1. He’s Not the Only Game in Town Even if you believe you found the best contractor in the area, don’t hire him unless you’re sure he’s right for your project. You should solicit at least three bids from three different contractors before awarding a home improvement project. This way you can make an educated hiring decision by comparing costs, methods, and materials. What you should do: Make sure you have a basis for comparison when asking for bids. Provide each contractor wi
Are you an empty-nester? Do you want to retire where you are, or does a vacation destination sound more your style? Are you close to retirement and not ready to move yet, but living in a home that is too big in size and maintenance needs? How can you line up your current needs with your goals and dreams for the future? The answer for many might be the equity you have in your house. According to the latest Equity Report from CoreLogic, the average homeowner in the United State
Think 10 Steps Ahead When Hall updated a tiny kitchen in one of his rentals, he installed a brand-new, expensive fridge — and then built a peninsula countertop extension.
“We thought it was the greatest idea,” he says. But adding the peninsula narrowed the space in front of the refrigerator, making it impossible to remove without lifting it entirely up and over the extension. (Ever tried to lift a fridge?) “I’m just praying the fridge doesn’t die on me, because I’m going to