Assuming the contractor did pay attention during the application process for the Suffolk County home improvement contractor’s license, he or she was tipped off that three towns in Suffolk have their own rules. The application materials make it very clear that the Suffolk County home improvement license does not apply to the Townships of Southampton, East Hampton or Shelter Island. This is because those towns have their own home improvement license rules. The relatively low use of home equity loans, which has in fact been trending up in recent years, is due in part to the facts that home equity levels for homeowners fell dramatically after the housing crash and lenders became more restrictive with home equity lending. However, there is another reason why these loans have fallen sharply since the housing crash. Long-term interest rates have been trending down for the past decade, and many owners who want to borrow to finance a home improvement project had another appealing and readily available option: they could refinance their principal mortgage to take advantage of lower rates, and simultaneously pull out some of their equity by increasing the loan amount on their low-interest, fixed-rate, first mortgage.
As the student newspaper’s most widely ignored entertainment critic, I considered this to be a personal affront. Week after week, I hate-watched Home Improvement largely because of my dad, himself an engineer and amateur craftsman predisposed to chuckle at jokes about compressors, and silently fumed over its sucking. To teenage me, Home Improvement represented everything lame about mainstream” culture, and that my classmates would pick it over The Simpsons or Seinfeld only confirmed what unsophisticated rubes they were. It’s like they didn’t even read my sneering op-eds! At the time, I despaired, it seemed Home Improvement was destined to be the defining comedy of our dumb era.
Once you have finished removing all the film, you may find that there is a little bit of glue still on the windows. A lot of things can contribute to the atmosphere of your home, including your furniture selections, color schemes, carpeting, decorating theme, and more.
Everyone will readily admit that color means a lot when it comes to decorating. However, an area of color that many people overlook when decorating is that of wood stain colors. It took a lot of work to get my business from the planning stage to where it is now. I had to hire a web designer, find suppliers for the boxes, decide on territories that I wanted to cover and each step took more time and effort than I realized.
There comes a time in just about every homeowner’s life when they simply get tired of the way that their kitchens look. It’s pretty hard to find a ’90s kid who doesn’t hold a soft spot in their heart for Home Improvement, which would end up ruling the airwaves for eight seasons until its sign-off in 1999.
Gary W. Moselle is a California attorney specializing in state-specific construction contracts. Disclaimer: Nothing in this blog should be interpreted as a substitute for professional advice from an attorney practicing in your community. Only local counsel can appreciate the business and legal environment under which a construction contract is drafted, negotiated and executed. Gary W. Moselle represents Craftsman Book Company, publisher of Construction Contract Writer.