SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Home remodeling can be one of life's most stressful experiences. From bathroom and kitchen remodeling to second story additions and larger renovations, these are lengthy projects that disrupt your daily routine, cost a lot of money and abound with risks of things that can go wrong. However, there are tools available now that can take some of the stress out of renovations and home additions.
As a leading online resource for homeowners, Remodelormove.com recommends these free-to-use tools to perform essential project tasks and remodel with confidence:
- Collaborate to find and manage design ideas: The internet has done away with the age-old task of sifting through magazines and tearing out pictures of rooms you like, but you still need to organize the pictures you do find. Pinterest.com is the best solution for managing your design ideas using their collaboration tool. The tool allows you, your family and friends and your contractor and designer to find and save ideas on several boards and leave comments for everyone involved to see. With all the pictures and everyone's comments in one place that is always available, it is a cinch to make smart design and product purchasing decisions. Click here for a video showing how to use Pinterest collaboration for your home remodel project.
- Set and manage a budget: Once again, the internet has changed how homeowners set their remodeling and home addition budgets and manage costs. Online calculators give an instant estimate of the cost to remodel, adjusted for where you live, how much work you will do yourself and your preferences for materials. The home addition and remodel cost calculators at Remodelormove.com also include a detailed breakdown of the cost estimate for labor and materials. Use the numbers in the estimates as a starting point and to adjust as you refine your project. These estimates work well if you want to hire someone else to do the renovation or if you will DIY it all.
- Create a floor plan: Take the time – usually less than an hour – to draw a floor plan of your existing room or house at Floorplanner.com. This free online drafting website is easy to use and enables you to draw different configurations to see what is possible. If you are hiring a designer or architect, this online tool is still a useful resource. Drawing the plans yourself before your architect does will help you to better understand your needs and challenges and ultimately will result in a better design. If you are DIYing, the design floor planner can produce dimensioned drawings that you can use in construction work.
- Decide if you should remodel: Is remodeling even your best choice? You can decide if you and your family are ready to remodel with the Should I Remodel? calculator. Perhaps moving is a better option – find out with the Remodel or Move? calculator, which gives both cost to move and cost to remodel estimates and a recommendation of the better option.
Since 2005, Remodelormove.com has been a trusted resource for homeowners who want to remodel with confidence. It provides the tools and tips needed by average homeowners to create a budget, get estimates, plan their renovation and get the best results for their investment of time and money.
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