Home Improvement Projects and Inspiration

Alure specializes in interior home remodeling with full bathroom remodeling and kitchen remodeling services. Our in-house interior designers and space planners work closely with our clients to create the kitchen or bathroom of their dreams. For a fast and affordable alternative to these comprehensive services, we also offer a 5-day Bathroom remodel and 10-day Kitchen remodel. Put it in writing.New York state law requires a contractor to provide a written contract for home improvement work. The contract should include a timeline for work to be completed, a payment schedule and as many specifics as possible about the project, such as types or brands of materials. Home improvement loan programs help with home repairs and modifications.

And you’ll be protecting your valuable tools in a custom chest, while saving on the outrageous cost of store-bought storage. Installing a ventilating fan in your bath does more than just eliminate fogged-up windows, steamy mirrors and stale odors. It also helps prevent moisture-related problems, such as the growth of mold and mildew, that can be costly to remove and lead to health problems. Here, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows the proper way to install a bath vent fan. In this particular installation, Tom ran the exhaust duct into the attic and through a sidewall to the outdoors.

Read our guide to learn how to easily remove mold from wood. How to Keep a House Warm in Winter 13 simple things you can do to cut down on your heating bills, save money, and have a warm house. Amy Paladino is a pro at juggling the demands of her job and family. But as with many of us, when it came to organizing tools for DIY projects, she needed a little assistance. While there is a fairly large ‘grey market’ of unlicensed companies, there are those that have membership in a reputable association and/or are accredited by a professional organization. Homeowners are recommended to perform checks such as verifying license and insurance and checking business references prior to hiring a contractor to work on their house.

You’re sure to find something in your price range that will save even more on your energy bill. Maintain everything to keep the expensive repair pros away. The single best way to save money around the house is by sticking to a maintenance schedule for as many of your home’s systems as possible.

You must answer a minimum of 21 questions correctly to pass. The exam fee is separate from the license fee and is nonrefundable. If you fail the exam twice, you must pay the exam fee again in order to retake the exam. A sole proprietor, general partner, corporate officer, principal, director, member, or shareholder owning 10% or more of company stock must schedule an appointment with Exam Builder to take the Home Improvement Exam. Make sure you provide all requirements; otherwise, your application is incomplete. DCWP can only consider complete applications for license issuance.