Have Home Improvement Questions?

Have Home Improvement Questions?

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How do I know if my windows need replacing?

How do I know if my windows need replacing?

I'm a first-time home owner and my house was built in the late 80's. I'm looking to invest in some updates but don't want to replace the windows unless they need it. How do I know if my windows need replacing?

How can I make my home more energy-efficient?

How can I make my home more energy-efficient?

Like most everyone else I know, my Consumers Energy bill is going through the roof. What can I do to make my home more energy-efficient and lower these bills?

Is it a good idea to replace my standard tub with a walk-in tub or walk-in shower?

Is it a good idea to replace my standard tub with a walk-in tub or walk-in shower?

I'm an older adult about ready to retire in a few years. I want to make my home more senior-friendly and I'm considering replacing my tub with a walk-in shower or walk-in tub. Is that a good idea? Will it hurt the resale value?

How does a walk-in tub work?

How does a walk-in tub work?

How does a walk-in tub work without leaking? I've always liked the idea of getting one, but have been reluctant to do so for fear of water damage.

Windows, Kitchen or Bath — How Do I Prioritize?

Windows, Kitchen or Bath — How Do I Prioritize?

I just bought a foreclosure as my first home. It has good bones and layout, but everything inside needs updating. The kitchen has black painted cabinets, the bathroom is pink and looks like a time capsule from the 60s, and a lot of the wood framed windows have either been painted shut or have fogged up in between the panes. Which project do you recommend I tackle first?