dcsimg

Archive for July, 2011

Allison Millar
Jul
17
Energy efficient appliances are popular items, but can they really save you money? The answer is "yes"…assuming you do your home improvement research and shop wisely. Quick energy efficient stats According to ENERGY STAR, the average family spends $2,200 a year on energy, with heating (29%), cooling (17%) and the water heater (14%) taking the most energy. Shave a little from each of these bills and you can savings hundreds of dollar ...
Allison Millar
Jul
12
Want to save money on remodeling? Get it right the first time. If you've ever had to reorder bathroom tile or call the countertop installer back because of a faulty installation, you know the aggravation. But, have you ever considered the added remodeling costs for mistakes, mix ups and bad planning? Here's five ways redoing a remodeling project can hit the wallet: Extra contractor fees Extra material fees Material restocking fees Rush charges to speed ...
Allison Millar
Jul
08
Weeds. Weeds. Weeds. We all hate weeds, but how can you REALLY get rid of them? What's the secret to a beautiful landscaping--without the weeds? Here are sure expert lawn care tips: Build strong grass to crowd out weeds. This means reseeding over bare spots where weeds can take a hold; fertilizing at the right time and adding nutrients to the soil. And, yes, pulling weeds! Fertilize at the right time. Here's ...
Allison Millar
Jul
05
Want to join the outdoor living craze? Adding outdoor dining and entertaining space is easier than you think and can help boost your home value. Here are must have outdoor remodeling projects: An outdoor kitchen. While permanent outdoor kitchens get pricey ($10,000 or more), you can get a taste of the good life for $2,000 or less by going portable. Forget the gas line and built in grill and try: A 36-inch ...
Repair Home survey