By Dan Fritschen

The home addition cost calculator is a tool which helps you determine the expense involved in renovating an area of your home. It is a great asset to home owners as it will give them a fairly accurate idea of costs involved in the renovation – whether it involves one room or more.
Homeowners often have trouble finding a home addition calculator that they are comfortable using. This is because many of the sites which offer the tool ask for some very detailed information about you before they allow you to access to the calculator. Often the reason these sites require so much information is that their sponsors are trying to gain  business from the site’s visitors. If the sponsoring companies have detailed information on you, they are in a much better situation to sell you their services.

Given that all sites offering cost calculators will ask for a specific information, the main goal is to find a site that is reputable and that you feel comfortable with. Don’t just pick the first one! Look at different sites to find the best for you.

When you are researching these sites, be leery of ones that have the cost calculator on the site and nothing more. Websites that are legitimate will have additional information, such as remodeling tips and design ideas.

When you have done your research and discovered a site and a cost calculator that you are comfortable with, provide the most accurate information you can so that you receive the best results. Also remember, the cost calculator is intended to give you a general idea of the costs for the addition or renovation, but it will not give you the exact costs. The simple fact remains, until you speak with contractors about your renovation or addition details, you will not have a complete picture of the costs involved.

We have a remodeling cost calculator for every room of the house that can help you to estimate the costs of room remodels and additions. And with our great contractor referral service, we can also help you find a reputable contractor in your area.

For a great how-to guide to using home remodeling cost calculators, check out this informative video below from CBS News:


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