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.

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Home improvement shows can make DIY projects look really simple and easy to complete, but there are several things you may want to consider before tackling a DIY project, otherwise it may lead to disaster!
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The Kohler Numi flushes everything you thought you knew about toilets.
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Angie's List member Erica Tompkins recently hired CRG Remodeling of Washington D.C. to remodel her bathroom. She says the workmanship was excellent.
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Most professionals charge around $215 to $509 for a typical bathroom installation, which takes a few hours on average. 
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New bathtubs can cost between $300, for fiberglass tubs, to $3,000 for cultured marble tubs. The cost of a new bathtub varies depending on style, size and type of material used such as acrylic, steel or cast iron.
 
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