Planning a Remodeling Project

While the thought of it may seem overwhelming, remodeling your house can be an adventure in which the end result is the house of your dreams. However this adventure takes plenty of patience and preparation.

See how you can get started; check out the Angie's List Guide to Planning a Remodeling Project.

Common Remodeling Terms

Do you know a joist from a girder? Before you begin any remodeling project - especially one that requires structural changes - make sure you review this list of terms and definitions so you'll know what's what. It's time to read up on those Common Remodeling Terms.

Home Remodeling

Remodeling a home can be overwhelming at times.  Contacting and communicating with remodeling contractors, getting bids or estimates, managing logisitics and times, coordinating with multiple people both in the home and out can all take their toll.  It's important to plan ahead and get everything in writing to know when something is not right or off contract.  It's always good to talk with an interior design professional before starting a home remodel to ensure all goals or needs are met. Regardless if you are just doing a bathroom remodel or kitchen remodel, it's good to know all of the ins-and-outs before starting so that no surprises come up.

Basement Remodeling

Basements don't have to be a dark and dingy place of despair. Why not construct the ultimate entertainment room, complete with a bar and home theater? And want to hear the best part? A finished basement will increase your home's value.

There are so many ways you can transform any basement into a liveable space; get started by reviewing the Angie's List Guide to Basement Remodeling.

Rustic terracotta pots as bookends
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Add some vintage charm to any room by transforming terracotta pots into vintage-looking plant holders.
contrasting industrial building materials and modern light fixture
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Learn how creating contrast transforms a room.
Artwork and FramingInterior Designers and Decorating

Hanging a framed picture may seem like a simple home maintenance project, but it's easy to make a few small mistakes that leave your art crooked or hanging at the wrong height. In the worst case scenario, your art could fall off of its mount and leave a nasty hole in your wall!

How to hang a picture
Artwork and FramingInterior Designers and Decorating

Whether you want to hang a single piece of artwork or make your place look like the Louvre, knowing how to hang a picture is a great skill to have in your home improvement toolbox.

Interior Designers and Decorating

Pallets are easy to find (just check out your local garden supply store) and even easier to repurpose! With a few nails and a can of paint, these wooden crates can be turned into beautiful wall art, bookshelves and even bed frames.