Maybe you’ve had it, and you can no longer stand putting off that remodel
. Maybe you have an unexpected week free of work to focus on your home improvements. Or perhaps you have an in-law coming unexpectedly in the near future and you can’t stand the thought of them seeing things as they are.... Continue reading How to Find the Right Contractor in One Week or Less
You have a remodeling project in mind—perhaps it’s been nagging at you for months and even years—but you're worried about the cost of bringing in contractors and buying new materials and appliances. You know that a contractor is necessary, but you’re unsure how to negotiate a fair (and for you that means cheaper) remodeling price.
You're not alone.
There are several decisions and strategies you can adopt along the way to help you lower costs without compromising the quality of your home repair or renovation. Take a look at how to lower your remodeling costs. ...read full post →
I have a story. A builder went to work renovating a 1939 bungalow house that he owned, to possibly rent out then sell. He put in shiny hardwood flooring, repainted the rooms, even majorly gutted some of the interior to open it up to a more modern layout. On first glance, the house is lovely.
But in focusing on which color paint to choose, he overlooked majorly important details, like the home's energy efficiency and curb appeal.
The result? ...read full post →
Mistrusting your contractor can be the most stressful element of home remodeling. How do you find a great contractor? How do you know who to trust?
If a home renovation is the design equivalent of surgery, then consider your contractors and professionals the surgeons. You want the situation properly diagnosed, and the renovations executed with honesty, timeliness, and quality.
There are inferior surgeons out there just as there are inferior contractors—and we're here to help you understand how to find the best. ...read full post →
Your remodeling dreams are sky-high, but your budget's a little slim? Take a look at our insider's guide to remodeling on the cheap. Without looking cheap. ...read full post →