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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The kitchen is the heart of your home and where most people gather. Whether it’s a major overhaul or a simple makeover, putting a fresh face on your kitchen is your best investment. But don’t try and outdo your neighbors. Keep your remodel within your budget and in your neighborhood.
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Kitchen remodeling can be expensive. Here are 10 kitchen updates under $500.
A custom cabinet reface can save homeowners 40 to 50 percent over a custom cabinet installation. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Kim R. of Lees Summit, Mo.)
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Thinking of replacing your cabinets? There may be more options than you think. Learn about the benefits of refacing and refinishing your kitchen cabinets.
Cabinet refacing takes about half a day to complete. (Photo courtesy of Bruce Sindel)
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Cabinet refacing experts say the project offers the appearance of an updated kitchen without the cost of a full-scale remodel.
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Most crown molding projects cost between $4 to $8 per linear foot. The average cost for 500 linear feet ranges between $2,000 to $4,000.
 
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