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 Suzanne Otto, Your Montgomery County PA home stager
(Six Twenty Designs)
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Easy Ways to Improve Your Curb Appeal You know what they say, you never get a second chance to make a first impression. When you're selling your Montgomery County PA home, curb appeal counts. It's the first thing a buyer sees when they find your home on the internet. And as Montgomery Co...
By Terri Poehler, Coral Springs Real Estate Agent
(Realtor)
Comments 5
It's hard to believe while looking outside a window in sunny South Florida that it is hurricane season. But the truth of the matter is, a hurricane can sneak up in a day! The city of Coral Springs urges tree owners to prune and cut back any loose branches and discard right away. Believe it or...
By Mahesh Mike Patel, Call Me And Consider It Done!
(First Team Real Estate)
Comments 8
 5 Ways to Freshen Up Your Bathroom If you want to make over your bathroom, but don't want to take a full renovation, here are 5 things to do to make it look like almost new: Paint Lighting Fixtures Window treatments Accessories     Compliments of Mike Patel, Broker Associate, Bre 01146880    
By Rummy Dhanoa, Rummy Dhanoa
(Rummy Dhanoa Real Estate Experts )
Comments 1
  One of the things that gives me most peace is having a clean and simple home. When I wake up in the morning and walk downstairs into a kitchen and living room that have been decluttered, that have a minimalist look, and have no junk lying around, there is a calm and joy that enters my heart. W...
By Yvette Belisle, Your Local Real Estate Expert
(Real Estate Brokers of Alaska)
Comments 4
Are you planning to sell your house this year? Is your house ready for an open house? Most of the people would say yes without considering the condition of their landscaping. Landscaping is an important part of the exterior of your house and it can even turnoff a potential buyer. Houses with bad ...
By Steve Sicard
(Keller Williams Solid Rock Realty)
Comments 3
  You have smoke detectors. Your doors have good locks. The bathtub has a slip-free pad. By all accounts, your home is a safe and secure place for your family to live.       However, there are some hazards that many homeowners don't consider or even know about. For instance:       Blocked eav...
By Rain Silverhawk, Realtor, Sandpoint North Idaho Real Estate by Rain
(Keller Williams Sandpoint)
Comments 6
Using landscaping stones in your design can produce a pure natural beauty to your yard, full of texture, color and provide a focal point. You can use landscaping stones to accent certain portions of your yard, give it depth, you can even plant some plants to make it look more natural. They look g...
By Jane & Jeff Daley, PhD, Scottsdale Real Estate Arizona
(Luxury Valley Homes For Buyers & Sellers Phoenix AZ Area)
Comments 0
How to Get an Organized Bathroom, Scottsdale Real Estate Here are some great tips to get your bathroom organized: One of the rooms in most homes that can get out-of-hand crazy is the bathroom. Toothpaste, lotions, tissue and towels can easily get strewn out over the counter tops, or in the case ...
By Ronnie Jones, Lifestyle Garage Screen
(Home Improvement)
Comments 0
Lifestyle Screens Edmond, OK CLICK PICTURE BELOW FOR VIDEO DEMONSTRATION Edmond Oklahoma is the latest destination of the Lifestyle Garage Screen Door. A necessity to homes on the eastern seaboard, the time is now for avid garage dwellers in the state of Oklahoma to enjoy the perks of having a Li...
By Ronnie Jones, Lifestyle Garage Screen
(Home Improvement)
Comments 2
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By Ronnie Jones, Lifestyle Garage Screen
(Home Improvement)
Comments 0
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By Ronnie Jones, Lifestyle Garage Screen
(Home Improvement)
Comments 1
Lifestyle Screens Mercer Island, WA CLICK PLAY FOR VIDEO DEMONSTRATION Introducing the Lifestyle Garage Screen Door to the Pacific Northwest. A necessity for avid garage dwellers across the nation, the Lifestyle Garage Screen Door provides a supreme level of privacy in the garage for the homeowne...
By Ronnie Jones, Lifestyle Garage Screen
(Home Improvement)
Comments 0
Lifestyle Garage Screens Blue Lake, CA Welcome to Sholes Overhead Door inc. We have something home owners are going to love for hanging out in the garage this summer called the "Lifestyle Garage Screen Door. I gotta tell ya, I have never seen anything like this. In fact I had no idea somethi...
By Ronnie Jones, Lifestyle Garage Screen
(Home Improvement)
Comments 0
Lifestyle Screens Houston, TX CLICK PICTURE BELOW FOR VIDEO DEMONSTRATION   Done Rite Overhead Door is is proud to serve the greater Houston, TX area with the Lifestyle Garage Screen Door. A necessity to homes on the eastern seaboard, the time is now for avid garage dwellers in the state of Texas...
By Nancy Moeller
(Seven Gables Real Estate)
Comments 1
Prevent Basement Floods Making your basement into a comfortable living area can significantly raise the value of your home but it is extremely important for you to take the necessary action before you start your remodel. The basement could turn into a massive loss if not protected. The largest c...
By Ronnie Jones, Lifestyle Garage Screen
(Home Improvement)
Comments 0
Lifestyle Screens Beverly Hills, CA CLICK PLAY BELOW FOR VIDEO DEMONSTRATION     Introducing the Lifestyle Garage Screen Door to Beverly Hills, CA. A necessity for avid garage dwellers across the nation, the Lifestyle Garage Screen Door provides a supreme level of privacy in the garage for the ho...
By Ronnie Jones, Lifestyle Garage Screen
(Home Improvement)
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By Ronnie Jones, Lifestyle Garage Screen
(Home Improvement)
Comments 1
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By Nancy Moeller
(Seven Gables Real Estate)
Comments 0
When you move into your new home, you may not think to revise and update your emergency plan, but natural disasters strike without warning. Avoid being caught without a plan in place at your new address. Here are ten steps to take to make sure you are ready the day you move in and continue stayin...
By Nancy Moeller
(Seven Gables Real Estate)
Comments 4
Tips for Cleaning Your Home Stains and odors Once you find a stain blot it up immediately while putting a plastic liner or garbage baf between the cushion and the fabric so the contaminant does not spread to the cushion. The rinse with cold water as best you can, the cold water doesn’t set stain...