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Big Contractor vs One-Man Show: How To Choose?

Big Contractor vs One-Man Show: How To Choose?

There are bound to be some home improvement projects that won’t fit into your skill set. They may not even fit into your best friend or neighbor’s skill set. And that means you’ll need to hire somebody else. This is where things can get tricky. DIY enthusiasts know the value […]

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 […]

Extreme Curb Appeal, Part 2: Can (or should) Vinyl Siding Become Brick?

Extreme Curb Appeal, Part 2: Can (or should) Vinyl Siding Become Brick?

When you talk about curb appeal and changing the exterior of your home, usually simple things like landscaping, fencing, and walkways come to mind. However, have you ever thought about what it would take to dramatically change the exterior facade of your home? Well, I have, and I’d like to […]

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 […]

Is Your Remodel Worth It?

Is Your Remodel Worth It?

The choice to remodel is more than just style and function but also re-sale value. Simply put there are many upgrades and home projects that unless they are vital to the enjoyment of your home just aren’t worth it in the short or long run.

The Industry Standard for Contractor Markup

The Industry Standard for Contractor Markup

Pardon our Dust raises a good question about contractor markup costs. The homeowner feels 22% is way overboard but from the comments and through a bit of research it looks like 22% is actually quite reasonable. Despite what people think or talk about there is no industry standard for pricing […]

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 […]