When remodeling, a design that works with the existing floor plan will be most cost-effective. Changes to walls – moving walls or removing walls to add on – is one of the greatest cost elements of remodeling projects. Review some of the other tips provided here for ideas of ways to achieve your remodeling goals without moving or removing walls. You will eliminate the cost of new framing, new drywall work, new painting, and possibly the need for new floor covering. Keeping the existing floor plan has advantages and results in savings not only in the room you are remodeling, but also in adjoining rooms and hallways. You can significantly reduce your remodeling cost by finding alternative ways to lighten and brighten, or to make more efficient use of the space you have. In addition, keeping the existing floor plan will allow you to complete your remodeling project in stages if necessary to defer some of the expense.

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