This online resource is the first to provide homeowners, architects, and builders with an itemized Return On Investment (ROI) for each of the key element that go into remodeling a room, a house, or the systems within it. When considering a ‘green’ product, people often assume that it is more expensive ask “What is the Payback?”. This web site provides the answers. As you click through different topics, you can quickly see the added cost of energy efficient and green decisions directly above the average annual savings, and the payback return. We all may want to help save the environment, but if we can do it by saving our money, then the decision is just a lot easier.
Throughout this Remodeling section and the site you can click on products, resources, calculator tools, and directories. The home improvement ROI calculations are based on comprehensive research ranging from Governmental and University Studies to Homeowners with actual Performance Feedback. The data is based on a single family house with typical utility demand for a family of four. Our team has also provided the key information on how to TAKE ACTION for Remodeling. The web is loaded with information, which is often overwhelming, so we have and continue to research the most cost-effective products and also the best places to buy those products based on price and service. The overall 'Value' is the determining factor in our recommendations, and we put our money where our mouth is having used the research to determine what to buy for the prototype high performance eco-house remodeling project.
Research has shown that Kitchens, Bathrooms, and Basements are the major focus of remodeling, but as you will see, the information and recommendations are relevant for rooms and areas across your whole house.Photo Notes:
This picture of the partially completed built-in entertainment cabinets for the Family Room is taken from the Kitchen which is on the opposite side of the space. For more information see Finishes.