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Before-and-After Inspiration: Remodeling Ideas From Rate My Space


Are you thinking of embarking on a home remodeling project? Get ideas and top tips from Rate My Space users, and see gorgeous pictures to get you inspired to start your own home remodel.


by Charity Curley Mathews


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RMS user njhaus had more in mind for this modern kitchen remodel than fancy appliances. “The kitchen was designed with my husband in mind, who uses a wheelchair. We lowered the counters to make it easier for him to reach the cooktop. The lower counter at the island is table height so he can … Read more


7 Home Improvement & Remodeling Ideas that Increase Home Value (And What to Avoid)


by Heather Levin


San Antonio Design RemodelerWith the real estate market still in a slump, more and more people have decided not to sell their home. Instead, they have chosen to stay put, until things get better. I count myself in this group; I had my own home on the market for two years. My house sold, and the sale fell through, on two separate occasions. As a result, I’ve resolved to stay put until the real estate market improves. Read more





Top 10 Remodeling Budget Busters


Homeowners show off their cost-cutting remodeling results on Beyond the Box. Creative individuals challenge themselves to find inexpensive materials and use them in innovative ways.


San Antonio Design RemodelingHomeowners spend thousands of dollars laying carpet, tile and hardwood floors. But in Denver, one homeowner decided to go bare bones by leaving his subfloors exposed. He simply rented a sander and smoothed out the plywood subfloors, then bought some varnish and laid down three coats. For a total of $200, he has a distinctive, functional floor. Read more





9 Home Renovation Ideas to Increase Livability


by Richard Taylor


Conventional wisdom, as it relates to houses, is often too much convention and not enough wisdom.


Every year, somebody publishes a list of which conventional home improvements will give you the best (or the worst) return on your remodeling investment.


Remodel a bathroom. Replace your siding. Don’t build a swimming pool. Paint everything neutral colors.


Sit up straight. Get a haircut. Call your mother. Read more





Plan Your Total Bathroom Remodel Budget


Don’t send money down the drain during your bathroom remodel. Expert contractors and bathroom designers help you get the most out of your bathroom budget.

by Alicia Garceau

San Antonio Design RemodelingIf your plan is to turn a master bath into a spa-like retreat, but the mere mention of money brings on an outbreak of hives, take heart. Figuring out the financials for a bathroom remodel doesn’t have to be a stressful experience. We’ve outlined the steps you need to take to keep your finances in line. Read more