Vincent resident Judy McAtee, heart, was the native winner of The Parkersburg Information and Sentinel/Marietta Occasions Nationwide House Enchancment Sweepstakes. McAtee acquired a $500 present card from Sincere Fred’s Flooring, the native sponsor of the competition, with places in Parkersburg, Marietta and Spencer. McAtee and her accomplice, Donnie Allen, who educate line dancing within the space, are contemplating utilizing the prize to buy hardwood flooring for a dance ground in a “livable dance corridor” they plan to construct. Pictured Thursday at Sincere Fred’s Parkersburg location are, from left, homeowners Shellie and Mike Miller, McAtee, Allen and Stephanie Kesselring, particular initiatives coordinator for The Information and Sentinel and The Occasions. The nationwide contest included a $5,000 grand prize. (Photograph by Evan Bevins)
For those who too are excited about a DIY undertaking however aren’t positive about your expertise, there are issues you are able to do to considerably higher your outcomes.
Lee Wallender, who’s a house enchancment professional with 20 years of hands-on residence reworking, fixing, and enhancing expertise, thinks that everybody ought to start their tasks with design and planning.
“A sketch on a cocktail serviette, full-blown architectural plans, or only a agency set of ideas about how the transform ought to progress is an efficient place to start out,” Wallender wrote in The Spruce. “It’s cheaper and fewer irritating to appropriate errors earlier than the transform takes bodily kind.” A sentiment many individuals on this record might attest to!
“One of many first concerns is to make certain that you’ve funding to your renovation. Draw up a easy sure/no record of do-it-yourself tasks and tasks you need professionals to do.
A Huntingdon Valley contractor was charged Wednesday, June 1, 2022, with ripping off not less than 4 Bucks County owners of greater than $210,000 for work he by no means accomplished, and in some circumstances by no means started.
Joseph Eibell, 47, faces 4 counts every of receiving advance cost for companies and failing to carry out, misleading enterprise practices, theft by deception and receiving stolen property. The entire costs are felonies.
Eibell was arraigned Wednesday by Magisterial District Decide Stacy Wertman and was remanded to Bucks County Correctional Facility below $2.5 million bail.
The investigation by the Higher Southampton Township Police Division discovered that from 2019 to current, Eibell accepted superior funds for work by his Higher Southampton Township-based residence enchancment enterprise, 3 Brothers Renovation, after which didn’t carry out the represented amount of labor.
In a single case, a Bristol Township man met with Eibell in April 2019