With the proliferation of shows like “Property Brothers” and “Love It or List It” rising in popularity through the likes of HGTV, America is obsessed with complete home overhauls, as well as house shopping (even if it’s only imaginary).
For those of us facing the real-life choice between a remodel and a move due to changing lifestyles, growing families and the good old-fashioned progression of time, figuring out where to start can be overwhelming.
That’s where the minds behind the website RemodelOrMove.com come in. The “homeowner support system” offers a host of calculators, some of them room-specific and others more general, to help decision-makers gather accurate data to help them move forward, armed with information.
“Remodeling isn’t for everyone, and many times it could be a downright bad decision,” says founder Dan Fritschen. “It’s well worth your time to pause and consider what your proposed project entails, and whether the commitment is worth the time, energy, and money you’ll end up pouring into it.”
The site also offers guidelines and tips for managing budgets, weighing pros and cons, and thoughts on balancing the stress of either scenario. In addition, it can connect interested consumers to contractors and agencies once a final decision’s been made.
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