A Kitchen Remodel Worksheet to Help You Cut Costs
Published: December 10, 2018
Find out how much it costs to remodel a kitchen, item by item, so you never spend more than you need to. Get on the email list for your local hardware or home-improvement store, and get the jump on daily deals, seasonal specials, and clearances. Unsubscribe your heart out once your project is done
Let 'em know you're price shopping. Email specialty stores, such as cabinet and countertop suppliers to get quotes, and let them know you're shopping around. You'll save time and could get a lower price if they know there's competition.
Measure. And measure again. It's the most common remodeling mistake homeowners make. No appliance, countertop or other kitchen feature is a bargain if it doesn't fit or needs so much extra work and labor to work…
14 Simple Steps to Safeguarding Your Office
Ensure that all doors other than the main entrance are secured
Make certain windows are not obscured so that passersby can see in.
Make sure there is a clear exit route from the service desk to the door.
Never allow visitors to wander freely about the business. Have the person whom they want to see come to the front office area and escort the individual to the meeting area.
Have a visitor log book and policy on issuing visitor tags that limit access to certain areas and hours of the day.
If you encounter an individual while working late or alone, indicate to that person that you are not alone. Say something like, “My supervisor will be right with you and should be able to assist you.”
Keep personal information private. Avoid discussing…
Kitchen Countertop Triage: First Aid for Scratches
Published: January 14, 2011
You can repair kitchen counter mishaps with only a little time and money. Big boo-boos, however, will need professional help
Repair kitchen counters that show a history of wine spills, dropped pans, and unidentified sharp objects, and you’ll maintain the value of your kitchen and home. You can easily hide some counter mishaps, while only professional contractors can solve other surface problems
Here’s a look at counter cures and lost causes.
Even granite counters suffer kitchen wear and tear. But you can make them shine with a little time and know-how. After you fix them, don’t forget to reseal them.
Cracks, chips, scratches: Fill nicks in granite by building up layers…
What Every Seller Needs to Know About Closing
Closing time. You obviously want your mail to be sent to your new home. Setting up a forwarding address will also ensure that you can be reached if there are any post-closing matters. You can file a change of address with the U.S. Postal Service here .
At last, your home is officially sold. Congratulations! Give yourself a pat on the back — and then start settling into your new phase of life.
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Staging Your Home: How to Make Buyers Fall in Love
All the world’s a stage, said the Bard
Also worth considering? Removing personal items from view, such as copious family photos, artwork, or religious keepsakes. The concern is not that home buyers will be offended by you or your lifestyle. The goal is to neutralize the space and help home buyers imagine themselves living there. (But don’t go overboard. You don’t want rooms to feel sterile, either.)
Yes, we did just tell you to clean out your closets. So where are you supposed to put all this stuff? If you don’t have a discrete place to tuck things away, consider renting a storage unit.
To Find the Right Stager for Your Home, Ask Questions
If your agent doesn’t offer staging services, he or she can likely recommend local stagers for you to work…