By Dan Fritschen


Deciding if you should remodel is a big decision for anyone.  Taking the time now – before you start the remodeling process – to consider your options is the smart thing to do.  Should I Remodel? is a question I hear many times each day and that is why I created this website – to help navigate this very important question. provides all the tools you need to research and decide what is best for you.


  • An instant cost estimate for your remodeling plans
  • Thousands and thousands photos of bathrooms and kitchens to search, save and share
  • Check list to start your project successfully if you choose to remodel
  • Answers to your questions


How much a remodel will cost is a primary concern for most homeowners.  That is where the remodel cost calculators are so helpful.  With only minimal planning the calculators give an instant estimate of the cost to remodel.  They work equally as well for DIYers and homeowners who will hire others to do the work.


How the Remodel Cost Calculators Work


The Remodelormove cost calculator combines both methods to provide an estimate.  The calculators use your location to estimate labor costs and your preferences for types of materials and fixtures and how much work you would like to do.  Choosing economy, average or expensive materials for your remodel has a big impact on the overall costs for the kitchen and bathroom remodel and additions.  The cost of materials has less of an impact on rooms like garage and bedroom additions.


Should I Remodel? Calculator


The should I remodel calculator exclusively on analyzes your and others who live in your home answers to a variety of questions to make a recommendation to remodel or not to remodel or something in between.


The should I remodel calculator asks questions about your goals, the value of your home compared to others in the neighborhood, how you will pay for your remodel and how you and others living in your home feel about the remodeling process.  Remodeling isn’t easy – but can really improve your quality of life.  So consider your remodeling options carefully.


Sample results from the Should I Remodel calculator at


For your project should i remodel, You Should Remodel
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From your answers there are many good reasons for you to remodel. Remodeling is a big decision so we recommend you proceed with caution to achieve your goals.
Five characteristics of people who are most happy with their remodels when they have a goal of improving their life style and getting a good return on their investment :
  • Plan to stay in their homes for a longer period after they remodel.
  • Will keep costs for the remodel reasonable .(we have some great tips on how to do this, Click Here.)
  • Are excited to remodel and are OK with the process.
  • Don’t overbuild for their neighbourhood and consider designs that ‘fit’ in . (We can recommend a great Home designer that will discuss your options for free – no obligation. Let us help you make the right decision.)
  • Pay cash or refinance to pay for their remodel.


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Payback from remodeling or adding on to your home


When calculating the cost of your project be sure to consider the net when using a remodelling cost estimator.  This is the cost of key phrase minus what your home will appreciate due to the key phrase. The calculator provides an estimate of this payback as well.  This is estimated by the value of your home, the cost of your key phrase and the typical payback for that type of project.  Remember, the amount your home will appreciate – the payback – for your remodel is determined only at the time of sale and by a buyer.  If you have any questions talk with an experience real estate who if familiar with the prices of homes in your neighborhood


Along with getting an key phrase, dreaming of what it will look like is a favorite first step for homeowners.  Try our ideafile to search millions of kitchen, bathroom and home pictures and save and share what you find.  Click here.


10 tips to start Remodel right!

Determine your budget using a remodeling cost estimator

Search, save, and share design ideas using IdeaFile

Hire an interior designer to review your needs and your homes current condition and get their advice and design ideas

Update design and budget as necessary

If your hiring a general contractor begin interviewing – interview at least 5.- 10 interview questions for contractorls

If your DIY, typically key phrase requires a permit.  Check with the local government to see if one is required.  Read more – 10 good reasons to get a permit

After talking with contractors – write out a detailed specification for your project.

If DIY beginning looking for tradespeople and subcontrators to do the work you wont do

Review quotes and do background and reference check on contractors and create a contract

Sign contract and begin work!