- Be Careful with
Home-Improvement Leads - Finding Reliable Contractor's - I've got
more stories that I could tell you about home improvement leads, than I
have fingers and toes to count them on. Anything from the most wonderful
contractor in the world, to the worst home remodeling nightmares of the
- Homeowners Alert -
Who's Going to Fix That - Problems with Warrantees and Contractors -
I wrote an article a little while ago about limited lifetime warranties,
but I don't think I mentioned anything about the problems these
warrantees created. The homeowner purchases a product that has a limited
lifetime guarantee, but what actually happens, if the product ever
- New Home
Improvement Products Can Create Big Problems for Homeowners - I
rarely buy new products that guarantee instant success for home repairs
anymore. To be honest with you, I probably purchased over 50 of these
items, before finally getting disgusted with myself for wasting so much
money on these miserable products.
- Save Money
Doing Your Own Home Repairs - I'm not talking about home remodeling,
adding a room addition to your house or redoing your entire electrical
system. I'm talking about simple home repairs that you can do on your
own, that really aren't that difficult.
Television Professionals Exposed - I can't believe all of the
information that I have learned over the years about remodeling,
construction and home repairs. I have read some of this information from
authors that are great writers, but don't seem to have much experience
in the remodeling or construction business.
- The Most Important
Deck Building Tip Ever - People write me and ask me questions about
home repairs, remodeling and home construction, but rarely listen to the
advice that I give them. If you're interested in building a deck around
your house, I would like you to pay attention to one of the most
important things a licensed contractor could tell you about deck
Your Home for the Winter Cold - People that live in the Southern
United States, might not have as many problems with their house as those
living in the Northern United States, once temperatures drop below
freezing. Once temperatures reach below freezing, you could find
yourself in a difficult situation, if you haven't prepared for it.
- Beware of Home
Warranties - Home warranties to a licensed general contractor might
not make as much sense as they would to someone who doesn't know
anything about home repairs or home appliances. If I didn't know
anything about these items and I had the right home warranty in front of
me, I would probably sign on the dotted line.
- How to Make
Your Home Look Better Without Spending Much Money - I can't tell you
how many people ask me this question or how many times I read this type
of question in home improvement and home remodeling magazines. How can I
make my home look better without spending very much money?
Communication Skills Save Money - Home Improvement Tips - One of the
biggest problems that two people will ever face in a relationship, will
be there ability to communicate with the other person effectively. If
you think about it, the biggest problems in a marriage today is
communication, not money or anything else.
- One Way to Take
the Gamble Out Of Home Repairs - Anyone who has ever had problems
fixing their own home repairs, understands what a gamble it is sometimes
to even attempt to fix difficult home repairs that might involve
plumbing, electrical, heating, air conditioning or even structural
- A Leaking Faucet
Becomes a Homeowner's Worst Nightmare - Your faucets leaking and it
has been leaking for about six months now. It's getting worse and you
really don't have the money to get it fixed, so you just let it continue
to leak. Not only is this water leak annoying to everyone in the house,
but you know deep down inside that you're wasting water and this is
starting to wear on your finances.
- Exterior Home
Makeover Ideas That Make People Look Twice - You're tired of looking
at that drab old home and every time you pull into your driveway, you
notice one of your neighbors shaking their heads as they walk by your
home, disgusted at what they see. Well let me see if I can help you by
giving you some exterior home makeover ideas that will make people look
- Terrible Home
Improvement Guarantees and My Solution - One of the biggest problems
with home improvement contractors and home improvement centers is the
products they sell, that include limited lifetime warranties or other
guarantees. Some of these guarantees sound good and would be good, if
the companies actually backed them up.
- Hire the
Right Home Improvement Contractor the First Time - This isn't like
shopping in a grocery store or purchasing things from your local mall.
You usually only have one shot at this and if you're wrong, it could
cost you thousands of dollars. Let me see if I can help you find the
right home improvement contractor the first time.
- They Don't Build Things
like They Used To - You've probably heard this before, especially
from someone who is older than you, but there is some truth to it. Think
about this for a moment, I remember my grandmother and grandfather
having the same furniture and appliances in their home, my entire life.
- Someone's Always Selling
the Best Home Water Filtration System - I can't believe how many
home water filtration systems I've seen, during my 30 years in the home
improvement business. I have tried quite a few of him, and it seems like
there is always someone selling the best filtration system.
Remodeling Products and Cost Value Comparisons - It's not very
common, to do any home remodeling, without shopping for the best price.
When it comes to home remodeling products, how do you know, that you're
actually getting the best product, that will provide the most value, for
the money that you are about to spend.
Building Materials Using the Internet - In 2003 the Federal Trade
Commission reported that nearly half of all internet related complaints
were fraud. Some of these websites look reputable and provide you with
amazing products and guarantees. If it's sounds too good to be true,
it's probably something you should stay away from.