Daily Archives: March 21, 2019

How To Stay On Budget When Making Home Renovations

Around Puget Sound, each municipality has permit requirements and related costs. Even small energy appliances like water heaters require permits. Not all contractors take the time to get permits, leaving you on your own to obtain it.

I bought a twelve-ounce can of Dow GREAT STUFF Insulating Foam Sealant at my local hardware for about five bucks. Builders Square, Amazon.com and even eBay has this product listed for around seven bucks a can.

As you build relationships with employees at the larger home improvement stores they will let you know when the best deals are coming out on home improvement product. You might be lucky enough to find some incredible deals that you can even make money on at times.

Arguably this is one of the most important objectives when doing any landscaping work to your front yard or backyard. There should be balance in the yard itself, and balance between the yard and house. And while you’ll want the landscaping to be eye-catching, you’ll want to complement, rather than overpower, the house. So consider how each component of your yard helps to create the balance.

Updated homes typically sell faster and for a greater amount of money than those that have had little or no renovations. Updating dark and dated kitchens is by far the best thing that you can do to improve the value of your home. It also is the most sure way to get back the most of your investment.

Can the contractor provide me with references that i may contact for similar projects? Anyone who has had a contractor nightmare wishes they had done this first. It’s great if you have a friend or neighbor who can recommend their contractor, but in many cases that is not an option. Reading online reviews is not the best indicator of real performance. You never know what incentive the reviewer was paid, if it’s an employee, or if the disgruntled commentator was one versus the one hundred who were satisfied. Talking to another customer or even seeing photographs of other work that was performed can help.

Kids love actual interaction, which is why dads seem to have more fun with their kids than moms do. Dads will get out there most of the time, eating it while running up the slide and teeter-tottering with 8 kids piled on the other end. Dads are the merry-go-round go-tos to make it go super fast, the ones who can make the swings go so high you think the kids are going to swing right over the bars. Moms stand by with snacks and band-aids when they could be having a blast, too. If only moms knew how much they were missing. It’s fun out there.