I’m knee deep in a remodeling project at my house (knocking out an interior wall, moving the kitchen to the living room and vice versa, new windows, sliding glass door, etc.) and with that in mind, I want to share an article from CNNMoney.com about remodeling.
Called “Remodeling School,” the article tells you lots of things you’ve heard before: expect to go 10% or more over budget, shop around, be flexible, and know when to hand over the reins to the professionals instead of being a weekend DIY warrior. I can agree with most of these things, except I’m absolutely amazed to report that with about three weeks left to go, I’m on budget. Yep, no 10% overrun here — at least not yet. If you need a good contractor, let me know.