With house prices and energy costs rising both nationally and globally, improving the energy efficiency of your existing home presents an opportunity to ‘future proof’ your investment. Mancha and Jamieson used YouTube videos and renovation forums to learn how to apply plasterwork and brick mortar, strip woodwork, recreate ceiling moldings, and install tile work. They discovered a quick tip for boiling doorknobs and hinges in a stainless steel pot with baking soda to remove paint. “We’re not experts, we just research a lot,” Jamieson said.
A modern, functional kitchen is one of the top features homeowners look for. But it’s important to not go overboard on the upgrades, since, according to U.S. News , a minor kitchen remodel will recoup 80 percent of its cost, while a major mid-range kitchen remodel has a 65 percent return on investment. Get help calculating your costs and determining what path to homeownership best … Read more