Remodeling Hints

General Information on Renovation and Repair Projects

  • Bathroom renovation are the most costly per square foot, but the investment return is very high.
  • Hold down costs by working without relocating plumbing fixtures when possible.
  • Use small pockets of space, such as wall niches or cubbies to get more usable space.
  • Replace wood-frame windows with glass block panel to allow more light and maintain privacy.
  • Adding a large room? Install an additional heating unit instead of overtaxing your existing HVAC.
  • Electric and direct-vent gas/propane models are available. The gas/propane model will probably be your best choice, using just a small pipe to draw and vent air.