Congratulations! You have just landed in the Eagle’s home improvement nest. Wait - do not flutter away out of fear of the “Honey Do” list. If you will make a commitment to follow this column on a regular basis, I will make the following commitment to you: I will teach you how to overcome the 3-T rule, which is that most people fail at maintaining and/or remodeling their homes because of either the lack of time, tools or talent. And for some of you, it may be a combination of all three. Well, fail no more.
Whether you want to learn how to do home improvement tasks, or how to put yourself on equal footing with the contractors you hire, this column will get you where you want to be.
You might be thinking, I’m going to tell you that when hiring a contractor, get three references, check with the Better Business Bureau and don’t pay more than one-third upfront. Blah, blah, blah. Well, it is hard to make an intelligent argument against this conventional wisdom. However, this wisdom has become an unsophisticated way to best put yourself on equal footing with your contractor. I am going to teach you a much more sophisticated way of dealing with contractors.
If you lack the confidence or conviction to do more repairs around your home, this column is going to give you what you need to change all of that. My focus will be on safety, skill sets and savvy. You will learn that safety is number one with any effort. You will learn basic skill sets that are transferable to a multitude of tasks, and you will acquire the savvy to make home repairs and improvements in a very proud and self-fulfilling way.
I am Kaile Warren, a Windham resident and nationally known home improvement guru. I would be honored to guide you on your home improvement journeys. No Fear. Tools are like pets - the more you learn about them, the more you get out of them.
To ask Kaile about your home improvement dilemma, email columnist@TheWindhamEagle.com.