Tag archive for Renovations

Why Do Contractors Cost So Much?

Why Do Contractors Cost So Much?

People often ask me, “Why do contractors cost so much? How can they possibly justify those prices??” Usually, this question comes from a handy homeowner – someone who’s done a lot of work to their own house. If you remodeled your powder room for $1,800…

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Shop Like a Pro

Shop Like a Pro

A major part of the renovation process is shopping. For better or worse, there are so many products and finishes on the market that finding the right thing (for the right price) takes strategy. Unlike a shirt or a camera or a cell phone, you…

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High Rise Modern in a Suburban Basement

High Rise Modern in a Suburban Basement

“I want big-city, high-rise modern, and I need it in my daughter’s suburban basement.” When Diane first reached out to us to discuss her project, she faced a major transition. She was living in a sleek, urban condo that overlooked the Nashville skyline. And she…

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Renovating Is Cheaper Than Adding On

Renovating Is Cheaper Than Adding On

Even complex, messy renovations cost less than building brand new space. Read on to figure out if you really need to build that budget-busting addition or if renovating will do the trick. Designing a renovation is hard. Taking a jumble of existing rooms and figuring out…

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Don’t Fall for the Quick Renovation Trap

Don’t Fall for the Quick Renovation Trap

Renovations take a long time. Unless you’re doing minor work such as cosmetic upgrades, most renovation projects take at least a solid month and large ones can take half a year or more. Understandably, long construction periods can be discouraging to would-be renovators. All of…

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Old Home Buyer’s Guide

Old Home Buyer’s Guide

One of the services we offer is walk-throughs for clients who are house shopping. We’ve been through a lot of old houses and have developed this guide to help us evaluate renovation costs and potential.   Print this out and take it with you when…

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Renovation Financing Part I: HELOCs

Renovation Financing Part I: HELOCs

You’re finally ready to pull the trigger on that home renovation you’ve been dreaming of for years. After crunching the numbers, you realize that it’s going to take more money than you have in your savings account to do the job right. The good news is that…

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