Professional contractors and DIYers agree that Home Depot is the place to shop for all your home improvement project supplies. With great prices and selections, Home Depot is the largest retail home improvement store in the world. When planning your next shopping trip to Home Depot, you might want to consider these tips.
I hadn't even considered this an area to save money, until my friends called me today and told me they had no hot water and the last time they paid a plumber $50 to come out and relight the pilot on their hot water heater. I understand the fear of burning the house down, but lighting pilot lights are simple and, on modern appliances, quite safe. I'm not certain when, but the industry standardized the pilot lights years ago. On old gas appliances an extinguished pilot would leak raw gas and could cause a fire hazard, but this is no longer the case.
Did you undertake any major home improvements over the past year? Buy a new water heater or air conditioner? Put up some new storm windows? Guess what, hope you kept the receipts because these could all be tax deductible. And in fact, they aren't tax deductions, they're tax credits, which are even better for you.
It's winter and the holidays are over. Now you're stuck inside because of the weather and broke from the shopping and going a little stir crazy from staring at the same four walls. This is the perfect time to do some simple home improvements that have big payoffs. I'm not going to suggest knocking out a wall or putting in another bathroom, but there are quite a few cheap and easy things you can do that will have a big impact and change the whole look of the place in a weekend.
If you are truly broke and snowed in, I even have a suggestion that doesn't cost a dime or involve leaving the house.
The first and simplest suggestion: Re-arrange the furniture. If you are going to do some of my other suggestions you are going to have to move it anyway, so this is a good first project.
Okay, so the last couple of giveaway prizes have been a bit "female-centric." But for day eleven of our Twelve Days of Giveaways we're tipping the scales over to the testosterone side of the equation with a $500 gift card courtesy of that mecca of maleness: Home Depot.
As this is my first blog post for Savings.com, I'd like to welcome you and thank you for taking the time to stop by to learn a little bit about how to repair your home. One thing I've learned over the years is that working on homes and repairing things in the home is fun, rewarding and, with the proper instruction and information, pretty easy!
So that's what I plan on doing, providing you fun, easy and effective information about your home and how to keep it in good repair. So with that in mind let's get to our first topic, repairing the workhorse of the kitchen, the garbage disposal.