We track the interest level in project job costs using analytics and this past week there’s an interesting mix. The job cost to convert a bathtub to a shower using a specialty receptor tops the list. It’s a perennial favorite no matter what time of year it is. Probably the most read topics, however, is about installing a furnace humidifier to add moisture to heated rooms which makes it a more comfortable environment. Both the job cost and the step-by-step instructions are always top contenders during the winter months.
It should come as no surprise that during this time of year, our readers want to compare the cost of adding blow-in insulation themselves with hiring an installer. The goal is to button up their homes against cold infiltrating air.
What is surprising is the strong interest in an electronic or invisible dog fence. Perhaps our readers are planning for warmer weather or enjoying it where they live and want to create a safe environment for their pet.
Another perennial favorite job cost that’s usually always on the list is refinishing hardwood floors, a job we’ve had done in many older homes we’ve owned. There’s no better way to take advantage of the durable surface than to remove a dark and often stained wood with a clean, fresh new one.
If you’re considering any home improvement jobs visit us at www.diyornot.com and find the cost of doing it yourself compared with the cost of hiring a contractor.