If DIY time-saving ingenious short-cuts within the home are your cup of tea, I would recommend checking out this short clip showcasing an interesting waste basket idea I saw in a recent inspection. I’ll let you decide for yourself if this hack could be useful in your kitchen!
You probably know that refrigerators are typically the most energy-hungry appliances in your home, so the more efficient your refrigerator the more money you can save. Older refrigerators are usually two to three times more costly to run than newer models. If you still have a fridge from the 1980s, replace it with an ENERGY STAR qualified model and save over $100 each year on your utility bills. Replace a fridge from the 1970s and save nearly $200 each year! If you are wondering whether replacing your refrigerator is a good decision for you, ENERGY STAR Savings has a calculator you can use to find out exactly how much money you’ll save by replacing your existing refrigerator.
Many homeowners don’t have extensive knowledge of electricity or plumbing, but there are still lots of ways you can change the look of the bathroom. The best way to save money on a remodeling job is to do as much of the work yourself as possible. HGTV suggests these minor kitchen upgrades to save time and money.
There you are, standing in a kitchen design store or home center, and the stainless-steel appliances dazzle, the granite counter tops add just the right warmth. This is what money, lots of money, can buy. But before you spend a dime, look for the downside, that thing that will disappoint or drive you crazy. Here, from the experts at Consumer Reports, is what the salespeople won’t tell you.