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.


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By Asad Malik, I'm an real estate agent and a house builder.
(Hellgeeks)
Comments 1
A satisfying shower in the morning helps you keep energetic and fresh for the rest of the day. So, the last thing you would want is a shower head with low water pressure. You should be careful while choosing a shower head to make sure that it caters to your daily needs and requirements.Here are s...

By Tammy Sons, Ur always 1 decision away from a different life
(Tennessee Wholesale Nursery)
Comments 0
There is a vast assortment of sun-thriving perennials. Below are some top choices that can also withstand drought and are low maintenance.Daylily Plants-  These super-easy perennials require nothing special in the way of soil and a minimum of maintenance. The blooms are available in a multitude o...

By Richa Nayyar
(Coming service)
Comments 0
It is highly recommended that you should plan perfect Medical Marketing services that will improve the popularity of the business. Nothing is important than marketing strategy that is considered as one of the most important investment for the healthcare networks, doctors as well. You will have to...

By Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 7
I have a trick question for you. How much value do Solar panels add to a home. I guess the first question is, "are the panels owned or leased?" Lets look at them both ways. It may also depend ho wold they are and where in the USA you are located.   OWNED PANELS: Owning the panels makes more econ...

By Raymond Henson, Realtor
(eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277))
Comments 21
     The Problem-Mildew     Many times, my past Henson Painting clients assumed that their mildew covered house needed to be painted.  It was quite common to clean their homes and have them question whether painting the house was really needed.  Removing mildew can be that dramatic.  Mildew is al...

By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
Comments 9
Succulent gardens, rock walls at 890 Upper Kimo Drive, Kula Maui  Take a look at the eye-popping variety of succulents, aloes, and agave at this Kula home for sale, in Upcountry Maui.  If you love gardening, you'll love this colorful garden!Rock walls are a common sight in the Upcountry area, due...

By SHAKEEL AHMED, Iam A Real State Agent
(Real State Company)
Comments 0
Price Crash Furniture is a complete solution to furnish your home as it hits your home with the best of everything that makes your home worth living. We offer you a different kind of items that are comfortable and safe in rain. Though we don’t have big show rooms instead we offer you products tha...

By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
Comments 19
I'm one of those people who really looks at an item before I'm ready to haul it to the dumps. Just because something is believed to have lost purpose, doesn't mean it is always so!For example, several years ago I came across these old chimney pipes on a piece of land, ready to be discarded.  When...

By David Jackson, MBA, Financial lending analyst
(Olympus Labs)
Comments 3
p>When someone is looking to sell a home, it is important to try to get as much money as possible. This means working hard to increase the value of the home. There are a few ways to do this and one of the most important comes in the form of remodeling. Sure, remodeling can be a hassle; however, r...

By Tammy Sons, Ur always 1 decision away from a different life
(Tennessee Wholesale Nursery)
Comments 2
When faced with creative endeavors, it can be a challenge to get the juices flowing when working from a drab, colorless space. Here are a few ideas to spruce up your workspace and get the most out of your time there:Incorporate some live plants Live plants can have a profound impact on a space, w...

By Fred Sed, Your Orange County Realtor, Why? Because Fred Sed
(Fred Sed Group ~ Your Premier Southern California Realtors)
Comments 1
 What to Do If Your Home Has Evidence of a Water Leak Are you planning on selling your Southern California home? If so, it’s possible that you may find out during the process of getting your home ready for sale that it has a water leak.Leaks can occur in any home across Southern California, espec...

By Diana Dahlberg, Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563
(1 Month Realty)
Comments 11
FIVE DO-IT-YOURSELF (DIY) TIPS FOR WORK AROUND THE HOUSE Make a list: Be sure to spend some time taking stock of the kinds of maintenance and improvement projects you’d like to begin. A well-considered list will help you to set reachable goals.Establish priorities: Which projects are most importa...

By Richa Nayyar
(Coming service)
Comments 1
There are many things we hope to do. However, we are unable to achieve most of the things we want without financial support. Many thanks to banks and other financial institutions that provide loans and mortgages. However, getting a loan is a big thing that shouldn’t be taken lightly. Before you g...

By Caroline DeVore, Stowe Vermont Lodging, VT Bed and Breakfast Inn, Vacation Homes, Caroline DeVore | Stowe Meadows Lodge, Stowe VT
(Stowe Meadows Lodge, Stowe VT Romantic and Luxurious Inn)
Comments 36
12 Home Design Improvement ideas you should consider when building your new home.  These simple gems will return huge dividends and may increase your home's value There is SO much to consider when building a home.  Whether you are building your primary residence or a vacation home, these tips may...

By Richa Nayyar
(Coming service)
Comments 1
Water damage inside the home may result from heavy rains or storms, which can cause flooding on the streets and water entering your house. Also, it may result from firefighting efforts and malfunctioning or deterioration of the plumbing system.Neglecting to resolve even minor water damage issues ...

By Kate Steven, Best Real Estate Blog
Comments 3
If you are hearing about weighted blankets for the first time, know that many around the globe are already using it and getting some benefits too with its usage. Don't worry; here, we will discuss a few aspects you need to know about weighted blankets and its usage. For long, weighted blankets we...

By Asad Malik, I'm an real estate agent and a house builder.
(Hellgeeks)
Comments 1
Keeping your carpet clean and maintained is a real struggle any homeowner would have to face. You cannot ignore your carpets for days or months in a row and expect it to look fresh in the end. Instead, you must invest some time in their detailed cleaning. It won’t only help improve the appearance...

By David Jackson, MBA, Financial lending analyst
(Olympus Labs)
Comments 0
When someone purchases a house, this is much more than a place to live. This is also a significant investment. Therefore, it is important for those in the world of real estate to do everything they can to increase the value of a home. One of the most commonly overlooked aspects is plumbing. Sadly...

By Asad Malik, I'm an real estate agent and a house builder.
(Hellgeeks)
Comments 1
Your home is your personal living space where you should feel comfortable with your surroundings. You should make your décor choices carefully to make sure that everything you choose reflects your personality. Similarly, you should make an informed decision while choosing interior plantation shut...

By Kim Anderson, We'll buy your house fast & give you cash for it.
(Kims Properties)
Comments 2
Are you having difficulties maintaining the freshness of your carpets? Do you want to know how to clean carpet stains with hydrogen peroxide and baking soda? Baking soda offers a safe and affordable cleaning solution to your carpet. Also, both hydrogen peroxide and baking soda are safe for your y...