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It's relatively easy for your plumber to replace pipes that are already exposed in your basement or crawlspace. Image: Kim Steele/Photodisc/Getty You'll need to closely inspect your plumbing or rely on a licensed plumber to advise you whether it's time for replacing plumbing. Replacing plumbing in a 1,500 sq. ft. home is an expensive proposition that can cost $2,000 to $15,000, depending on the complexity.However, you (2 comments)
Some pull-out shelves include slots for storing baking sheets or pans. Image: ShelfGenie® Glide-OutTM Shelving Solutions Pull-out shelves unleash the storage potential on a typical 24-inch deep, 30-inch wide, lower kitchen cabinet. With standard shelves, you have to stoop down (ouch) and peer into the dark recesses to see what's back there. Mmm, peanut (0 comments)
If you're contemplating a kitchen remodel, you're also weighing a considerable investment. But a significant portion of the upfront costs may be recovered by the value the project brings to your home. Kitchen remodels in the $50,000-$60,000 range recoup about 69% of the initial project cost at the home's resale, according to recent data from Remodeling Magazine's Cost vs. Value Report. To (0 comments)
The Karbon articulating kitchen faucet allows you to select a height as well as a direction to spray. Image: Kohler If you're looking for a new kitchen faucet, check out the high-tech wonders. The latest-gen kitchen faucets seem to operate with only a wink and a nod, and are a cool way to upgrade your kitchen without remodeling the whole (0 comments)
You might use a neighbor's garage or a donated space from a local business as a storage space for a tool-sharing program. Image: Stewart Cohen/Pam Ostrow/Blend Images/Getty Images The amount you save by borrowing a table saw the two or three times a year you need it, rather than buying one, is so great that neighborhoods around the country have formalized (2 comments)
Look for maintenance jobs that are relatively easy and need to be done regularly, so you can hone your skills over time. Image: Comstock/Getty Images Why pay someone big bucks to do something you can just as easily do yourself? That's the thinking that has gotten more Americans than ever swinging their own hammers. In a (0 comments)
Get creative with your cabinet hardware, such as these zinc alloy knobs and pulls, for a low-cost kitchen style upgrade. Image: Siro Designs Like putting on a silk tie or diamond earrings, changing kitchen cabinet hardware is an easy way to freshen existing space without a lot of expense. Installing new knobs, pulls, and hinges is a (0 comments)
Home improvement expert Joe Truini demonstrates the best way to install craft-paper insulation in your attic. Additional home improvement videos can be found at DannyLipford.com. Even if you live in an older home, there's no reason you need to shiver through the winter or roast in the summer. If your house doesn't have enough insulation-common in homes built (1 comments)
Before embarking on an attic bedroom remodeling project, check to see if you have rafters or trusses holding up the roof. Image: Valspar Paint An attic bedroom exploits roof space previously devoted to high school yearbooks and nesting sparrows. Reclaiming the space under your roof also avoids many zoning and easement concerns-common chores when adding onto a house. Attic bedroom costs (1 comments)
An attic hatch cover improves energy efficiency and costs about $150. Image: Energy Guardian You probably think of your ceilings as solid surfaces, but the truth is that ceilings leak air into unfinished attic spaces through gaps and openings, such as around pipes and lighting fixtures. Air leaking into your attic could be costing (0 comments)
The biggest air leaks are usually found in the attic, but it's often easy to add insulation there. Image: Roxul Is your home squandering precious energy? Here's how you can search out areas of energy waste that may be costing you money. By following up on problems, you can lower energy bills by 5% to 30% annually. With annual energy (0 comments)
Learn how to launch and run a community campaign effectively.
Keep your community group's attention and enthusiasm revved up with a series of concrete goals. Image: Senior Style/Getty Images 5 Tips to Get Your Campaign Started, Courtesy of Josh Gonzalez of Coldwell Banker Prime Properties in Clifton Park NY and Stewart Construction Inc in Burnt Hills NY. If you get fired up imagining yourself successfully championing a (3 comments)
Have a positive impact on your community by getting involved in city and county meetings that affect your area's future development.
If you attend a hearing, be as specific as possible about your concerns and how the project might affect you. Image: Eric Audras/Getty Images How to Participate in City Planning, County Planning Efforts. Courtesy of Josh Gonzalez of Coldwell Banker Prime Properties in Clifton Park NY and Stewart (0 comments)
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