Home improvement is a general term that includes remodeling, additions,
and major repairs. The most popular home improvement projects
include room additions
as well as kitchen, bathroom, and basement remodeling. Because
home improvements often add value to a home, many homeowners are willing
to take out home equity loans to finance the cost of these improvements.
Home improvement projects can be completed by trades professionals or by
the homeowner. If you have the skills needed for a particular task,
doing it yourself will save you the cost of labor, and there is a lot of
satisfaction in completing a home improvement project yourself.
If you are clueless with tools or don't have the necessary time, go the
professional route. It will save you a lot of headaches, and the
work may get done more quickly and efficiently.
Combining the two approaches might work best for many people. You
might be a great painter and decorator, and can put on the finishing
touches, even if you lack serious
Before starting a home improvement project, visit Home Sweet Home Improvement from the Federal Consumer Information Center, which features advice and guidance
for those who are considering or planning to remodel their home.
Be sure to browse through the extensive resources listed below for information
about home improvement solutions from selected suppliers.