Category: Plan & Budget Your Remodel

Attic Bedroom – An Attractive Space Makes A Sound Investment

Attic Bedroom – An Attractive Space Makes A Sound Investment

An attic bedroom returns a higher value than almost any other remodeling investment. Here are some ideas for planning your new attic get-away.

Green Remodeling – The 6 Most Important Principles to Consider

Green Remodeling – The 6 Most Important Principles to Consider

So you’re planning to remodel all or part of your home. You want to be “green” but you don’t know where to start or are confused by all the green product hype.

25 Tips for Planning a Kitchen or Bath Remodel

25 Tips for Planning a Kitchen or Bath Remodel

Thinking of a kitchen or bath remodel? Whether you’re going to Do-It-Yourself or hire a contractor, here are 25 vital tips before you get started.

Ensuring Return Value For Your Remodeling Costs

Ensuring Return Value For Your Remodeling Costs

When you live in a place that fits you and your family to a tee, and that embodies your sense of beauty – you’re happier and healthier. These 4 concepts will help you understand whether you’ll get your investment back at resale.

How to Avoid Breaking the Remodeling Budget

How to Avoid Breaking the Remodeling Budget

How to avoid financial pitfalls in home remodeling – part 1

Comparing Contractor Estimates – Part 1

Comparing Contractor Estimates – Part 1

It’s frustrating — to say the least– when you receive wildly different price quotes for what you think is the same work. This article is about how to compare estimates when you’ve provided the contractor a drawing of what you want.

Comparing Price Estimates – Make Sure It’s Apples to Apples

Comparing Price Estimates – Make Sure It’s Apples to Apples

This blog is half rant and half advice about how to evaluate bids from remodeling contractors.

Basement Remodeling – Cost Components

Basement Remodeling – Cost Components

I’m in the process of designing a basement for one of my clients in Bethesda, MD. Since most of us have a hard time believing how expensive remodeling can be, I thought it would be useful to see the costs of the different components for this remodeling project and where cost savings can be achieved.

Price Drivers in Residential Remodeling

Price Drivers in Residential Remodeling

Remodeling is expensive! There’s just no getting around it. There are 3 main factors that drive price: Size, Complexity & Finish Level. We’ll look at each briefly and then also look at ways to minimize the effect of each.

Budgeting for a Remodeling Project

Budgeting for a Remodeling Project

The more planning that goes into the project, the more accurately you can estimate the costs and stay within the projected cost.