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.

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Put the hammer down and the glasses on and read on.

Trending blogs on Home Improvement

 
By Robert (Bob) Gilbert, Your Katy TX Real Estate Expert
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties)
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Tip for Home Repair/Home Improvement Co. or Individuals in Katy   My common sense tip is simply this : Call or contact via text, Email or by whatever means the potential clients if you are running late or have some type of emergency. Don't just not show up with no communication. This is very ...
By Patricia Feager, MBA, GRI, Cert Negotiations Expert, Military Relo Prof, The Little REALTOR® That Could
(Keller Williams Realty)
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  When putting a home on the market, one of the questions frequently asked is what home improvements and repairs do I need to make? Owning a home is one of the most valuable financial assets. Whether you stay or go, maintenance is part of home ownership and the best advice I can give is to contac...
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 Roberta LaRocca, REALTOR®, Broker, Salesperson, Property Management
(Simply Vegas Real Estate)
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Alert - Failing KitchenAid Refrigerator Control Boards, part numbers 2307028 and the replacement W10219463, are no longer available, and apparently have had a fairly high failure rate. For the good news, I may be able to provide you with a possible simple repair as you read on.  These refrigerato...
By Catarina Bannier, DC Real Estate The Smart And Fun Way
(Evers & Co. Real Estate)
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I'm not entirely sure whether last Wednesday was the hottest day of the century in DC, but it sure seemed that way when the AC in my house stopped working in the early afternoon, just as the outside temperature reached the mid-90s. By the time the realization set in that it was indeed just l...
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 Tammie White, TW Realty Group, Franklin TN, South of Nashville
(Benchmark Realty, LLC (615) 495-0752 or www.TWRealtyGroup.net)
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  Getting your Franklin TN home ready to sell? Sometimes sellers are over-whelmed by all that needs to be done when preparing their home for sale. I tips below are just a few easy things that can have a big impact on the appearance of your home. When you are ready to sell your Franklin TN home, c...
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 Jeff Fisher, ArizonasRealty
(ReMax Fine Properties)
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  Wrought iron is a classic accent that has been used to beautify homes for centuries. The strong and simple elegance of wrought iron is a wonderful addition to any modern home. It can be incorporated into home design in many different ways.   A Masculine Addition To Any Design     Wrought iron i...
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 Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Retired Real Estate Broker, Maryland Blogger)
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How Google Earth Assists Crooks to Enter Your Home Every home owner should be aware that their home may be observed by thieves. Home security and family safety are even a greater challenge with Google Earth photos. Thanks to real estate professional Kristin Hamilton for this blog.   Please go to ...
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 Suzanne Otto, Your Montgomery County PA home stager
(Six Twenty Designs)
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Quick Ways to Improve the Look of Your Home   Today, I'm taking a little break from talking about home staging. While I love to help sellers get buyers to fall in love with their home, I also enjoy making existing homeowners fall in love with their home all over again.  Redesign can make that...
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 Charles Stallions, 800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
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  Pensacola, Florida: Homes in Pensacola For Sale, Buyers Rebates, Free Foreclosure List of Homes in Pensacola, Pace and Gulf Breeze Florida.       Less is more when it comes to noise An increasing number of buyers, especially in the luxury market, are willing to pay more money for a home that ke...
By Ana Hitzel, Home Stager Inland Empire & Palm Springs
( AccentPositives Home Staging )
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drive·way: noun \-ˌwā\ a short private road from a street to a house or other building where cars can usually be parked –Merriam-Webster Residential driveways are also used for such things as garage sales, automobile washing and repair and recreation, notably (in North America) for basketball pra...
By Ronnie Jones, Lifestyle Garage Screen
(Home Improvement)
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Lifestyle Screens Eagle, CO CLICK PICTURE BELOW FOR VIDEO DEMONSTRATION Cloud Mountain Services is now carrying The Lifestyle Garage Screen Door. 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 home...
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...