-- Improving and remodeling
homes has become one of America's favorite pastimes. In fact,
a recent Harvard study shows the $214-billion-a-year home
improvement industry has been a major force in boosting the
country's economy. Whether you're buying selling or staying
right where you are, every homeowner has a wish list to make
their largest investment more comfortable, functional, convenient
or more aesthetically pleasing. You'll find valuable help
The basics How
to hire a contractor -- Remodeling
your home is not something you do every day. Here's how to
be selective when choosing a contractor.
cost of luxury -- Just how does the other half improve
its homes? With top-notch entertainment rooms, gourmet kitchens
and massive master suites that cost more than the mortgages
most of us carry on our run-of-the-mill houses.