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Punch List Tips

A punch list is an indispensable tool for homeowners to communicate with workers and contractors.  A punch list is the list of items that need to be addressed or fixed on a remodel or home […]

Remodeling Planner & Guide

Do you want to know how to…

Pay the right amount for your remodel?
Find the best contractor and workers?
Get the best design for your needs?
Finish your remodel on schedule and on budget?
Prevent surprises by being prepared […]

Kitchen Remodel Planner

Do you want to know how to…

Pay the right amount for your kitchen remodel?
Find the best kitchen remodeling contractor and workers?
Get the best kitchen remodel design for your needs?
Finish your kitchen remodel on schedule and […]

Remodel Cost Calculators

Solar Panel Installation in California – PG&E

After completing a 2nd story addition it was time to install the photovoltaic solar panel system that I was wanting to for many years but because of the plans for the 2nd story addition and […]

I Just Fired My Architect

I just emailed my architect the following message:
Dear ______,  I have decided to take a different approach to the remodeling project at the _____________ and will no longer need your services.  I would like to terminate […]

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Florida Remodeling Contractor Indicted

A homeowner paid a Florida remodeling contractor nearly $200,000 over a year and a half to a contractor for an incomplete job and shoddy workmanship for the work that was done.

“$196,700 was spent but if […]

Steel Door Adds Value to Home – Really?

An article in USA Today lists 8 home projects that add value to a home includes “installing a steel front door”. Really?  My house that is worth $300,000 is going to be worth $301,000 if […]

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