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Archive for September, 2010

Allison Millar
Sep
12
I just ordered replacement windows for our drafty sunroom and not a minute too soon. The clock is ticking for all those energy efficient tax breaks; they end December 31. If you're on the fence about whether to add replacement windows, here's how to decide: The Scoop on Energy Efficient Windows How energy efficient are your current doors and windows? If you're like me, I was tired of feeling ...
Allison Millar
Sep
10
This is the time of year when many people are "putting the garden to bed," transplanting, adding new plants, cleaning out diseased plants, and adding mulch. While many consider it a rite of passage, it also can save you money. This is true whether you hire a landscaping contractor or do the work yourself. Here's how good fall landscaping (and the help of a landscaping contractor) can help: Reduce ...
Allison Millar
Sep
05
If reading a remodeling contract makes your eyes glaze over, here's how to get in focus. All those little details--or lack of details--in the contract can make a big difference in the price you pay. Here are some key areas to focus on: Scope of work. Focus not only on what is included, but what isn't. Does the kitchen remodeling include the price of a dumpster for all the ...
Allison Millar
Sep
03
If you're like most of us, your kitchen is a challenge to keep clean and organized. Wouldn't it be great to find ways to achieve that great, functional kitchen--without spending a lot of money? HGTV can get you started with utensil storage and the dreaded refrigerator cleaning. Short of hiring a live-in maid, here are some ideas for your next kitchen organization project: Create zones. Set aside a section ...
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