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Planning a Remodeling Project

While the thought of it may seem overwhelming, remodeling your house can be an adventure in which the end result is the house of your dreams. However this adventure takes plenty of patience and preparation.

See how you can get started; check out the Angi Remodeling Directory.

Common Remodeling Terms

Do you know a joist from a girder? Before you begin any remodeling project - especially one that requires structural changes - make sure you review this list of terms and definitions so you'll know what's what. It's time to read up on those Common Remodeling Terms.

Home Remodeling

Remodeling a home can be overwhelming at times.  Contacting and communicating with remodeling contractors, getting bids or estimates, managing logisitics and times, coordinating with multiple people both in the home and out can all take their toll.  It's important to plan ahead and get everything in writing to know when something is not right or off contract.  It's always good to talk with an interior design professional before starting a home remodel to ensure all goals or needs are met. Regardless if you need ideas for a small bathroom remodel or large kitchen remodel, it's good to know all of the ins-and-outs before starting so that no surprises come up.

Planning on remodeling your small 

Basement Remodeling

Basements don't have to be a dark and dingy place of despair. Why not construct the ultimate entertainment room, complete with a bar and home theater? Or add a DIY shiplap ceiling to make the room aesthetically pleasing. Want to hear the best part? A finished basement will increase your home's value.

There are so many ways you can transform any basement into a liveable space; get started by reviewing the Angi Basement Remodeling Directory.

Remodel for a Home Gym

Ready to ditch your expensive gym membership and invest in a home gym? Whether you have just a small space for your gym equipment, or a large spare room, garage space, or basement, building a dedicated space for your workouts is possible.

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