Homeowners should plan ahead before beginning a home improvement project. Researching the project and understanding available options will save homeowners money. Homeowners should understand variables impacting the improvement, including the types of equipment or appliances that will be installed. Creating a budget and adhering to the budget is also critical. Homeowners should be realistic, accounting for a 10 percent buffer for unexpected costs. Finally, homeowners should determine whether the project will require contractors. | Read More