Day 180: House sold to happy couple. Said the first thing they were going to do, is open the living room wall up and expand the front room. They both have always wanted to try something like this, after all how hard could it be. I just winked at them with my one good eye.
One of the first steps in these activities is to create a drawing of what needs to be done. If you rent a large commercial area that does not have interior walls, you may need a company to put walls up. To determine where the walls need to go, you must sit down and discuss these issues with him. He will draw up plans for the renovations and as soon as you approve them and agree to them, he can begin the work. You may also need to hire other types of professionals for the job. After the walls are in place, you may need an electrician to install wiring, lights and outlets in the building. You may also need a plumber, drywall company and painter. These are all important companies to hire if you need any of these types of services conducted.
Check on the Toptrades website for tradesman reviews and also look online – tradespeople often register across a number of sites and they also may have reviews from the popular online business reviews sites such as Qype. See how individual tradespeople rate and this will give you a strong indicator of what to expect. Use this as your first port of call when starting your selection process.
During working hours, make sure every call is answered within 3 rings and that the greeting you give is friendly and personal. Ensure that the person who answers your calls is trained to deal with the majority of customers’ questions themselves or, if they can’t, to ensure all the necessary information is passed on with the call to the person who can. Don’t let callers be passed on repeatedly, each time having to repeat their details and problems.
There is a lot of research going on worldwide in the field of solar power and hydrogen power. They will have to substitute oil, gas, coal and uranium in an intermediate term. Photovoltaic, wind power and power from biomass progress quickly. The process of transformation lasts decades. New solutions need time to step fully into the foot prints of oil.
First off, you need to know about the traditional fluorescent lamps and LED lamps for what they really are; the difference in electricity requirements, the space that can be lit, the lighting capacity, the lighting duration and so on. These factors greatly affect practicality and cost-effectivity.
Like mentioned above, the pool solar panels require very less maintenance. All of us who have used an electric pool heater in the past know how a mechanic has to be called practically every year to get the heater fixed. However with a solar heater such problems become minimal.
Change the handles on your kitchen cabinets. Even if your cabinets are fairly new the handles could be a little worn. There are lots of handles to choose from, you do not have to use the same handles again, unless you want to. Also, check all the hinges to make certain the screws are tight and the doors wont come down.