Back around to curbside. The louvered windows all work, and the storage cabinet holds the vintage leveling jacks that came with her.
My big savings came from buying a fibreglass tub and surround for $500.00 on sale and a sink/cabinet combo for $88. The most unexpected cost was the 3 gallons of oil based primer to coat all the wood (both sides, edges and ends). The building inspector advised it was a necessary step to avoid mold and mildew from forming behind the walls. Steam gets into every crevice and if it has a lovely unfinished wood surface to cling to, mold and mildew begin to grow very quickly. Since I never, ever want to do this job again I paid attention!
Think about where your kitchen is located in the house and consider how much traffic will be going through that room. If there is a heavy traffic pattern, it is wise to go with a more durable floor, such as concrete or granite. Ceramic tiles might not stand up as well to all that traffic while porcelain is a more appropriate choice in homes with pets and children.
In Britain, if you need to replace glass in a window or door, or conservatory, there are strict building regulations on the types of glass that must be used; in which case you would buy new to ensure the glass met the appropriate standards laid down in the regulations; but for other small projects around the home and garden it’s more of a case of using common sense.
Replacing the light switch covers in your home is an easy and quick way to brighten up a room. For about $20, you can replace all of the switch covers in an average-sized home with nice clean white ones. They will match just about any decor style. Since most people look for a switch when they enter a room, a clean switchplate appears to clean up the whole room.