Home Remodeling Ideas

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There is nothing like a bit of home remodeling to make your old house feel like a new home. Remodeling a home can be as simple or extensive as you wish, from rolling on a fresh coat of paint to adding a whole new room to the house. Here are just a few home remodeling ideas and tips.

Before you begin remodeling a home, keep the following in mind:

  • Check your budget: Home remodeling can become expensive when all the costs for design, materials and labor start adding up. Nothing is as frustrating as starting a remodeling job and later realizing it's too expensive to continue, leaving unfinished work in your home. To avoid this, make sure you know how much you can spend and then get quality estimates on remodeling a home.
  • Know what you want: Spend some time deciding what you want when remodeling a home. Visit other homes for ideas on style and materials, go to showrooms of home improvement companies and suppliers and flip through home remodeling magazines.
  • Shop around: Getting the right contractor for home remodeling can make all the difference, both in price and quality of work. Also, make sure the contractor is an expert in the types and styles of remodeling you want, as well as with the kinds of materials you will use.

Home Remodeling Ideas

Ideas for remodeling a home are endless, but ultimately homeowners want to update their space to make it more modern, tailor a home to suit their individual needs and tastes or increase their home's resale value. Consider the following projects:

  • In the bath: Replacing tiles around the bath or sink can add a whole new look and color scheme to the bath. New fixtures can be added to the shower, tub and sink to add to your décor. Add to this some recessed or hidden accent lighting and your bathroom can become one of the friendliest spots in the house.
  • In the kitchen: When remodeling a kitchen, many people like to start with the cabinets, one of the most distinguishing features of this important room. Sometimes, though, if your budget is tight, simply replacing cabinet and drawer pulls can really spruce up the kitchen. New flooring can bring light and cheer to a kitchen that feels drab.
  • In the living room: This room is often the right place to invest in larger home remodeling projects. With a room addition, a small, cramped living room can become a place to spread out and relax with family and friends. Adding a big picture window will let in a lot of light, give you a great view and make the outside of your home appear stately and comfortable.

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