re
(RE/MAX Central- Freehold, Manalapan, Marlboro, Old Bridge)
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Plants That Work In Low LightChoose a pretty pot, an empty corner and enjoy the benefits and beauty of houseplants!  Plants That Work In Low LightChoose a pretty pot, an empty corner and enjoy the benefits and beauty of houseplants!  I Love Plants, they bring calm and beauty to our environment. T...

By Terry Records
(Records Results!Real Estate)
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 Whether you’re staging a home to sell or you’ve bought your dream home, you probably know how important kitchens are. And it makes perfect sense. After all, in homes across America, from Southwest Florida to Seattle, Washington, people spend a great deal of time in their kitchens. From cooking m...

By TIM GRISSETT
(Chapman Hall Premier Realtors)
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For just a few hundred dollars up to a few thousand, depending on how much you are willing to spend, you can make these fantastic upgrades that add value to your home and quality to your lifestyle.    Outdoor Outlets    Whether you want to be able to hold outdoor parties in your backyard or use a...

By Sandra Nickel, The Hat Team
(Sandra Nickel REALTORS)
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What is the life span of a house?  Some houses may survive for hundreds of years, but the individual components that make them up may not.  Parts of the house made of concrete or brick may last a long time, but other things such as appliances may only last ten years or so, regardless of how expen...

By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
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Here are 12 Hardwood flooring trends for 2016.  I originally wrote this post on TheFlooringGirl.com at 2016 Hardwood flooring trends.  I spent a long time on this epic post, and I'd love if you reblog and socially share.  If you do share on social media, it would be great if you share from the or...

By Eric Robb, Real Estate Consultant serving Metro Atlanta
(Robb Realty)
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It is probably easier than you think to add a vegetable garden to your Johns Creek property. Whether you have a large backyard or a small one, there is a way to grow fresh vegetables yourself. Clear a space in your existing yard, consider raised beds, or even grow vegetables in containers. Even i...

By Allstate Construction Roofing, Roof Repair, Roof Replacement, Restoration
(Allstate Construction Roofing)
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A roof leak can be caused by a few things - from storm damage to shingle decay, loose tiles and everything else in between! 1) Flashing - this is a common reason for a roof leak. Any thin metal strip, fitting or sheet that covers a seam on your roof is called flashing and when the flashing is ero...

By Joyce Marsh, Daytona Beach Florida, Two Decades Of Experience Selling Luxury Homes...
(Premier Sotheby's International Realty)
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Front Porch Love❤️Don't you just Love a Front Porch? We Do!! From casual to elegant. Front Porch, Side Porch, Back Porch, doesn't matter.  We American's love our porches.  In fact it is one of the most requested features in a home. Home Buyers want a porch. Plain and Simple.  I have over 1.3K fol...

By Kate McQueen, REALTOR®, Tailored service for your real estate needs!
(Realty ONE Group-Lone Star)
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Most of us are familiar with a nasty type of ant called Fire Ants.  And in Texas, many things ARE bigger–and fire ants love our climate.  They mound up in  yards and pretty much anywhere with enough moisture and the right soil conditions.  They can be tough to kill.   A fire ant sting is not only...

By Allstate Construction Roofing, Roof Repair, Roof Replacement, Restoration
(Allstate Construction Roofing)
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A roof leak can be caused by a few things - from storm damage to shingle decay, loose tiles and everything else in between! 1) Flashing - this is a common reason for a roof leak. Any thin metal strip, fitting or sheet that covers a seam on your roof is called flashing and when the flashing is ero...

By Allstate Construction Roofing, Roof Repair, Roof Replacement, Restoration
(Allstate Construction Roofing)
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When it comes to roofing material, there are several options available and one of the options is asphalt shingles. Asphalt shingles are one of the most popular roofing options due to affordability, versatility and with a few color options, they give your home a stylish curb appeal. If you are ind...

By Allstate Construction Roofing, Roof Repair, Roof Replacement, Restoration
(Allstate Construction Roofing)
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In Southwest Florida you will find that Tile Roofing is a popular roofing option & it may be because it offers the longest life-expectancy of any traditional roofing material. Tile roofs are known for their durability but will still need regular inspections to check for cracks or possible water i...

By Maui Luxury Real Estate Team, Ask for the Best, Ask for MLRET!
(KW Island Living)
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A couple of weeks ago, we blogged about tips for landscaping your Maui home with native Hawaiian plant species to enhance beauty, reduce water bills, and support the ecosystem. Coincidentally, a new patio furniture store opened on Maui shortly after, so if you've got the landscaping planned out b...

By Maui Luxury Real Estate Team, Ask for the Best, Ask for MLRET!
(KW Island Living)
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It's natural to want to cultivate a beautiful landscape to surround your Maui home. The balmy sub-tropical temperatures here in Hawaii just beckon for an indoor/outdoor lifestyle. You may have opted for a home with a spacious lanai, a tranquil swimming pool, a soothing hot tub spa, a shiny grill,...

By The Temple Team, Specializing in Lake Norman/Charlotte/Charleston
(THE TEMPLE TEAM)
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Porch ceilings along America's East Coast - Especially in the Southeast are almost always painted a light or pastel blue.  It doesn't matter what the color of the rest of the house is.  What was once done as a superstition to keep the ghosts and spirits away has now become just a normal way of "p...

By john wayne, I am wayne john A real state marketer
(hunts)
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Whenever you are looking the perfect destination for accessing home improvement process, you can access the professional blog site. In addition to this, the customers can get ideas about the home improvements use for personal needs. Of course, the people are eagerly looking the familiar home modi...

By TIM GRISSETT
(Chapman Hall Premier Realtors)
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Your only option is to cover your garden when the temperature gets too hot to avoid a destructive sun. But doesn't that defeat the purpose of growing a prize-winning garden? So rather than hide your beauties under straw or mulch, try these three tips to keep your garden alive through the summer h...

By john wayne, I am wayne john A real state marketer
(hunts)
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Home renovations become the most popular option for the homeowners to improve the value of their home because it has many advantages. The home renovation process is not only enhancing the appearance, at the same time getting your home up to date this will increase comfort. In addition to this pro...