Posts Tagged 'planning'

How Do I Start a Plan for an Underground House?

I own 18 acres of land that has some hills. I want to build an underground house under on of the hills. How do I start my plan for the project?

Major Remodeling Project: What comes first, second, third?

Paint inside of house, new wood floors in living, dining and office, new countertops in kitchen and 2 baths, add kitchen cabinets on blank wall in kitchen, new appliances in kitchen. We have individual contractors to do the painting, counters, floors and cabinets. What comes first, second and third, etc.? Is there an ideal order to this remodel?

Creating a Remodeling Design or Plan

Our house isn't a total basket case, but if we did a project a year for five years I bet we wouldn't get it done. Can you recommend a way to create a master plan for remodeling the house? I want to schedule upgrades and budget for them, so I need a plan that has a timeline. Is there remodeling software, or do I need to hire a designer or architect on a short-term basis?

Setting Priorities When Replacing Windows

We're thinking about replacing windows in our home near Albany, Georgia and have been surprised by how expensive they can be, even at home improvement warehouses. If we decide against replacing all of the windows in our house, how can we prioritize which to replace and which to leave?

Friend, Remodeling Contractor or Both?

My friend did some beautiful remodeling work in his own home and I've also seen work he's done as a contractor in other homes. He's not officially licensed as a remodeling contractor but I'd like to hire him because he's a friend and it will save me money. Any thoughts?

What Remodels Give the Best Return?

I recently purchased several foreclosed homes in Las Vegas, Nevada. All of them need work, and I want to accomplish the remodels on them as cheaply and quickly as possible to make them salable. What remodels give the best return on investment in this area--kitchen, bathroom, deck, master suite, or home office?

How to Replace Vinyl Siding?

Is replacing vinyl siding difficult? Is modern vinyl siding more durable? Can I install new siding over the old, or must I remove the old siding? How costly might this project be? My house in Omaha, Nebraska, has vinyl siding that is stained and old, and I'm wondering about my options.

In Budgeting for Kitchen Remodeling, How Do We Prioritize?

Our 27-year old Wichita, KS, kitchen needs new appliances, a new sink, flooring, lighting, and countertops, though the layout is very functional. Everything in this kitchen works--it's just worn, outdated and not energy efficient. If we do part of the kitchen remodeling now, and part in about 18 months, what would you do first, and why?

The Typical Timeline for a Kitchen Remodel Project

We'd like to update our kitchen--the cabinets and flooring are over twenty years old. We'd like to plan our kitchen remodel so that it has the least impact on our lives. Can you explain the stages of the process and about how long the project will take?

In Need of Modern Kitchen Design Ideas

I recently purchased a loft-style condo is a trendy section of the city. The previous owners went with a traditional decorating theme in the kitchen that hardly matches the excitement of living in this part of town. Do you have any modern kitchen design ideas that won't break the bank.