We had an appraiser at our house this week. Our major project is replacing the furnace and the appraiser is just one step in the refinancing process. You should have seen the little beads of sweat popping out on my forehead as he made his way around the house, inside and outside. Fortunately the appraiser only noted a few things that need attention. He actually gave me practical hints on how to remedy a couple of issues with minimal expenditure. One of the areas of concern is the kitchen floor. Some of the vinyl floor tiles came up over time and were never replaced, so the bare floor is showing. The lender's requirement is that this floor must be fully covered with something that is water resistant. He said that I could put down any vinyl floor tiles that I wanted, even if they didn't match and seek a permanent remedy at a later date. For those of you who are in the other camp - the fix-it-yourselfers; would you say that replacing several self-stick vinyl floor tiles is a fairly simple project?