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.

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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

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Richard Karn (left)  and Tim Allen played the hosts of "Tool Time" on the 1990s TV hit "Home Improvement."

Though it has been 23 years since “Residence Enchancment” went off the air, Tim Allen and Richard Karn nonetheless need to hang around collectively in a workshop prefer it’s 1999.

The basic sitcom stars — who performed Tim Taylor and Al Borland, hosts of the “Residence Enchancment” show-within-a-show “Software Time” — are reuniting for a brand new Historical past Channel collection referred to as “Extra Energy” that begins June 29.

Because the hosts, Allen, who spent lots of his early years in metro Detroit (and set his ABC hit comedy within the Motor Metropolis area), and Karn will have a look at the historical past and evolution of what is described as “the good, strongest, and iconic examples” of instruments.

They’re going to additionally characteristic real-life operators of machines used as instruments in on a regular basis life and invite toolmakers to change some acquainted objects in what guarantees to

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A brand new research from Angi examined completely different dwelling renovations that repay by boosting your property worth. (iStock)

Dwelling renovations can add worth to your house whereas additionally making it a greater place to stay, and a few enhancements usually tend to repay when it comes time to promote. A current research from Angi (previously Angie’s Listing) shared what it stated are the highest dwelling options that increase a property’s worth, from intricate characteristic updates to intensive dwelling enchancment tasks.

“Spruce up your house along with your dream options, and you could possibly increase its eventual sale worth by greater than the options value,” the article stated.

Probably the most value-boosting characteristic throughout all U.S. housing markets was the pot filler, a kitchen sink attachment situated over your cooktop that makes it simpler so as to add water whereas cooking. Angi estimated that putting in this fixture

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