NEW YORK -- Spending on remodeling is expected to reach $316 billion this year alone and the number is still climbing, according to the Home Improvement Research Institute. So make sure you know exactly how big a renovation you can afford and whether it
justifies the time you intend to spend in your revamped home.
The Nest, a home-improvement Web site, says before making any big changes to your home you should ask yourself these big questions:
A final tip: if you do plan to follow through with a large-scale renovation, do the smallest room in the house from start to finish -- the insulating, rewiring, painting, refinishing, tiling -- so you gain a sense of accomplishment.