When you’re remodeling a home and walls are to come out, sometimes load-bearing walls can be an obstacle that is difficult at best to overcome. However with today’s modern day laminated beams and composite oriented layered structural support beams, it is possible to remove a bearing load and support it using a post or bearing jack support.
Now, this stuff comes in thin, medium and heavy duty, we use medium because the thin breaks too fast and the heavy is just too heavy for our walls. Also because heavy duty is more expensive we save some money.
Coroplast – Coroplast is a twin walled plastic sheet separated by regularly spaced flutes. It is lightweight and waterproof and is available in several different colors. It is often used for yard signs, lawn signs, and temporary partition wall with door and event signs. Coroplast can be lettered with vinyl or screenprinted. Full color images are also available.
Once you have the “skeleton” of the haunted house finished you can begin to bring lighting and extension cords for added electrical outlets. Since we have a fog machine and over 15 heat lamp/drop lights we need a lot of power out there.
The building is currently undergoing renovation, and an addition is being built. A.J. Maggio Company of Mount Prospect, Illinois is the general contractor for the remodeling project. This construction project, which began on December 20, 2010, has been financed through the sale of bonds in 2010 and savings.
Also be wary of children who linger too long in your garage, last year we had a child steal items from our haunted house in all of the commotion. Some kids will come through multiple times taking candy each time so it’s important to have someone keeping track of who is returning just for a scare.
Workshop – Have plenty of tools, but don’t ever use them because it is too much work to get them out of storage each time? You can customize a storage shed to become a workshop. That way, you can keep everything in eyesight right where you need it. You will find you use all those tools you couldn’t live without much more when they are easily accessible.
While these three lifestyle changes have the biggest monetary impact on most budgets, there are thousands more ways to save more money if you keep your eyes and mind open.