Install window treatments that appeal to you. My basement laundry room has the typical high windows. I sewed a hem for a tension rod in vintage table napkins. Red and white gingham seems to set off the pale yellow walls.
If your house is older, you definitely need an electrician to look at all the wiring and make sure it is safe. Old wiring can cause fires, and you would likely feel terrible if you sold your house and it caught fire soon afterward, causing injuries or worse to the new inhabitants. Just because you have not seen a problem yet does not mean one will not occur. Most electricians know what to look for in older homes, so you should explain the situation before having someone come out and take a look. It may turn out that you need to replace some wires, or you might find that the wiring is fine. Either way, you get some peace of mind before selling the property.
The metal crossguard was slotted onto the tang, then two pieces of wood or horn, channeled out inside to take the shape of the tang were glued on, covered usually with leather and bound with thongs. The pommel was slotted over the end of the tang and hammered home.
Always dress one level up! Just because you might be a tradesman and your job dictates you wear jeans and a shirt to work does not mean you should be wearing that to your interview! Wear one outfit above the job you are interviewing for so in this case, the tradesman would wear a collared shirt and slacks. A salesperson would wear a suit and tie.
Let’s go to a basic level – business cards. Almost everyone has one. Most are run-of-the-mill black lettering on a white background. Take a look at your business. What’s unique about it? For example, if you offer a service, design a business card that shows the money you’ll save your customer if they go with you.
If your house and yard is covered with trees, or for the most part in the shade, then you may want to consider other Diy energy sources. But most everyone can greatly benefit from solar panels for household use. Set your goals small at first. Start with a small project like building a charger for you cell phone or laptop or maybe just building a power cell for running a small fan. Powering your entire house with do it yourself solar power can be a very rewarding and enjoyable experience. But take the advice of a fellow handy person, start small. Then you can work your way up, slowly, to powering your entire home with solar power. Don’t try to take on too much before starting to build solar panels for household use.
If who you hire is outsourcing, there’s less accountability. When a problem arises with a third party, you don’t want them telling you, “there’s nothing I can do, I’m waiting on them, my part is done.” You want someone who will take full responsibility for the job and go chasing up sub-contractors on your behalf if anything goes wrong. They shouldn’t be able to fob you off.
Build a trombe wall. It is built thickly of heat absorbing materials that redistribute the heat to the rest of the home. Some are going for just under ,000.