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Will it be your kitchen ... your bathroom ... the basement ... or maybe something that replaces the old with the new. You will need ideas and a plan: so let's get going

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Use this 6-Step Home Remodeling Guide to review the entire home remodeling process. It collects all of the information you need and outlines it for review in a step-by-step plan.

Step 1: Analyze the Numbers

Before you start any home remodeling project, run some financial numbers to determine whether your project is a smart investment.

The numbers include the estimated costs, home value assessment, financing costs, and other related calculations.

Review cost-related issues to home remodeling vs. buying a new home.

Your factors include the estimated cost of remodeling, home and neighborhood assessments, tax implications and payback benefits:

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Step 2: Collect Ideas

Your 2nd step in home remodeling is deciding what you would like to do and collecting ideas.

This includes reviewing -

  • home remodeling ideas,
  • architectural plans,
  • floor layouts,
  • home gallery pics,
  • product company information,
  • product room shopping and more.

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Step 3: Plan the Needed Specs

Step 3 is sketching your ideas on paper (or digitally) and developing the spec plan.

The spec plan determines what type of materials and design considerations that will be needed. It will also contain the product specifications for each remodeling element.

You will use the spec plan and architectual design to bid the project out to a contractor.

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Step 4: Find a Contractor

Step 4 is finding and negotiating the contract with a home remodeling contractor.

Give your remodeling ideas and specs to a contractor for review and bid analysis.

Use our network (aligned with HomeAdvisor) to find the right contractor for your project.

Use our guides for contractor selection, negotiation and managing the project.

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Step 5: Financing Your Project

Step 5 is arranging financing once you select the contractor and finalize the contract for your project.

Using the equity value in your home is one of the best financing option for home improvement. Start with a home equity line of credit or a bank equity program.

Other options may include cash-out refinancing, personal savings, and/or financing from home improvement contractors.

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Step 6: Manage the Project

Step 6 is where the project begins.

It starts with setting up the work area, removing everything that needs to be replaced, installing plumbing and electrical if needed, putting in the final touches, etc.

It also means working with the contractor, managing the project, and getting the remodeling project inspected before releasing any funds.

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managing the home remodeling project
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View Home Remodeling Ideas

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The 2nd step in home remodeling is deciding what you would like to do. This includes reviewing home remodeling ideas, architectural styles, home pics and more.

View: House Plans

An excellant resource to to view remodeling trends is to view house plans from leading architects.

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So Let's Renovate?

It could be your kitchen - basement - bathroom - or something in between. You might consider a home addition or just a simple redecoration. So whatever you have in mind, let's get going.

But before you do, use this step-by-step guide after you review the above ideas and below topics to help plan and manage your home renovation needs.