Home Maintenance Checklist: Fall To-Dos

Keeping your home in good shape is a full time job, which is why it’s important to have a home maintenance checklist to make sure everything gets done. Different seasons bring different problems, and different methods must be taken so your home stays comfy and cozy, regardless of the time of year. While a good all around checklist can save you lots in time, money, and stress, especially now, fall maintenance is critical; make sure you’ve covered all your bases.

Permit For Remodeling: Why And When You Need One

You are thinking about remodeling your kitchen, your bathroom or even your whole house, but you don’t know exactly where to start. Doing homework seems to be the best starting point. Once you have figured out precisely what kind of work is involved you will be able to apply for the right permit for remodeling. Always check with your building department before you get started on the work, even if you think you do not need a permit.

Are you planning a home remodeling project and you don’t know how to go about choosing a contractor? How do you know they’ll complete the work? How do you know they won’t rip you off? Do you go with a licensed contractor or that’s not really important? Here are a few tips and a checklist for you to have handy at the time of selecting a professional.

Painting Kitchen Cabinets: 10 Big Mistakes to avoid

A very popular, (supposedly) inexpensive, (commonly thought of as) fast way to spruce up your kitchen or give it a new look is painting kitchen cabinets. It sure is cheaper than buying a brand new set of kitchen cabinets and is faster than ordering new cabinets and having to wait until the contractor comes and install them. Or is it?

Lead-safe Remodeling: What To Know And What You Can Or Cannot Do

Whether you are renovating a home or an office building, safety is on your mind (or should be) and so is lead-safe remodeling. Homes and older building are likely to contain lead-based paint if built before 1978. The paint in and of itself is not the problem, the problem is its degradation that releases toxic chemicals.