Category: Contractors

2010 Holiday Gift Guide 0

2010 Holiday Gift Guide

Whether you need a gift for a hard-core DIYer like yourself or a novice homeowner, we’ve nailed it.  Wrap up your holiday shopping right here in a snap.  Give a gift that will keep...

Home Remodeling 10 to 40% Cheaper 0

Home Remodeling 10 to 40% Cheaper

Bargain-basement prices on home renovations are the silver lining of today’s horrible real estate market. According to the National Association of Home Builders, contractors’ bids are coming in at 10 percent to 40 percent...

Cost vs. Value Report 0

Cost vs. Value Report

View the annual report on the relationship between remodeling costs and resale value. You can compare national and regional averages for 33 popular remodeling projects and you can also download a PDF with project...

Is Lead-Safe Remodeling Worth It? 0

Is Lead-Safe Remodeling Worth It?

As of April 22, 2010, federal law requires that all U.S. contractors be certified to work with lead-based paint in homes, child-care facilities and schools built before 1978. Details of the new RRP (Renovation,...

Local Level – Remodeling 0

Local Level – Remodeling

Most experts and program managers agree that financing is necessary to encourage homeowners to participate in weatherization programs and meet the goal of reduced energy consumption. Organizers working with local governments to set up...

Why Homeowners Are Raising the Roof 0

Why Homeowners Are Raising the Roof

People who refrained from splurging on big home-improvement projects during the housing boom are reaping the rewards now. Depending on the region and the job, some homeowners are paying as much as 20% less...