Better Home and Gardens just released the results of a national survey asking two distinct sets of homeowners what they want to change in their home for 2018. Are you still waiting for someone else to remedy the small but niggling jobs around the house that need doing? Stop procrastinating and seize this opportunity to upskill on DIY basics. Learn how to put up a shelf with confidences, how to hang artworks so that they stay put and don’t wreck the walls, how to regrout tired tiling and end the drip, drip, drip of leaky taps. Cabinteely Community College is running a 10-week programme that offers a practical and hands-on course that covers elementary woodwork, plumbing and tiling. Classes commence Wednesday, September 19th, 7.30pm to 9.45pm and runs for 10 weeks. It costs €130 and includes materials. Pack some arnica in case you accidentally give your thumb a knock.
Kitchens used to be hidden-away work spaces, but today they’re rooms in which we spend huge amounts of time, even in period properties. Not only do they need to offer the preparation and cooking facilities that suit all the home’s occupants, but they must also be stylish space we want to enjoy being in. Often, they’re a zone in an open-plan kitchen diner and living space , so the kitchen’s decor must work harmoniously with dining and relaxing areas as well.
HGTV’s lineup relies heavily on homeowners willingness to let cameras into their homes, so it depends on a stream of applications received from viewers. Casting calls on look for people ranging from families needing help getting organized to empty nesters who want to transform their space. Curb appeal is a major reason that siding replacement ranks so highly on the Cost vs. Value report, says editor Sal Alfano. Replacement siding also offers the added value of being low maintenance, an important issue for cost-conscious buyers.
Fixer-upper buyers will discount the price of the home to allow for the repairs then discount it a bit more for the inconvenience. Say a home is worth $100,000 fixed up but it needs a new roof. A new roof might be expected to cost $10,000. A buyer most likely will not offer $90,000 for this home. She could buy an identical home with a new roof for $100,000 and not have the hassle.
Financing improvements upon-purchase: If you happen to’re planning major enhancements for a home you’re about to buy, it could be advantageous to finance the renovations at the time of purchase by including their estimated costs to your mortgage. In preparation for the shrine’s 100th anniversary in 2020, renovation works are carried out on a number of the shrine’s buildings from spring 2016 to October 2019.