Stacks of different color granite slabs at a warehouse

Where countertops are concerned, there are three levels of granite to choose from, ranging from low grade to high grade. The grade is determined by colors, veins, pitting, markings, thickness and the amount of soft materials it comprises, as well as the granite’s country of origin, ranging in price from $40 to $200 per square foot.

a group of male contractors and a forklift position a large home generator on to a concrete slab

They say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure — so, by that logic, setting yourself back a little now for a backup home generator could prove to be worth its weight in an emergency electrical outage. Whole-house generators cost around $4,475 on average.

boiler

Just like everything else in your household, your boiler will eventually need to be replaced. To calculate how much it’ll cost to replace your boiler, you’ll need to take the price of the boiler plus installation into account.

bamboo floor hallway

Redoing your floors is a home improvement that can instantly transform the character of your house. To that end, bamboo flooring is an increasingly popular alternative to conventional hardwood. Read on to learn all about bamboo flooring costs.

male painter wearing all white paints a ceiling white using a paint roller on a pole

What is the cost to paint a room? For an average-size room measuring 12 feet by 12 feet, the cost of work could be anywhere from $350 to $850. Keep in mind that this is normally just the labor cost, and you’ll need to pay for materials such as paint separately.

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