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Why Your Home Renovation Won’t Look Like TV Shows

ALPA PROD / Shutterstock.com Editor’s Note: This story originally appeared on Living on the Cheap. We’ve all seen the home improvement shows where the sweet young couple buy a decrepit house with a kitchen so ugly that even 1960 wouldn’t take it back. In 30 or 60 minutes, that ugly house becomes a true dream […]

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5 Things Most People Don’t Know About Common Home Improvement Projects

Sturti/Getty Images According to the U.S. Houzz & Home 2021 Renovation Trends study, homeowners who renovated their properties in 2020 spent an average of $15,000, with the top 10% of projects costing $85,000 or more. Before embarking on a home improvement project this year, however, it’s wise to know that whatever your budget, you’ll likely […]

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Planning your home renovation: how to take care of everything

Planning a home improvement project can be a daunting task, especially for people who have never attempted such a project before. Trying to balance being on budget and meeting deadlines can feel like a full-time job, which can be overwhelming for most people. And whatever your home improvement project, whether it’s a simple bathroom or […]

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Your game plan for a home improvement project

The potential star or villain in this chaos is a general contractor. The voucher can create something of a hit show, calling on plumbers, electricians and other professionals to work with your architect or designer, if you have one. Most importantly, the right renovation company develops a relationship with you, collects and responds to your […]

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Numbers you need to know

Home renovation and remodeling costs can be a tough pill to swallow after you’ve paid the price of buying a new home, but if you’re the proud owner of a repairman (or even if you’re the happy owner of an old house in need of work), you may be in the mood for some updates. […]

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The Average American Tries a Home Improvement Project Himself for That Many Hours Before Giving Up and Hiring a Professional

Struggling to recreate what you saw on Pinterest? You’re not alone. A new survey of 2,000 general Americans found that four in 10 had more DIY failures than successes. The average person said it took him five hours of trial and error before he gave up on his project and called in a professional to […]

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Is this home improvement project worth it?

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) – Homeowners often spend big bucks on renovations hoping to recoup more than they’re likely to. But some projects offer better returns than others. Updated kitchens and master suites often attract new buyers. But consider other factors, such as home maintenance and home prices in the surrounding neighborhood. WAFF spoke to Melanie […]

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Real estate marketing and beyond

There are many reasons why people decide to remodel their homes. First-time buyers tend to buy older homes that may be outdated. Or maybe you’ve been in your home for over a decade and can’t wait to become mortgage free. Investors have made big profits with fix-n-flip remodels. Whether you are a homeowner or an […]

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Atlanta home renovation by Dr. Jackie Walters: How much did it cost?

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Starting a Home Improvement Business During Covid Has Risks, Reaps Rewards

Matt Larson was a chef, nurse and event planner for a large pharmaceutical company. But from an early age he knew how to fix things, and when the pandemic writing was on the wall a year ago, he decided to make a change. Life is made of pivots. He started Finlanded MKE, a home repair […]

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6 ways to keep your Covid-19 home improvement project on solid footing – Forbes Advisor

Editorial Note: We earn a commission on partner links on Forbes Advisor. Commissions do not affect the opinions or ratings of our editors. As millions of Americans work and go to school from home due to Covid-19, they are also looking to the spaces around them. Sure, your house might provide enough room most of […]

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Kitchen Renovation Ideas That Won’t Break Your Budget

Whether you live with your family or alone, the kitchen is one of the busiest spaces in a home. Your kitchen should reflect your style and needs by making it easy to use, move around and stay organized. What’s the best way to make your home and daily life more functional? A new kitchen renovation […]