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How to Avoid Home Remodeling Disasters

The horror stories of home remodeling disasters are a legion. It’s enough to put people off even thinking about renovating their homes. Sure, folks will tell you that for every disaster there are 9 plus successful remodels. That’s nice to know, but how do you make sure that you are among the successful ones? Keep the following points in mind and you will have a remodeled home that will be the envy of your friends and neighbors. The Contractor: This is the first and most important aspect of the remodel to consider. You could have a large remodeling budget, the best of designs and materials and be ready to spend months on the project. That’s all great, but the wrong contractor can ruin everything. It’s important to understand what is meant by the ‘wrong’ contractor. It need not be someone who is out to cheat you or one whose work is substandard. The wrong contractor is one who is not on the same page as you in regard to the kind of remodeling you want done and the type of ho…

Future Proof Home Remodeling

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the median age of the American home is 36 years. In other words, the average American home is rapidly approaching middle age. That is a time when major remodeling is often required. Remodeling is a good investment and it can add quality to the lives of the people living in the home. An important aspect of home remodeling is planning for the future. Today, no one wants a house with sagging fiberglass insulation, power guzzling appliances and leaky doors and windows. 10 years ago these were not major issues and ‘green’ building and ‘energy efficiency’ were terms used only by ardent environmentalists. Today it’s an integral part of any new construction and remodeling. No one can predict what the next 10 years will bring, but if the possibilities are not considered, your remodeled home could be out of date sooner than you ever expected. And if you should have to sell it, its market value will not be all that great. So what can you do to fu…