Archives: Home Improvement Cost Savings

Top Five Money Savings Tips for New Home Construction

By Todd Fratzel on Framing, Home Improvement Cost Savings

Save Big The Next Time You Build Considering how fragile the economy is right now and how timid banks are to loan money for new homes I thought I’d share my experience with saving money on new home construction. It wasn’t that long ago when getting loans was really easy and building large homes was…

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Buying Blinds Online

By Todd Fratzel on Home Improvement Cost Savings

More Choices Online Most every home has blinds or needs blinds. Over the years I’ve noticed a huge increase in online window blind retailers offering all types of blinds from everyday aluminum blinds to really nice wood shutters. The biggest advantage to shopping for blinds online is selection. Most online window blind retailers offer hundreds…

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Construction Estimating – Creating a Preliminary Budget

By Todd Fratzel on Construction Costs, Home Improvement Cost Savings

Construction Estimating Readers often email me asking how much a new home will cost to build. Construction estimating is a complicated process that takes years to refine. However, with a few basic guidelines a homeowner can create a preliminary budget for a new home. Land & Acquisition Fees Before we talk about the cost of…

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Do-It-Yourself (DIY) and Save Money

By Todd Fratzel on Home Improvement Cost Savings

DIY Can Save Big Money Long before I was professionally employed in the construction industry (I was a practicing civil and structural engineer) I was tackling every home improvement project I could think of around our first home. One of the first major DIY projects that I took on was a full renovation of the…

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Lowes Coupon: 2013 10% Off Moving Coupon

By Todd Fratzel on Coupons, Home Improvement Cost Savings

Get 10% of with a Lowes Coupon NOTE: Home Construction & Improvement is not affiliated with Lowe’s. Looking for a Lowes Coupon? Want to save 10% on a major purchase at Lowe’s? Have you moved recently are about to move? If so this is an offer you can’t afford to miss! How about a printable…

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The Home Depot is Helping Lead The Way with LED’s

By Todd Fratzel on Electrical, Home Improvement Cost Savings

LED Lighting For Homes For several years we’ve all become quite familiar with LED flash lights how little energy they take to operate. Over the same time period I’ve been waiting with great anticipation for the day that LED technology finally reached a point where our homes could also take advantage of it’s energy efficient…

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Programmable Thermostats Save Money

By Todd Fratzel on Air Conditioning, Energy Conservation, Home Improvement Cost Savings

Save Energy With Programmable Thermostats Using programmable digital thermostats save money. I can’t stress enough how making an investment in programmable digital thermostats can really pay off with your heating and cooling bills and save you money. In addition to saving you money digital thermostats also help make your house more comfortable by controlling the…

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Top 10 Ways To Save Money Building Your New House

By Todd Fratzel on Home Improvement Cost Savings

One of the most frequent questions I get from folks is: “How can I save money building a new house?” Ways To Save Money Building a new house is very expensive and very stressful. Today more and more people are looking for ways to save money building a new home. I’d like to share some…

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