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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


What do I do if I have a serious disagreement with my contractor during a remodel?

Always begin with an honest conversation with your contractor. Allow both your point of view and the contractor's point of view to be aired. Refer to your contract. The terms and conditions of the contract should be the basis for all claims. In the vast majority of cases, honest and open ...

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Landscaping: Less Maintenance Saves Money

Update: When doing a cost analysis for landscaping your gardens, you have to think about both the initial outlay of cash and the ongoing maintenance bill. It may be cheaper now to fill your yard with lush shrubs, flowers and trees as well as a water feature, but in the long run the upkeep on all...

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Bad ways to use Average Cost to Remodel a Kitchen Numbers

All over the internet and in magazines and newspapers is the phrase average cost to remodel a kitchen. Sometimes that statement comes with a regional focus like "in Chicago" to give the number a bit more validity. It is important to understand where these numbers come from and use them in a...

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Remodeling Rules and Tips in Idaho

  By Dan Fritschen   Are remodeling contractors required to be licensed in Idaho? When are the required to be and not be?   Idaho law requires contractors to register with the Idaho State Contractors Board. The contractor must give the homeowner or residential real...

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