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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


Kitchen Ideas for Small Kitchens

  Photograph by Kendyl Young By Dan Fritschen   How much will it cost to remodel and how do I get kitchen ideas for small kitchens are common questions from homeowners. provides this guide and tools and all the information you need to find kitchen ideas for s...

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What Kind of Professionals Do I Need for My Remodel?

By Dan Fritschen Home design is a big job, particularly when moving or adding walls, changing the grade of land, planning drainage, and ensuring structural stability. Fortunately, the remodeling and home construction industries are well populated with trained, certified and licensed professiona...

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Successful Remodeling: Managing to Keep Your Sanity

Photo by Randy Pertiet Update: Taking the decision to embark on remodeling project is the easy part: now you need to plan, oversee and execute the idea while staying sane! We've got some simple, helpful tips to ensure that your remodel goes as smoothly as possible. Lots of planning and organizat...

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If I do the work on my own home, do I still need a building permit?

Doing the work on your own home does not affect the requirement for a building permit. Most building codes and inspections offices will help you determine which permits you need and explain when each stage of the work must be inspected. They will also be able to explain what you need to do to reques...

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