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Everything you wanted to know about remodeling your home can be found at  From the very first time you look at your kitchen, bathroom or any room in your house and think to yourself – “this room needs to change” – we can help you with a step by step process that will ensure you minimize the stress of a remodel and ensure you get the results you want and deserve.

First step is usually to figure out how much the remodel will cost. It is hard to get a good estimate without detailed plans but the remodel cost calculators can help give you an idea of the cost.

Maybe your biggest concern is remodeling itself!  Are you and your family ready for the fun and challenges of a remodel.  Our Should Your Remodel?  and Remodel Or Move? decision making calculators can help you take some of the guess work out as you weigh your options.

If the budget seems to make sense and you have decided that yes, you may want to remodel, then it is time for the fun part – to start collecting ideas of what you want the room to look like when you are done.  Here again has a great tool – our ideafile that enables you to securely and privately research ideas and find photos of kitchens, bathrooms, basements and all the furniture and fixtures that go into these rooms.  Once you find what you like you can save and share them into your ideafile to keep track of all your ideas. has partnered up with to provide you with today’s latest mortgage and refinance rates so you can make smart decisions about your home financing needs.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: What are the primary costs when remodeling?

A: The things you control that really drive the cost of remodeling are 1. who does the work 2. your design and 3. the materials you choose.  You have a tremendous amount of control over remodeling costs.

Q: So how do i control and manage the cost to remodel?

A: The more work you do the lower the total cost for your remodel.  So hire carefully to manage your remodeling costs and have a very detailed and thorough remodeling contract to ensure there are no cost overruns.  Unless your design is simple you should work with a designer or your contractor to develop your renovation design with the specific goal of reducing remodeling costs.  Finally you need to spend a lot of time shopping and selecting fixtures and appliances and materials for your remodel.  Dont worry about the drywall or framing lumber – focus on the light fixtures, cabinets, and flooring.  This is where your money for your remodel is going and this is where you can really save a bundle on the cost to remodel


A Plan for Your Bathroom Remodel

In any remodeling project, the first thing that you need to consider is the plan. But, among all the rooms in a house, the bathroom is the one that needs the most precise and careful A well thought out plan will make your bathroom remodel go smoothly. plan. What are plans for? First of all, a...

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How do I know if I need an architect for my kitchen remodel?

An architect is usually hired to plan, design and manage a remodeling project from start to finish. You probably will not need an architect if you are doing a simple remodel and you are not enlarging the area or adding a large amount of weight. If you are enlarging the area, moving the kitchen to an...

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Do the same inspections need to be done if I am just converting my attic to living space?

  By Dan Fritschen Photo by E & H Bazendale Ltd   The inspections required when converting an attic to living space such as a bedroom vary from one city or county to the next. The only way to be certain is to check with your local building codes and inspections office. ...

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3 Tips to Control Remodeling Costs

By Dan Fritschen Photo by Olgar Fallas A common question for most homeowners is how to manage the cost of their remodel.  Here 3 tips that I think can really help control remodeling costs. Manage who will do the work so they come in on budget.  If you hire a general contractor, or do al...

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