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Love your neighborhood but getting a little tired of this old house? Maybe it's time you started thinking about remodeling.

Whether you're pondering adding a second bathroom or just fixing up the garage, you have decisions to make. Should you hire somebody or do it yourself? How can you get the most for your money? Which rooms will provide the biggest resale return? And how the heck do you pay for it all? Bankrate has the answers for you.

D E S I G N   G A L L E R Y

Remodeling your master suite -- Add some space to your bedroom, with sitting areas, big closets, dressing areas and even snack areas.

Remodeling your spare bedroom -- Spare bedrooms are doing double-duty as combination guest room, hobby room, workout room, home office or playroom.

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Financing your home remodeling job -- You need to measure your options as carefully as you measure your lumber.

Remodeling? Make sure you are covered -- A lot can go wrong when you decide to fix up a house. Make sure your insurance will take care of it.

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P L A N N I N G   I T

Should you remodel or move? -- You can fix it up or you can buy a new house. Some things to think about before you decide.

Even celebrities remodel their homes -- Dixie Chick Natalie Maines lists remodeling her home as her hobby.

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D O I N G   I T

10 tricks for low-cost, high-impact remodeling -- Want to spruce up your home, but don't have much money? Try some of these ideas.

Remodeling for a resale -- Getting ready to sell the old homestead? Here's some helpful hints to get ready.

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D O   I T   Y O U R S E L F E R S

10 mistakes do-it-yourselfers make -- Home improvement projects often go astray. Here's some of the reasons why.

New products for the do-it-yourselfer -- From ultralight spackle to snap-together flooring, check out these innovative ways to do things.

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