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Whether you’ve already decided on home remodeling or you’re
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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


8 Reasons to Remodel

Update: With the current economic downturn, plenty of people are choosing to ride out the storm by staying put in their homes for the time being. With the property market in a slump, you may not receive the best price for your home and may even make a loss if you choose to sell right now. C...

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Small Bathroom Remodeling

By Dan Fritschen   The start to any good bathroom remodel is collecting and organizing bathroom remodeling ideas. This is even more critical for a small bathroom remodel since there is very little room for anything - including design mistakes!  You should look for both detailed photos of...

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A Kitchen Design Remodel

Update: Ask most homeowners what home improvements they would make if money were no object and most would instantly say they'd change their kitchen! However, giving a fresh lease of life to a tired old kitchen is only half the battle; a kitchen design remodel means you can change the layout and ...

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Is there a way to do a remodel that includes a short-term element?

Yes, you can include a short-term element in a remodel. Then when the need for the short-term element is past, you simply rip out the temporary portion. A good example might be finishing an attic to create extra bedrooms for teenagers. At the time of the remodel, you might need two bedrooms and a ba...

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