The first of our six-part First Time Homeowner series follows home improvement expert Danny Lipford and his daughter Chelsea as she hunts for a house to call her own. Watch this video to find out more.
If you live in a poorly insulated or energy inefficient home, you might be eligible for government help. The Weatherization Assistance Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, funds grants that provide free weatherization services to low income homeowners. Read on to find out more.
Spending time deciding what you would like in your kitchen is the first step in a successful kitchen renovation. Next comes deciding how much you can afford to spend on the project and making a budget that fits your income. Watch this video to find out how to plan and budget for a kitchen remodel in your home.
During a remodeling project, it’s important that the contractor coordinates the work with the various subcontractors so everyone is working together on the project. Water lines, drain pipes, electrical wires, and ductwork all occupy the same space within your walls; and each one is needs to be properly installed and inspected.
When preparing for a major renovation to your home, it’s important to choose a reliable contractor to do the job. To find a good contractor in your area, call the local Home Builder’s Association and ask those who have had work done on their home recently for suggestions. Watch this video to find out more.
Jerry asks, “Can I claim the federal Energy Efficiency Tax Credit for Homeowners if I receive a tax refund?”
You may still be able to qualify for the federal Energy Efficiency Tax Credit, even if you receive a refund, as long as you don’t receive a total refund of all the federal income taxes you owed for the year. Read on to find out more.