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Remodeling advice: Tips and links galore

By John Kirchner June 23, 2010

Remodeling projects, big or small, can be daunting. Luckily, the World Wide Web is full of resources offering help. We hope this blog is one of those; CalFinder’s blog is another great source. For example, check out this recent post with five tips for remodeling on a budget.

Among the more timely advice: take advantage of “green” incentives. “Collect on these incentives through your state appliance rebate program, or use your renovations to cash in on federal tax credits at the end of the year,” CalFinder says. The site also has a primer on knowing when your remodeling project might require the help of an architect, as opposed to going it on your own.

Kitchens are often a prime target for remodeling efforts and dollars, perhaps because many homeowners spend so much time and energy cooking, cleaning and entertaining in and around the kitchen. Check out these tips on achieving a great luxury kitchen remodel without a luxury budget. The same site also has some simple ideas for incorporating “green” principles into your kitchen remodel, through energy-efficient appliances and environmentally friendly materials.

For more on energy efficiency, check out this post from AOL’s DIY Life blog for some clever ways to save energy (and money) in the kitchen. No remodeling necessary to take advantage of these ideas!