Recent Remodeling Costs Articles


How to Hire a Contractor Without Breaking the Bank

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jan 18, 2016

Take care of your home. Routine maintenance is a great way to extend the life of your house and appliances, reducing the amount you'll need to pay a contractor for repair or replacement....


5 Home Improvement Myths You Can Let Go of This Year

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jan 13, 2016

Everybody's an expert when it comes to home improvement ... especially your home improvement. And they're not shy about sharing their opinions with you, presented as cold, hard fact....

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How to Approach Home Improvement like a Millennial

Posted by Laura Firszt | Oct 11, 2015

It's a fascinating phenomenon. Even though millennials are the youngest entrants into the real estate marketplace, they make up more than a third of home buyers. And that's taking into...


Read This Before You Get Started on a Home Remodel

Posted by Laura Firszt | Sep 24, 2015

Be prepared. When you're planning a home remodel, it pays to take this tip from the Boy Scout manual and do as much planning in advance as you possibly can. The more you know about...

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Does a Kitchen Island Add Value to Your Home?

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jul 15, 2015

"Go neutral if you want to sell your home fast," has long been the well-founded advice of expert real estate brokers. Yet at the same time, they recommend certain standout features...


13 Ways to Save on Home Improvement Costs

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 23, 2015

Home improvement can be a pricy proposition. Whether you are upgrading your master bath to an in-home spa or taking care of a much-needed roof replacement, you are likely to need a...

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Before Adding a Sunroom, Ask These 5 Questions

Posted by Laura Firszt | May 26, 2015

Summertime's almost here and the livin' is easy. Part of your easy-living summer plans might be finally adding the sunroom you've dreamed of for years. Sunrooms are a delight, to be...

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Does a Brand New Home Keep Its Value?

Posted by Laura Firszt | May 12, 2015

No doubt about it, a newly constructed home has tremendous appeal. Everything is fresh and clean, just waiting for you and your family to move in, and the finishes and fixtures are...