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Ways a surface remodel can save you money


Ways a surface remodel can save you money

POSTED BY administrator on Nov 17 under kitchen

Ways a surface remodel can save you money
News from WPTZ The Champlain Valley:

By Laura Firszt, Networx

Surface “remodeling” is a great way to give your home a lift without investing a huge amount of time and cash. This type of work is really renovation, a cosmetic refinishing process, rather than deep down remodeling. Whatever you call it, a surface upgrade can be a fantastic way to update a house that doesn’t have any structural or safety issues, but just needs a fresher, brighter look. Surface reno will have the biggest impact in your kitchen or bathroom, where a complete remodel would come with a price tag of tens of thousands of dollars. As well as contractor manhours, you’ll save on building permits and designer’s fees. Here a list of 11 practical how-tos.

1. Preserve your home’s original footprint. Avoid relocation of plumbing lines, electricity, or gas whenever possible to save major money. Just moving one toilet a distance of more than three feet would cost you as much as $ 1000!

2. Ditto for the envelope, the exterior…………… continues on WPTZ The Champlain Valley

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Kitchen Remodel: 10 survival tips to get you through the process
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Here’s the deep dark secret that the kitchen-remodeling websites and magazines don’t want you to know: Between the before and after photos, you live in a house with no kitchen. For weeks, more likely months.

And that’s not a pretty picture.

My own kitchen remodel involved time on a ladder scraping away popcorn, doing my own painting and cabinet assembly and literally herding cats, not to mention all the major and minute decisions I had to make.

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