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Remodeling Quiz
by Staff
Remodeling your home can be a real money maker if you do it right. But if you start the project all willy-nilly without a plan and the least bit bit of knowledge, you can really hurt yourself, not to mention your bottom line. So before you gear up to tackle a home remodeling job on your own, take this quiz to measure your fortitude.

If you're looking for a lot of bang for very little buck, which room should you stay away from?

  • bathroom
  • kitchen
  • home office

You've picked the room, bought your tools and are psyched up for demo. Now what?

  • apply for your permits
  • create a budget for the entire job
  • both

What part of a home remodel can you do without much experience to save a little money?

  • framing
  • demolition
  • finishing work

Another way to save some money on a home remodel is to serve as your own what?

  • architect
  • construction foreman
  • general contractor

If you want real hardwood flooring but can't afford it, what's a popular alternative?

  • brown paint
  • laminate wood flooring
  • shag carpet

What popular style of bathroom tile can you find underground?

  • taxi tile
  • city bus tile
  • subway tile

What's one important thing your contractor should have?

  • his own pickup truck
  • a license
  • big muscles

In construction cost surveys, how much money is the average small kitchen remodel?

  • $19,000
  • $75,000
  • $50,000

What's a good way to save money on construction labor?

  • offer something in trade
  • use an equity line
  • pay in cash

What kind of cost overrun should you plan for on a home remodel?

  • 40 percent
  • 30 percent
  • 10 percent