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 Christopher Pataki, Hockessin Delaware Real Estate
(RE/MAX Associates)
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Well, the dog days of July are almost over, and August is right around the corner. Many of us do focus on home maintenance during the summer, but some smaller projects may go overlooked. Now might be a good time to boost your real estate marketing by sharing these three money-saving improvements...
By Anne Lok, Homes for Modern City Dwellers
(Homelife Realty One Ltd. Brokerage)
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Can you fetch more for a 3 bedroom instead of a 2+1 bedroom, or adding an extra bedroom to your house? Truthfully, there is no formula for how much the selling price can increase by adding an extra bedroom. Likewise, converting a windowless den into a second bedroom may not be an attribute when ...
By Nick Walton, Call 469-556-2393
(JP & Associates REALTORS®)
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How Can I Improve My Frisco TX Home's Value? Improvements to your Frisco, TX home should show well but also fit well within your neighborhood. Buyers are looking for the least expensive home in the best neighborhood they can afford. Generally cosmetic upgrades like paint and appliances will p...
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 THE TRAILBLAZER TEAM - ASHEVILLE Land and Signature Mountain Homes, Knowledge. Insight. We Walk the Extra Acreage !
(Signature Mountain Homes and LAND- Asheville 1031 Realty, Inc.)
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    Multigenerational Homes Trend "It's really good for children and young people to have a connection to their roots— a sense of history and who they are. Older relatives provide that."   ~ Donna Butts   According to a Home Features Survey by the National Association of REALTORS®, ...
By Laura Cerrano, Authentic Feng Shui Expert
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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According to Feng Shui Could my Roommates Energy Impact Mine? This was a great question asked from a recent client. Feng Shui teaches you that your surroundings, let that be the atmosphere of your apartment or even a combination of those who surround you in that space, will contribute to the ener...
By Mahesh Mike Patel, Call Me And Consider It Done!
(First Team Real Estate)
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 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 TIM GARTON, "Highly Skilled Pro"
(RE/MAX Gold)
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On Saturday, July 26th, The Boyz Under the Hood Car Club, the Freewheelers Car Club and the Vallejo Yacht Club are pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Vallejo Hot Rod Car Show and BBQ.  This event promises to be a day of cool cars, BBQ and great live music both inside and outside the Vallejo Yacht...
By Juli Vosmik, Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739
(Dominion Real Estate Partners, LLC, Scottsdale, AZ)
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TV REPAIR IN SCOTTSDALE & PHOENIX AREA Our 60” big screen HDTV was starting to act up - you know - those annoying lines and static running through the screen.   In the 8 years we’ve owned this TV, we have placed the lamp twice and knew just where to go to purchase another:  TVS Brothers.  Aft...
By Jane & Jeff Daley, PhD, Scottsdale Real Estate Arizona
(Luxury Valley Homes For Buyers & Sellers Phoenix AZ Area)
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How to Get Your Furniture Arrangement Right, Scottsdale Real Estate Like a blank page or canvas, an empty room can be either an opportunity or a challenge. With so many ways to fill it, how do you know where to start? Here are some of the basic rules of furniture arrangement that are distilled  i...
By Steve Wilhelmy
(Keller Williams Classic Realty Northwest)
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Top DIY Mistakes By Homeowners     Search the entire MLS for FREE Well it is that time of year when the project list comes out!  The first thing any savvy do-it-yourselfer should take into consideration when attacking a project is that it will probably take twice as much time and three times as m...
By Shelby DiBiase, Investing In Your Future
(REMAX Professionals)
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Here is a BEFORE and AFTER of one of our client's homes we are about to list! We take pride in how our listings are showcased. A little bit of maintenance can make a huge difference in the value of your home.Call the DiBiase Team today if you would like us to show you what little improvements...
By Tammie White, TW Realty Group, Franklin TN, South of Nashville
(Benchmark Realty, LLC (615) 495-0752 or www.TWRealtyGroup.net)
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Make a house look good from the outside and the phone will ring from buyers who are anxious to get inside. I listed a small, one-level home a few weeks back. The sellers had taken meticulous care of their home. The lawn looked like carpet it was so lush and green. The landscaping was gorgeous and...
By Kathleen Vetrano, Luxury Home Real Estate Consultant
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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The driveway is the first impression.   When preparing your home for the market keep this in mind.  Your driveway is the street to your home, make it welcoming and memorable.  Ana Hitzel has written a wonderful article about this, providing all home sellers with useful information. drive·way: nou...
By Jeffrey Ditri, New York City Residential Rental Specialist
(JAD Realty Group, LLC.)
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    Renovations are always a delicate subject in co-op buildings, and if you're hoping to make the process as painless as possible, you'll want to approach your board exactly the right way. You'll need to sign an alteration agreement, or a contract stating that you'll follow code...
By N. Joel Walter, Cr (Certified Remodeler)
(N.J.W. Construction Inc)
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Rich, birch shaker cabinets welcome friends and family into this spacious gallery style kitchen.  Details abound on the surface and deep within the cabinetry, making this kitchen not only stunning but convenient. Hidden behind the layers of deep amber wood are components of modern day living; ut...
By zeta cross
(Smart Green Realty)
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Thanks to Green Home Guide! http://bit.ly/1nRENnx  www.greenhomeguide.com Solar thermal: The best on energy factor however didn’t meet our budget and had to be installed on the south side of our roof which was the front of the house.  My wife didn’t like that. LP Gas tankless: The energy factor i...
By Garrigus Real Estate - Call Now: 1 (888) 9-LIST-IT
(Coldwell Banker Kivett-Teeters)
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 Real Estate Sellers: Find the Value of Your Home ... Free Lowe's 10% Off Coupon Good for Savings Up to $1,000 Have you heard the old adage "Times are tough" lately? Money's tight (another old adage), but this is the economy we live in today. Credit is tight, the national saving...
By Kristin Hamilton, (909) 557-6966, CDPE, SFR, CHS-Redlands/Loma Linda
(Keller Williams Realty)
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How Google Earth Assists Crooks to Enter Your Home We live in such a great era where technology seems to get better and better but it is sad when crooks use this technology to further their desire of becoming rich by taking advantage of homeowners by using modern technology. We are at risk of bec...
By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
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  Water Continues to Seep in Around The Windows in Sacramento    We get calls from homeowners and management companies regarding water getting in around the windows. Sometimes the water is dripping, other times there are signs of discoloration and moisture is detected in the walls. This usually c...