Modern, Colonial, Tudor, Southwestern: there are no one-style-fits-all looks when it comes to ... read more »
A serious remodeling project could mean taking down walls, tearing up floors, and buying roomfuls ... read more »
If yours is a big job, chances are you don't have the skills, tools, time, or know-how to complete it on your own. This means you'll need to find a contractor or other outside professional to make your vision a reality. Use the resources in this section to ensure that you select the right people for the job.
- Before you use the Internet to find names of professional builders, designers, or architects, ask friends and family if they have any recommendations. Then use the Web as a tool to find out more about that person or company.
- The sites in this section let you filter professionals geographically, enabling you to find a contractor more easily.
- See if each professional that you're considering has his or her own Web site. Often experts have portfolios displaying their projects posted on their sites. This can help you determine if you like their work, and whether they've done something comparable to your home improvement project.
- Use the Better Business Bureau's Web site to find out if there are any unresolved complaints against the people you're considering for the job.
Choosing a floor plan can be tough—especially if you're not a visual person. A professional ... read more »
Planning your remodel is fun—creating a budget and paying for it is not. Material costs, ... read more »