Allen and Karn weren’t just toolin’ around on “Home Improvement.” They actually do like tinkering in a workshop.
PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO THE HOME INSPECTION. "Leaking roofs, mold, electrical and plumbing issues are the mostly commonly noted concerns on an inspection report," says Day Coker, owner of AC by Day C, an HVAC maintenance and repair company based in High Point, North Carolina. If the inspection turns up problems, negotiate with the seller to either repair them or lower the selling price.FIND OUT THE AGE OF MAJOR APPLIANCES. When you can estimate how many years an appliance has left, you can save up for its replacement.CREATE A REPAIR FUND. Aim to save around $5,000, says Chelsea Lipford Wolf, co-host of the "Today's Homeowner" TV show and creator of "Checking In With Chelsea," a home improvement blog and video series. "That would cover most home systems that you would need to repair to keep your house running."
If you’re fortunate enough to have Monday off of work, revel in your three-day weekend with a shopping spree. If you’re not so lucky, you ought to treat yourself for all of your hard work. Everyone has an excuse to buy themselves a little something this weekend. Here’s a preview of Houzz’s President’s Day Sale. Browse the following home decor, furniture and fixtures by budget and start sprucing up before spring arrives.
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Pop quiz: What’s the home-improvement project that comes closest to paying for itself when you sell?