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Why Are Appliance Repairman So Expensive?

Why Are Appliance Repairman So Expensive?

Great article in the New York Times about why appliance repairman are so expensive. It still doesn’t lessen the blow when you get the final bill but at least this helps explain some of the charges that are passed along to you that you might not realize. 1. Travel and […]

Home Improvement Spending Habits That Might Surprise You

Home Improvement Spending Habits That Might Surprise You

We’ve always been curious as to how much people spend on home improvement projects and today FIXR released a great graphic of data pulled from The American Housing Survey, US Census, National Bureau of Economic Research and the Joint Center of Housing Studies of Harvard University. We’re surprised that room […]

How To Save, Spend and Plan a Kitchen Remodel

How To Save, Spend and Plan a Kitchen Remodel

The latest series from our Kitchen blog is from Jennifer Volland who highlights the design and build process of her friends Hollywood Hills kitchen. Part I: Where to Save Part II: Where to Spend Part III: How to Plan

Spend A Little, Gain A Lot

Spend A Little, Gain A Lot

Ah, the housing market. For those of us who have property up for sale, we’re either forced to lower our asking price or take it off the market, crossing our fingers that it’s only a matter of time until it’s a seller’s market once again. Until that happens, it’s important […]

Establishing Remodel Cost: Home Remodeling Critical First Step

Establishing Remodel Cost: Home Remodeling Critical First Step

Nothing ruins a fantastic remodel more quickly than exceeding the project budget. Why is this phenomenon so common in residential remodeling? Simple: Many homeowners struggle to establish a detailed budget at the appropriate time in the course of the project. Why is establishing remodel cost one of your most important […]

The $10K Kitchen Remodel

The $10K Kitchen Remodel

We just came across this great journal of a kitchen remodel that the homeowners are trying to achieve in under $10k. They are almost complete and it looks like they’ll be just a tad over the budget which is great considering a project of this scope can easily hit $40-$60k […]