Want some valuable and helpful tips for making improvements around your home? If so, these six nuggets are sure to make your life easy. Be sure to keep them handy.
1. Do some work yourself. While many of the tasks relating to kitchen renovation will require special abilities and tools, there are some jobs that are nothing more than grunt work. Help with the unskilled labor jobs and save the cash that you would otherwise be paying the contractor's helpers to accomplish.
2. Clear the area of personal belongings. Take any breakables or damageable possessions out of the kitchen, as well off of the walls in adjoining rooms and in the pathway between your kitchen and the access door that the contractors will be using. It helps save money when you don't have to replace broken possessions.
3. Use a "smart" thermostat. A digital thermostat isn't expensive and it can make a significant difference in your heating and cooling bill as well as the environment since you won't be operating the unit unnecessarily. Many cities have a program that offers price reductions when you have programmable digital thermostats installed. Others offer tax incentives. They permit you to make sure that you're only running a furnace or air conditioning unit for the heating and cooling you need, and at the proper times during the day. Read more...