Get the mold out of your house now before winter comes barreling into your neck of the woods. Mold clean-up and eradication is best conducted while you can still open doors and windows to ventilate and dry your home.
Where do work on your home improvement projects and store your tools? Many homeowners just toss all their tools in plastic paint buckets and shove them in the garage. You may pride yourself in having a workshop in the garage, where every tool has its own place within hand's reach.
If you work from home, or just need a refuge from the rest of your family to pay bills and write emails, a home office makes for a relatively straightforward home addition or modification. Knowing what kinds of tasks you plan on handling, the amount of time you plan on spending in the home office, and the tools and amenities you need can focus your planning.
I think you are moving in the right direction with the heat reflector and foam insulation to help cool your attic space. Let me re-phrase that; a heat reflector can help slow down the build up of heat in the attic space.
Jodie, the simple answer to your question is that most electric wall ovens do not require venting to the outside of your house, and that's a good thing, because most new ovens don't even have the option for exterior venting. Unlike some older models of wall ovens that are able to vent to the outside, most newer wall ovens just vent the exhausted air back into the house.
For those of us who think "green," there are energy-efficient products for constructing walls and roofs that reduce valuable wood usage and provide overall reductions in heating and cooling costs. For a while now, builders have found that roofs of recycled steel or aluminum provide energy efficiency and durability.
I've become a fan of storm doors. New storm door models are energy efficient and provide a layer of protection between your home and the elements.
One great way to get a start on spring cleaning is to create more room to get around in your garage. I find that the clutter in my life spills into an overflow cabinet in the garage.
Enough complaining about the sad state of affairs. You want to perform a home improvement now and you don't want to finance it with new debt.
Ventilation is going to be critical here as you have mentioned. Once mold has been present it will continue to grow again in the presence of moisture.