Learn how to finance home improvements with store credit cards, home equity line of credit or a loan.  When hiring for your job ask yourself: Is my contractor insured?  Hiring a contractor without insurance could cost you in the long run.  Older windows are inefficient and unsafe if they are covered in lead-based paint.  If your windows were installed before 1978, they are at risk for lead hazards.  Learn how to replace older windows safely.  Plus get answers to your home improvement questions about, repairing noisy toilets, laminate flooring, staining a deck, installing GFI outlets, eliminating home odors, wall repair, indoor air quality, cleaning a cooktop, and soundproofing basement walls.