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Is Your Remodel Type A, B, or C?

And what does that mean about cost, schedule, and team members?

To answer this question, I am sharing a few pages from my new

In the book, I provide the following quiz to help you determine if your renovation is a:

a. Studs-Out Renovation

b. Change-in-Place Renovation

c. Resurface Renovation


Take a look and see which category your renovation project fits in...

In my Remodel Jumpstart Workbook, I describe each renovation type in more detail and provide a guideline to help you plan your schedule, budget, and team. 


Because the "Studs-Out Renovation" is probably the most common, I will share that page with you here. 

You will see above a schedule guideline of 6-12 months and budget guidelines of $29,000 - $87,000 for a kitchen renovation or $14,000 - $36,000 for a bathroom renovation. (These numbers were taken from national averages provided by


Obviously, these ranges are broad. What makes the cost of a renovation project vary so greatly?... THE DESIGN!


When planning a bathroom remodel, an interior designer will help you choose flooring, countertops, cabinetry, cabinetry hardware, tile, light fixtures, plumbing fixtures, doors, door hardware, millwork, mirrors, wall treatments, closet interiors, and glass enclosures.


Let's consider what is probably the smallest item on this list: the pull or knob that goes on the cabinet doors. As an example, take a look at the two drawer pulls below. Although they look similar, the one on the left is $138, and the one on the right is $7. If there is this much swing in the cost of the smallest item in your bathroom, then you can imagine how all the materials that make up your remodel can add up to wildly different totals depending on your choices.

If you want to dive further into planning your home renovation project with me...


When you're ready, I would love to help you remodel or build your dream home! Here are 5 ways we can work together:


  1. Grab my free Kitchen and Bath Design Checklist which will get you on my newsletter.

  2. My free Live Material Board Workshop is a great place to start! In just one hour, you will have the design for your dream home materializing on paper!

  3. My new Remodel Jumpstart Workbook is packed with 100 pages of valuable information and worksheets to help you create a plan for your design, budget, and team!

  4. Save yourself hours of research with my Remodel Resource Guide! I have compiled all my favorite suppliers for things like flooring, countertops, light fixtures, plumbing fixtures, cabinets, and hardware...

  5. When you're serious about starting your remodel or new home, come spend six weeks with me, and I will walk you through the interior design of your project using my signature interior design program!



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