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Jul 24, 2013, 08:35 ET
Remodeling Expert Dan Fritschen's daughter installs alarm during fun summer home improvement project.  (PRNewsFoto/

Best Summer Home Improvement Projects for Kids Announced by

Remodeling expert Dan Fritschen wanted a practical, inexpensive way to keep his 12-year old daughter engaged this summer so he encouraged her to...

May 22, 2013, 08:30 ET Shares Three Ways to Get a Quick Remodeling Cost Estimate

 Can I afford to remodel?  How much will my home appreciate because of the remodel?  Will the project be completed on the budget I...

Feb 13, 2013, 08:35 ET

Is DIY Home Remodeling Dying? - New Report from

The Spring 2013 US Remodeling Sentiment Report documents strong growth in higher-end home remodeling projects where a homeowner...

Nov 15, 2012, 08:40 ET

The Black Friday Bargain: Why NOW Is the Time to Start Buying for Your Remodel

 "For many people, Black Friday is a crowded shopping experience that's so horrible it's not worth the savings," says Dan Fritschen, founder of...

Oct 24, 2012, 13:11 ET

A Winning Kitchen Remodel Recipe: 4 Secret Ingredients for Success

For the first time since 2008, kitchens have become the number one remodeling project for homeowners, according to the "Fall 2012 U.S. Remodeling...

Sep 26, 2012, 11:00 ET

Luxury is Back for Home Remodeling

 The Fall 2012 Remodeling Sentiment Report documents a continuing increase in the scale of planned remodels for homeowners....

Aug 22, 2012, 13:00 ET

To Remodel or Not to Remodel: Seven Questions Homeowners Need to Ask Before Commencing Construction

"Remodeling isn't for everyone, and many times it could be a downright bad decision," says Fritschen, founder of "It's well...

Sep 13, 2011, 13:00 ET

A Double-Dip Predicted for Home Remodeling

The most recent report released by revealed that the number of homeowners reporting that the economy is affecting their...

Jan 27, 2010, 10:00 ET

13% Increase in U.S. Homeowners Who Say They Will Remodel in 2010

After a year of steady declines in home remodeling, the Spring 2010 U.S. Remodeling Sentiment Report reveals a 13% increase...

Sep 29, 2009, 13:31 ET

U.S. Home Remodeling Recovery Began in Second Quarter 2009's U.S. Remodeling Activity Report(TM), a sampling of remodeling permits in the U.S., was issued for the second...

Jun 02, 2009, 11:00 ET

U.S. Home Remodeling Hits Bottom in First Quarter 2009 - Starts Showing Signs of Recovery

Current statistics for remodeling activity are dismal, but the future looks bright based on two new reports. Recent surveys and reports show a...

Jan 21, 2009, 11:00 ET

24% Drop in Residential Remodels Forecast for Spring 2009

The spring 2009 Remodeling Sentiment Report, a semi-annual survey of 5,000 U.S. homeowners, reveals that four times as many...

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