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Putting your next home improvement on a credit card could cost you

A construction worker renovates a house in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Suzanne Kreiter | The Boston Globe | Getty Images Plastic could be a hot item in your next home improvement project. No, not as a design element — as a funding source. Last year, 1 in 3 homeowners paid for at least part of a renovation […]

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Home renovation comparison: How much will your renovation cost?

What budget will allow you to renovate? Home prices are high and interest rates are rising, so many homeowners are… What budget will allow you to renovate? House prices are high and interest rates are rising, so many homeowners are choosing to stay put and renovate rather than look for a new home. According to […]

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The DIY Not To Do For Your Most Successful Home Improvement Projects Yet

A perfectly painted wall from Clare. Claire Whether you’re watching HGTV or checking out Pinterest, DIY looks so easy. After all, who needs professionals when you can make your own contribution to creating something beautiful? But DIY can go terribly wrong when you attempt a project beyond the scope of your own abilities. You not […]

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Why You Might Want To Delay This Home Renovation Project

Placeholder while loading article actions Low housing inventories and rising demand for housing aren’t just affecting housing prices – they’re also affecting demand and construction prices. Currently, home inventories are low and home prices are on the rise. Entrepreneurs and developers are trying to keep up with demand. They struggle to find enough tradespeople to […]

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25 Home Renovation Mistakes Too Many New Homeowners Make

You put on your big girl pants, met your financial advisor, got a mortgage, and bought a house. Hooray! Now comes the hard part: making it yours. Whether you want a gut makeover or are just trying to redecorate, designing a property involves a lot more than you think. We spoke to two experts, a […]

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4 Types of Home Renovations: Which Ones Increase Value?

Many homeowners undertake major renovations to remodel their homes before putting them up for sale. After all, sprucing up the place will always drive up the sale price, right? Bad. “Fix it and return it” is a phrase often associated with real estate, but more often than not, upgrades don’t pay off. Read on to […]

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Should you put your home improvement on a credit card?

Cassie Sousa, 28, a teacher in San Antonio, has been dreaming for months of updating her kitchen, especially the wooden worktops. “My house is from the 1980s, so there’s a lot of wood,” she says. She plans to replace the counters, appliances, sink and cabinets for a more modern and lighter look, including white cabinets. […]

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How to Assemble the Perfect Home Renovation “Team”

Like most things in life, it sometimes takes “a whole village” to complete a renovation project. So the crucial first step in your home improvement journey is getting the right team of partners together. This team can be different for each job. Here’s a rundown of the types of contractors that might be most helpful […]

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Ways to save on home improvement costs so you don’t go broke

Is your kitchen hopelessly outdated and your bathroom a blast from the past? Then it looks like you’re overdue for some home improvements. There’s only one problem: remodeling can be a huge undertaking, and an expensive one at that. The average kitchen remodel will set you back $60,000; a bathroom renovation, $17,908. Ouch! But hey, […]

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7 Terrifying Things That Can Happen During a Home Renovation

A home renovation is not for the faint of heart. If you’re lucky, you’ll find a good contractor who can handle the heavy lifting. But even that doesn’t mean you won’t be exposed to your fair share of disasters, including some that can be scary, some that can be traumatic, and some that can even […]

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Here’s What’s Behind America’s Renewed Home Improvement Craze

The Golden, Colorado ranch where Anne and Eric Drobny live with their children was meant to be a five-year-old home. But five years have turned into eight, and things are getting tough. “My kids are 10 and 13, and they’re just getting bigger,” Anne Drobny said. “It’s important to us, as the kids get older, […]

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The Petrified Man’s Guide to Home Improvement

There are four stages to becoming a grown man: celibacy, marriage, children, and home renovation. Home renovation comes last because it sucks, and you’ll resist it with all your might, even more so than you probably resisted in steps two and three. I know I did. I’ve seen other men go through the renovation process […]