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Aging in place . . . so what is that about? It is a new building viewpoint that is geared toward designing homes and remodels in order to facilitate the aging population in staying in their homes as long as possible. It is even true for me (Mike Fournier), as I no longer want to have anything on the 2nd floor.

1) Identify the scope of the project; including all phases.  Plan your big picture goals and discuss your needs. Hire a remodeler that will listen to your concerns, answer your questions, and be able to execute your vision; as that is paramount to your success. 2) Establish effective communication with your remodeler.  Do they answer questions...

Who doesn't like to spend a day painting a wall? Yes, we all know it can be messy, boring, and tiring. But it is pretty simple and most people can do it without tons of training. Corners, edges, and trim can be a bit tricky, but you can get the hang of it. Adding a new coat of paint can add style, and even add value to the home. Specialty painting is one way of making your house stand out.

Guest rooms are frequently ignored rooms in the house when the owner is considering a remodel.  Living rooms, kitchens, and bathrooms get priorityit's true.  But if you plan to have overnight guestsespecially if it's frequentlyit's time to consider a remodel of your guest room.

If you are thinking of selling within the next couple of years, in order to get the maximum amount out of your home, there are a few improvements you can make. Why not get some benefit from them now?

The majority of homeowners say they do not eat their meals in their formal dining rooms.  Many say they eat in their kitchen dining area; others say they eat in the family room or in front of the television.