Does Doing It Yourself Reallysave You Money?

In tough economic times like these, people look to save money any way they can. One increasingly popular strategy: Going the do-it-yourself route instead of paying a professional for home maintenance and repair projects. An April 2012 Merrill Edge survey of “mass affluent” Americans (defined as people with $50,000 to $250,000 of investible assets) found that in […]

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8 Steps to a Water-Wise Bathroom

Fix leaky toilets. A leaky toilet can waste up to 600 gallons of water per month! To check for leaks, put several drops of food coloring into the tank. If the color makes its way into the bowl, the toilet is leaking. For more information on detecting toilet leaks, visit the Toiletology 101 website Repair dripping faucets. […]

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Secrets To Finding A Contractor You Can Trust

I’ll bet you dollars to donuts you have heard some nightmare stories about working with contractors. Maybe it has even happened to you! Sure enough, there are a lot of bad characters in the remodeling and contracting industry. Finding a reputable remodeler is not as scary as you might think.There are a lot of great […]

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Tips For A Successful Kitchen Remodel

It’s true. Kitchen remodeling is not for the feint of heart. It is quite an experience — the dust, the noise, and all the invasion of strangers coming into the house. And of course, you have to live without a kitchen for a few weeks.  But keep your eye on the prize – it is […]

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Remodeling Success: Relationship vs. Cost

April 2nd, 2010 We all understand that whenwe purchase expensive items (car, furniture, and jewelry), the assumption isthat the price matters.  Value and quality should be uniform in identicalproducts.  That same assumption is often used in remodeling our homes, thelargest purchase and investment most of us make.  We transfer these sameattitudes and assumptions to selecting […]

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