Waukesha County Home

April, 2017

Homes Plus

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By Sara Rae Lancaster Special to HomesPlus It's been said that home is where the heart is. With some sweat equity, it can also be where the money is, if you know where to allocate your investments of time and remodeling funds. The University of Wisconsin-Exten- sion, in collaboration with ProHealth Care and the Greater Milwaukee Foun- dation and several other community organizations, is trying to make those decisions a little easier on homeowners with the upcoming Waukesha Home Improvement Workshop on April 24. The free "educational program is in response to neighbors identifying the need to maintain and improve the exist- ing homes in older established neighbor- hoods," said Steven Chmielewski, UW- Extension community economic devel- opment educator. Kitchens and baths remain perennial favorites when it comes to getting the most bang for your renovation bucks, C O N T E N T S Getting great gardens off to a good start Dishwasher tech can result in cleaner water and dishes Building is not poker — give builder real budget Laying out water design A publication of the Waukesha Freeman and Oconomowoc Enterprise • April 2017 More bang for the seller's buck First impressions really matter See HOME IMPROVEMENT/Page 2 File photo Attractive landscaping on the outside will help draw buyers inside, regardless of the realty sign's promise of "I'm Gorgeous Inside." Spring Home & Garden Special Edition Spring Home & Garden Special Edition

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