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 Larry Atkins
(State Wide Realty Co.)
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State Wide Realty Tips: Farmville, VAHow to Declutter Your KitchenThe kitchen is a high traffic area in the home whether you are a cook or not. Your kitchen is a gathering spot for catching up and also for those things that magically appear and end up in the “junk drawer(s).” When the clutter tak...

By Goodale Miller
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Spring is the perfect time to start fresh, and for homeowners, that means checking the whole home and addressing things that needs repair or maintenance. In this spring home checklist, we’ll walk you through what you need to look into starting with the big home maintenance projects to the small o...
Do you know that a well-designed kitchen is often the key deciding factor when someone is shopping for a new home? A lovely kitchen’s appeal can’t be denied, more so when the kitchen is not only beautiful but is a chef’s dream as well. This is something to keep in mind especially these days that ...

By Tammy Sons, Ur always 1 decision away from a different life
(Tennessee Wholesale Nursery)
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Getting started is the hardest part of saving money unless you have it to save. While keeping the money from your sale try to at least save 20% of your income is ideal, more often than not, this can be difficult. Bills, living expenses, and emergencies can eat up your spare income, but here are f...

By Tamra Lee Ulmer, FORCE~NRBA ~ Over 1000 REO Assets SOLD!
(Arizona Resource Realty)
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You are renovating because you want your house to look more beautiful and feel more comfortable. Consider your home renovation plan as a business plan or as your special project that you are starting from scratch. If you hire an architecture they will plan for you, but if you want to save money t...

By Kate Steven, Best Real Estate Blog
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Does your property need a new roof or repair? Learn about what you should look for when sorting through local roofing companies to find the best fit.A leaking roof means much more than just puddles on the floor. The same leaks could severely damage your floor and be a huge embarrassment when gues...

By Rono Williams
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In an apartment building or house, there are automation systems that serve to simplify daily activities such as lighting, the control of the entrance doors. These building automation systems make the functioning of the building better, protect your interests, and save money. If you have never giv...

By Richa Nayyar
(Coming service)
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Buy a new home after retirement? It can be a smart investment for multiple reasons, and you don’t have to downsize for it to make sense. Purchasing a new home is an opportunity to move into a new community that fits your new lifestyle, take advantage of a home that will be more age-friendly, move...

By Richa Nayyar
(Coming service)
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Live Casino House is an online casino brand that is mostly dedicated to the Asian market and is considered a rich destination for all the gamblers. It was created in order to provide fun and entertainment to the casino lovers. It features a huge selection on table games and video slots that are h...

By Ann Nguyen, Lake Tahoe Truckee Homes For Sale
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
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Take your home to the next level with these ultra-high-end features. Two Kitchens A designated cooking space for caterers or chefs makes it easy to play host without interrupting your daily routine. Showroom Garage Showrooms enable auto enthusiasts to put their collection on full display. Wellnes...

By Rob Spinosa, SVP of Mortgage Lending, Marin County
(Guaranteed Rate, Marin County, CA)
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 First Class Architecture in Marin County, CA For the last couple of years I have had the distinct pleasure to know, and work with, architect Dean Jones out of Tiburon, CA.  I believe it is always worth pointing out great service, and in this case, I have both witnessed and experienced this servi...

By Karl Hess, on The Jersey Shore
(Keller Williams Shore Properties)
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Trend or Fad? Knowing the Difference Could Save You MoneyWhen updating your Ocean County home (particularly to put on the market), It's a good idea to incorporate current trends into your renovations. There's a fine line between trends and fads however, and the difference can affect your buyer po...

By David Jackson, MBA, Financial lending analyst
(Olympus Labs)
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Did you hear the joke about the roof? Never mind, it’d go over your head!Research shows that about 20% of people are chronic procrastinators. If you're putting off getting a new roof, it's probably because you're confused about what's going to take place.Unsure of when to get a new roof, or what ...

By Erika Rae Albert, Austin Real Estate Expert, Exceeding Expectations in Every Transaction
(E*Rae Realty)
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  As the coronavirus provides a very real concern to most of the world, one of the most common concerns among many Americans is how to face the immediate concern of boredom. The vast majority of us are practicing social distancing, and staying at home as much as possible.  However, you can only ...
Digital magazines are a sure thanks to experience the online technologies that are developed over the years. Being a product of the digital publishing, digital magazines provide you with all the facilities that you simply can find in the other digital publishing product. They are ready to create ...

By Coldwell Banker Pro West, "Your Proactive, Trusted Real Estate Advisor"
(Coldwell Banker Pro West Real Estate)
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Have you thought much about how the colors of your walls affect your moods? When choosing a paint color for your walls, think about what vibe you want the room to have. For a bedroom, maybe you want a calming, relaxed feeling. For an office or studio, maybe you want a creative vibe. Whatever the ...

By Kim N. Bregman, Exclusive Buyer Agent in S. Florida
(Optima Properties)
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  I’ve spent more than three decades with a home office. When you work at home, even part time, you discover that a makeshift desk area on a kitchen counter or the dining table isn’t the best setup. Having a dedicated home office, even if it’s compact, makes a big difference in comfort and produc...

By Kate Steven, Best Real Estate Blog
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Your roof has given you good service over the years, but it's not designed to last forever. Here's how to tell if you need a new roof.Has the same roof been sitting on the top of your home for more than 30 years now? If so, there's a good chance that you're going to need to have it replaced soon....
Whether you are a business owner, homeowner, or both – electrical issues can have you at a standstill. With our always-online digitally-driven lifestyles, even the most insignificant tasks need electricity to be completed. From charging devices to heating and digital marketing – electrical malfun...

By Kona Home Team (luva llc) Lance Owens (RS), Getting transactions done, when nobody else can!
(Kona Home Team (luva llc))
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Like the title states, this is for someone that loves fresh garden vegetables but doesn't necessarily have a really good "green thumb". I personally go for the easy stuff, mostly lettuce, basil, green onions, cilantro, oregano, tomatoes, and rosemary. As easy as the others may be, they are more w...