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.

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.

Hiring a Contractor

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A kitchen island can help make the home a comfortable and ideal living space.
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Angie's List names theWorst Norfolk-Virginia Beach Contractors of 2012.
Home additions such as this sunroom can add function and great spaces for your family. But how much do they typically cost? Photo by Frank Espich
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The average cost of a home addition is $41,994 nationwide with some homeowners spending as much as $108,000 for large additions.
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Hiring the best contractor is key to the success of any remodeling or home improvement project.
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When Greenfield, Indiana, residents Michael and Elizabeth Mack were ready to build their first custom home, they hired a general contractor to manage the project.