No one likes to cut a budget, especially when it's his or her own. But when it comes to planning a remodeling project, homeowners must establish a realistic budget . . . and actively manage it.
Preparing for a remodeling project is a lot like preparing to buy a car. You may know the room and style you want, but the options you choose may drive the price higher than you can reasonably afford. But there are ways to stretch the remodeling budget and end up with stylish results within budget.
General Remodeling Tips
In the Kitchen
In the Bathroom
To help consumers through the process, NARI's website at www.RemodelToday.com offers many tips under the "Home Owners" section and also offers a search engine to help locate a contractor or chapter in your area. NARI also offers a free brochure, "How to Select a Remodeling Professional," to consumers who call (402) 331-1718 or complete the feedback form on the last page of this website.
The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) is the only trade association dedicated solely to the remodeling industry. With more than 5800 members nationwide, the Association -- based in Des Plaines, Illinois, -- is "The Voice of the Remodeling Industry"TM. For membership information, contact the local NARI office at (402) 331-1718.