General contractors are the backbone for any home improvement or remodel job.  They typically will pull permits, hire subcontractors, and outline the project to keep costs within budget.

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You can learn more about contractors, general contracting, hiring contractors, as well as general repairs, handyman work, DIY projects and more. It's recommended to get at least 3 quotes before hiring a contractor or signing any contract.  Always check with local agencies for proper licensing and permits.

Bathroom Remodeling

A new deck is another project that doesn’t add much value in monetary terms, but might add a lifetime of value in enjoyment for your family, says Shupack. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Kenneth M. of Telford, Tenn.)
Planning a RemodelRemodel
One highly rated provider shares the most important factors that every homeowner should consider before starting their next remodeling or repair project.
remodeling family room
RemodelPlanning a RemodelHouse Additions and Expansions
Dear Angie: We’re planning a bathroom remodel. How important is it to have a building permit? – Michael S., Oakton, Virginia
Kitchen Remodel
Planning a RemodelRemodelRemodel Kitchens
Remodeling a kitchen can be rewarding, but it can also be frustrating. One highly rated provider shares common plumbing mistakes to avoid during the remodel.
two-window dormer roof addition adds space (Photo by Eldon Lindsay)
Planning a RemodelRoofing RepairsSkylights and Solar Tubes
Shed, gable and hip — which style of roof dormer is right to add space and natural light to your home?
finished basement
RemodelBasement RemodelingPlanning a RemodelMan Caves
Finishing a basement typically costs $30 to $75 per square foot. According to Angie's List project data, the national average is around $32,000 total cost.