I just read the Seattle Times article, “5 questions to ask before starting your next home-improvement project and I think you might enjoy it, too.
You can read the full article here: https://www.seattletimes.com/explore/nwhomes/5-questions-to-ask-before-starting-your-next-home-improvement-project/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=article_left_1.1&_native
The condition of floors after removing carpet & padding… Meet Samy, project manager of dirty work.
Sanded, stained and sealed by Paiges Floors. This and fresh coat of paint made a huge difference.
Today is Earth Day, and instead of simply suggesting things you can do to help conserve our lovely planet, we're going to do our best to guilt you into doing them. Here are the three easiest ways to do your part
Turn off the lights whenever you leave a room. What’s the point of leaving them on if you’re not in there? And being scared of the dark is only an excuse if you’re under the age of five.
When you're brushing your teeth, turn off the faucet. There is no good reason to waste all that precious water going down the drain. Do you want to turn into California? We think not.
Pick up some environmentally-friendly, reusable shopping bags! In Seattle, plastic bags are banned, and they’ll charge you for paper bags, so it's in your best interest to invest in some that you can use over and over again. Hint: These are some of our faves.
We should also point out that doing all of the above also saves you money! You can sleep well at night knowing you’re doing the right thing for Mother Earth – and your bank account – all at the same time.
Want some more ideas how you can conserve energy at home? Check out the Energy Star website.
Porch.com is a great Seattle-based resource that offers online help for your next home improvement project. While this doesn't replace my recommended service professionals – check out that list here – Porch is a great tool for project advice and examples.
Here is how Porch describes their business:
Porch.com is a free home improvement network the connects homeowners and renters with the right home service professionals based on who neighbors have used, project and cost history, and friend and neighbors' endorsements.
Have you used Porch? Curious to hear your thoughts! Post a comment below.
Just discovered this company and website. I often see old houses that could be transformed with new interior doors and hardware. Take a look and give me your feedback. MyHomeStory.com
Take a look at the City of Seattle’s program for making your home more energy efficient. The incentives expire at the end of July, including the low cost energy audit. Even if you don’t pursue the audit and incentives program, there are some great ideas and resources on this site.