You may want to complete fabulous remodeling projects in your home yourself—but you don’t want those projects to look homemade. Second-rate. Novice.
No, you want your home to look quality and professional, while owning a bit of the work yourself and saving money in the process. Many remodels are too technical or large in scope to complete without a contractor*, but there are some projects you can take on yourself, at least partially. ...read full post →
On the whole, remodeling the home is usually a sound financial decision. While your goal may be to make your house pretty, functional, and a comfortable place to live, renovations also improve your home’s value. Most of what you invest in a remodel will be recovered when the home is sold.
But remodeling typically involves a few unforeseen difficulties, especially when it comes to the homeowner-contractor relationship. To keep headaches to a minimum, here are five ways to ensure that your remodel is a successful one. ...read full post →
This lady's enjoying a rather expensive new bathroom
In the grand scheme of things, a triple-paned window replacement here, a kitchen cabinet upgrade there don't seem too extravagant. But believe me, they do add up.
It's best that you go into your remodel well-informed of those money-draining mistakes, as well as the smart choices that'll cut your costs in the long run.
Here are seven little-known factors that can affect your remodeling costs. ...read full post →
A home improvement master, T.V. host and book author, Mike Holmes is dedicated to ensuring that home remodels everywhere are completed safely, professionally and correctly. Each week on his HGTV show “Holmes on Homes,” Holmes and his crew visit a home to inspect and repair renovations botched by a previous contractor. ...read full post →
An all-over exterior home makeover can seem daunting. There are many elements to consider, and there’s the inevitable cost that might have you hesitating.
Hesitate no more. According to Remodeling Magazine’s 2010-2011 Cost Vs. Value Report, homeowners who replace windows, siding and roofing can expect as much as 70% return on their investment. ...read full post →