There’s a battle brewing over the use of luxurious high-flow shower heads. Some of these high-end showerheads cost upwards of $5,000 or more and emit as much as 12 gallons of water a minute, essentially and bringing a down pour into your bathroom. According to the Wall Street Journal: Regulators […]
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On April 22, 2010 remodelers must comply with a new federal regulation pertaining to lead paint exposure. Supporters say it will protect them and their children from lead poisoning but many industry groups including the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the two big box retailers, Home Depot and […]
As the White House continues to try and boost the economy several plans have been presented as part of the ongoing stimulus and one of them has been coined “Cash for Caulkers”. On the surface it seemed that the “Cash for Clunkers” program was a huge success and yes it […]
The $8,000 tax-credit for first-time home buyers seems to have boosted real estate markets across the country. From Raleigh to Portland, tentative first-time buyers are taking the plunge. The program is set to expire Nov. 30, 2009 but lawmakers are considering extending the deadline as well as raising the tax-credit […]
The final reference you always check is your contractors’ license and insurance status. This step could fall anywhere in the sequence, but I save it for last since it is the least likely of the four steps to rule out a contractor. A simple online search through your state’s contractor […]