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 Richard Daskam, Your Real Estate Consultant
(Keller Williams Coastal Properties)
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Flips & Upgrades that are really dated 

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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I recently closed a transaction on a Richton Park, Illinois home in which Gene help the Buyer procure financing.  At the closing I asked Gene to continue to include me on his helpful e-blast newletters.  He came through and loves it when I share...First! Thanking Gene Walters for providing this h...

By David Best, Turn your house into a home! Home Improvement Tips
(HouseHome)
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Do you have dark rooms or area's in your home? Perhaps you have considered increasing the number of lights or lamps in your house to brighten it up? Yes, that will work, but getting pure natural light from the sun is much better.Why use the sun? The brightness from the sun is not only healthier b...

By Tamra Lee Ulmer, FORCE~NRBA ~ Over 1000 REO Assets SOLD!
(Arizona Resource Realty)
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Home improvement, by definition, is making changes to one’s home by making improvements on the house’s looks. Home improvement is usually caused by professional contractors, handymen, and even the house owner.Home improvement is significant because real estate’s values appreciate more if a proper...

By NextDay Inspect, Residential Home Inspections & Radon Testing
(NextDay Inspect)
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A sinking sidewalk is bad news for you and your guests. Where the pavement is uneven, someone’s bound to trip eventually.Pavement sinks because exterior concrete is always on the move. Soil settles. Moisture moves soil up and down. In cold climates, frost can heave and lift concrete slabs.Tearing...

By Eric Robb, Real Estate Consultant serving Metro Atlanta
(Robb Realty)
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As the temperature rises, we have put together a list of indoor home maintenance tips for your Johns Creek home that beat the heat this summer. Most of these tips take an hour or less to complete and are less daunting than you think.  Paint Kitchen Cabinets Looking to update your old kitchen cab...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
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ADU’s also known as Accessory Dwelling Units: The Hottest Craze in Los Angeles! POSTED ON JUN 21, 2019 BY ENDRE BARATH IN ADVICE TO HOMEOWNERS, ENDRE BARATH, NEIGHBORHOOD, RELOCATION TO LOS ANGELES, SELLING, WESTCHESTER HOMES |  ADU’s  also known as Accessory Dwelling Units. They are indeed the ...

By David Best, Turn your house into a home! Home Improvement Tips
(HouseHome)
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The expenses that come with home maintenance can be overwhelming, especially when these repairs surface at the least expected time or when you have no cash to run them. Even at that, it is best that you attend to these repairs as soon as possible, considering that leaving them will eventually lea...

By Joseph Doohan, I offer business strategy advice for realtors
(Joseph Doohan)
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Following on from my previous blog post where I talked about DIY tips that I am slowly learning from buying my own house, in this post I am going to provide some tips for tiling.The house I bought had really dull looking floor tiles in one of the main bathrooms. Basically not my taste! The room w...

By Granite Heroes, Marble, Granite & Terrazzo Restoration
(Granite Heroes)
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ability        Chicagoland Floor Resurfacing  Date: 06-02-19  County: Cook  City: Chicagoland, IL  Job Details: Floor resurfacing is the best way to restore the look to any floor. Some things are just what they are. Cleaners and cleaning agents just remove dirt and particles trapped on the surfac...

By Renovation Find, Helping you find the best renovation companies.
(RenovationFind)
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When your business saves energy, it will also save money and that’s better for your bottom line. Though replacing some of your electrical systems and appliances require an initial investment, they will save you money in the long run. Energy Efficiency Alberta is offering incentives to businesses ...

By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
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Boost Your Home’s Appeal to Buyersby Making Small Rooms Seem Larger     When your home is on the market, minor adjustments to boost its appeal may yield a quicker sale or higher price. Since most buyers favor spacious rooms and open floor plans, it is important to ensure that your home’s smaller...

By Joseph Doohan, I offer business strategy advice for realtors
(Joseph Doohan)
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I bought a brand new home recently which had built in wardrobes. As you know with buying home, it is quite a hit financially. The wardrobes in my house were rather tired looking, an off white that may have at one stage been a cream colour. The plan was to possibly rip them out and install new one...

By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
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Who said there in no Great deals out there? Perhaps those that missed them...We just placed this home at 32 Hale St, Newport NH UNDER CONTRACT and is now SALE PENDING. . Near Lake Sunapee and Mt Sunapee Ski Resort. A 3BR home ready to be finished. New 3rd level framed. New roof installed. The sid...

By NextDay Inspect, Residential Home Inspections & Radon Testing
(NextDay Inspect)
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How annoying…that front doorbell only works from time to time, and you never know whether someone is there. You don’t want to call an electrician for such a small job.Hey, it’s often a quick fix — just replace the exterior button. Doorbell systems operate at a low voltage, so you really can’t get...

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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While many folks are opting to purchase Ring doorbell systems, there are still lots of homeowners out there with basic doorbells who could benefit from this advice.Thank to this home inspector for a quick, easy-to-follow and helpful post on fixing one's own doorbell. Thank you for sharing your kn...

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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These are some helpful tips to make smaller rooms appear larger.One of my favorites in this list is the last one.I always suggest a mirror across from a window or sliding door-especially if there are beautiful flowers, an expansive green space or other attractive scenic feature.Thanks for reading...

By Chrissy Boltan, Service professional specializing in Real Estate
(Pro Services)
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Most of us have more stuff than we need. Homes are crammed with all sorts of things we never really use. Basements are overflowing with old furniture, heirlooms and hand-me-downs, garages are full of beach gear, sports equipment and camping paraphernalia. We rarely think about the excess junk unt...

By Lisa Davies
(Online Buzz)
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When I first decided to buy a pressure cooker, I went on the internet searching for the best one. And I was truly impressed when I noticed how much people praise instant pot throughout the articles I’ve read. Nowadays, you can’t go on the net looking for a pressure cooker without having instant p...

By Amy Brotherman, Educational Blogger for Beginning Readers
(My Three Readers)
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In the last year, our family put our home on the market, made the gamble to go ahead and buy/ move, and then finally SOLD.   Meanwhile, this house is too small, so while we are living in it (with 3 kids and a golden retriever), we've knocked out walls, changed up a few key items, and on top of it...