Ask Deren Your Biggest Remodel and Renovation Needs

My passion is helping people remodel and renovate their homes and businesses. Not only is it how I make my living, it is how I spend much of my “free” time. (OK, as much “free” time as a parent of two kids under 4 has…)
I love the excited look a client gives me when they begin to see their mental image come to life; a magical transformation from mere thought to real life space. I love seeing them enjoy their new creation. I love seeing an increase in their happiness/productivity/enjoyment as they acclimate to their new environment and figure out all its parts and pieces. I love having a job where I see a finished, tangible product that will be enjoyed for years to come.
Why do I tell you this? Because I want to help you too. I want to hear from you about what tools, resources, council, etc. would most benefit you in your current or future projects. The reason? I enjoy developing products (books, spreadsheets, schedules, lists, etc.) for people to effectively use to save time and money on their projects.
So, use the comment section below to share your needs, or email me at editor@charlesandhudson.com. Please don’t limit yourself. Be brutally honest regarding your needs.
Perhaps you need help assembling a project schedule, or you need assistance in establishing project costs, or your contractor is quickly piling on the change orders and you are a bit lost. Whatever the case, let us know what you need and we will get you the information. After all, this site is here to see you succeed, and have fun doing it!


Deren S. Monday has spent over a decade in the residential and commercial construction industry, and is a graduate of the Construction Management Department at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. He freely admits his obsession with remodels and renovations… Deren is the author of Your Cheap Kitchen Remodel: A Guide to Your Affordable Dream Kitchen. More information on his book can be found at www.cheapkitchenremodel.com.

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Timothy Dahl

Founder/EIC at Charles & Hudson
Timothy’s background includes stints at This Old House, ELLE DECOR, Metropolitan Home and Woman’s Day. His work has been published on Wired Design, Bob Vila, DIY Network, The Family Handyman and Popular Mechanics and he has been featured on the Martha Stewart radio show and as a speaker at the ALT Design Summit, K/BIS and the National Hardware Show.