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The Remodeling Corner

How much can remodeling increase your home value? Janet Cook Though most homeowners set a remodeling budget for their projects to maximize what they can do, it is nice to know what one could expect for a return increase in home value. According to the Remodeling 2019 Cost vs. Value Report, this year there is…

The Remodeling Corner

Janet Cook There are many HGTV shows that demonstrate that by investing in the design and updates, one can sell their house for dramatically more money. However, their timeline is not realistic. They have a TV production deadline, so before they even start, the design and scope of work is done, the materials are ordered…

The Remodeling Corner

Janet Cook There are two main industry shows that showcase about five football field-size rooms of home improvement products every year, as well as training from the best in the profession: the International Builder Show and the National Kitchen & Bath Show. Both have a panel of judges to determine the best, most innovative products…

The Remodeling Corner: Kitchen and Bathrooms

Janet Cook Love is the theme for February, and the remodeling trend going into 2019 is to show both kitchens and bathrooms some love by remodeling. In my last column, I wrote about what is currently popular for kitchen design, so what is popular in bathrooms to make them stylish and beautiful? Houzz surveyed over…

The Remodeling Corner

  Janet Cook October is National Kitchen & Bath Month, the rooms most important to homeowners and buyers. There is a surge of remodeling in 2018, with kitchens being on the top of the project list. Consider your home compared to the four most popular trends for each kitchen and bath to decide if it…

The Remodeling Corner

  Janet Cook In the days before Pinterest and Houzz, to get an idea for remodeling, one either had to buy magazines or travel around to model homes and take photos. Social media makes gathering ideas and images easy. We can do it right from home! Blog articles that synthesize what professional journals are reporting…

The Remodeling Center

  Janet Cook With the growth in popularity of online forums like Houzz (40 million users) and Pinterest (150 million users) rather than experts trying to predict what they are seeing as up-and-coming home remodeling design trends for 2018, homeowners are mining data from these sites of what is gaining in popularity. Of course, the…

The Remodeling Corner

Janet Cook October is national kitchen and bathroom remodeling month. Since my last column was on the latest trends in kitchen remodeling, let’s look at what is growing in popularity in bathroom remodeling: adding a second full bathroom and walk in closet to create a second master bedroom! Couples who choose to remodel to have…

The Remodeling Corner

Janet Cook The benefit of hiring a design-build remodeling company with an experienced kitchen designer is that you will more likely be very happy for a long time with the results of your kitchen remodeling project. The results will go beyond avoiding annoyances like having drawers and doors that interfere with each other, but having…

The Remodeling Corner

Janet Cook Houzz does an annual survey of its members about their home remodeling and renovations. According to Houzz 2017 Home Survey, home remodeling spending increased in 2016, and that is good news. Of the 107,000 surveyed, over half did a remodeling project in the past year. Of those who did not, over half reported…