Home Remodeling Costs

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Home Remodeling

An unfinished basement or attic, disused bedroom, or decades-outdated living room might seem like wasted space to some but to others, these rooms represent a world of possibility. A home remodeling project, from a subtle re-envisioning to a structural overhaul, can breathe life and energy into even the most tired, lackluster spaces, making your home feel as new as the day you moved in. In this guide we'll show you how to use the breadth of the Web to get ideas, plan your rooms, develop a budget, hire the right professionals, and more.

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Home Remodeling Costs

Planning your remodel is fun—creating a budget and paying for it is not. Material costs, labor, financing, and budgeting all need to be taken into consideration. Use these sites to get on top of your finances, and ensure that the scale of your home improvement project matches your wallet.

Dulcinea's Insight

  • There are many things you can do to get financing. Crunch your numbers to see if refinancing your mortgage can free up some additional cash to pay for your remodeling. Home equity loans may be another option for you. Our findingDulcinea Credit Web Guide discusses home equity lines of credit.
  • Be wary of financing that comes with high interest rates or points. Even if the payments are small, in the long run you don't want to be overpaying for the job.
  • Many of the Web sites listed previously, such as BHG and Danny Lipford, also have information on your financing options.

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