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 Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Comments 30
 Landscaping Plants That Boost Your Home's Curb Appeal Many of us have been sheltering in place for at least a week and will continue to do so for probably another month. Whether or not you're planning to sell your home this spring/summer, why not boost your curb appeal while you're "stuck" shelt...

By Denise Copeland, Jupiter Abacoa Sales & Beach Front Luxury Homes
(Home Sales Palm Beach)
Comments 2
Real Estate Agents don't have it easy. There's no perfect home if your buyers don't have the bankroll to build new construction and we all know what that means. Endless showings, the relentless tearing apart properties and back to square one. If your buyers are having a hard time coming to terms ...

By Ann Nguyen, Lake Tahoe Truckee Homes For Sale
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
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They say diamonds are forever, but household stone trends don't stick around for long. Read on to find out what will be replacing granite in your kitchen!https://www.searchtahoetruckeehomes.com/blog/2020/4/is-granite-on-its-way-out  

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 Mark Murad, Virginia Realtor-Loudoun/Fairfax/PW (703)623-7626
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 0
SUMMARY    The current inventory level for Stone Ridge increased to 7 active listings. There were 3 new listings, 3 homes to active under contract and /or pending and 1 homes closed last week with average days on the market of 8 and average net to list sales price of 102.9%.  Click HERE for entir...

By Kate Steven, Best Real Estate Blog
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The elements of winter can leave your poly furniture looking dirty but with a few easy steps, you can have your furniture set looking good as new and ready for outdoor enjoyment. 1. Use Dish Soap and Warm Water for Basic Spills Minor spills and stains can be removed by using soap and warm water. ...

By Richa Nayyar
(Coming service)
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 Debt is a very common term in personal finance. Many people struggle with debts. Being in debt can be quite a devastating experience. Unfortunately, debts can really affect you financially and even affect your financial goals. In addition to that, if you fail to manage your debts accordingly, th...

By Pat Champion, Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs
(Coldwell Banker Camelot Realty)
Comments 10
Tips to make your deck more private and enjoyableSpring is here! Now is a great time to be outdoors enjoy the beautiful weather and your patio. Your deck or patio can be a welcome retreat for relaxation, but traffic noise, neighbors who are too close, or an unattractive view can interfere with yo...

By Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Comments 31
 April Home Maintenance & Safety Checklist  April has arrived. To keep your home in tip-top shape this month and throughout the year, here's a checklist of home maintenance and safety items to take care of during April. (For a printable copy of the April Home Maintenance & Safety Checklist from R...

By David Jackson, MBA, Financial lending analyst
(Olympus Labs)
Comments 0
Stocks vs real estate. Depending on who you speak to, one will take precedent over the other in the profit stakes, but it is fair to say both areas of investment can be extremely lucrative if you make the right decisions. Choosing which area to invest in will depend on many factors, notably which...

By Joseph Margherita, Mold removal and emergency damage company
(Fresh Maintenance)
Comments 2
 How to prevent mold in a basement.The best way to prevent mold growth is to control humidity and moisture in your basement. Often if you bring a hygrometer (a tool that measures relative humidity) into a basement you will get a reading that is much higher than the 50% it takes to grow mold. So, ...

By Ann Nguyen, Lake Tahoe Truckee Homes For Sale
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Comments 1
Here are four tips for curating shelves that are stylish and creative. Form and Function If you don’t have built-ins, there are tons of functional options that are easy to install, from floating shelves to open box shelves.  Show Off Books Choose a handful of books that are visually pleasing or m...

By Anne Thompson, DIYing between diaper changes
(DIY Decor Mom)
Comments 2
Spring is slowly coming to most of the United States--even the midwest where I live. While we might be a month or so behind everyone else growth-wise, our spring market is just starting to heat up (it didn't get the news about COVID-19...yet!) So what can you do to spruce up your home (even if yo...

By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
Comments 7
On March 27, 2020, Larissa Runkle published a very good and helpful report on Realtor.com about list of DIY kitchen tips to do while in isolation at home.1. Install a dish-drying rack,2. Try a different window treatment (or none at all),3. Install new pendant lights,4. Remake the cabinet doors,5....

By Richa Nayyar
(Coming service)
Comments 0
 Kratom leaves are quickly becoming one of the most popular nutritional supplements on the market. But why?This natural remedy has been used for hundreds of years in traditional medicine to relieve pain, boost metabolism, increase immunity, and improve mental health.If you’re currently taking med...

By Matt Lee, Real Estate Marketing
(Rise Up Local & Lead Generation Experts)
Comments 2
Have you been thinking about remodeling your home but don't know where to start? Does the idea of planning the budget for your home improvement projects bring you joy but scare you at the same time? If so, then you have come to the right place. Today, we are going to talk about budget planning an...

By Matt Lee, Real Estate Marketing
(Rise Up Local & Lead Generation Experts)
Comments 0
As you venture into commercial investment, you’ll notice that there are notable styles most business owners engage in to encourage customers to visit their renters. Whatever it may be, business owners should approach these with a clear vision to provide the best results for renters and the custom...

By Phyllis Lerner call 914.438.7556, William Raveis Legends Realty Group
(William Raveis Legends Realty Group LLC)
Comments 1
New York is considering an Anti-Flipping Bill... Buying a house in a state of disrepair and fixing it up to sell it shortly thereafter for a big profit is a dream that has been fueled by a number of TV shows in recent years. National sales statisics show that over 200,000 U.S. homes were bought a...

By Richa Nayyar
(Coming service)
Comments 0
 Most people don’t worry too much about the type of home heating source when then they first buy a house. If you’re like most people, you’re far more worried about things like roof condition, square footage, and the number of bathrooms.The question about which home heating source you should use t...
Whether your town is on lockdown or you’re simply practicing social distancing, you may find yourself at home a lot more often this spring season due to the worldwide spread of COVID-19. But being home doesn’t mean your life is on pause; it may mean you divert your attention to at-home projects a...