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Houzz's Real Cost Finder Helps You Figure Out How Much That Renovation Will Set You Back (PHOTOS)

07/08/2013 05:30 pm ET | Updated Jul 08, 2013

Many homeowners are familiar with this dance: You settle on a budget for your brand new kitchen/ bathroom/ grape stomping room only to find half way through the remodel that to get everything you want, you're going to have to fork over more money -- a lot more. That's a problem Houzz's Real Cost Finder sets out to solve. It's a brand new interactive tool on the site that helps you plan home renovations and figure out total costs, before you begin.

The data is based on the feedback of over 100,000 real homeowner respondents who have been in your shoes. Adi Tatarko, Houzz CEO and co-founder says “the Houzz Real Cost Finder gives renovation and decorating data we’ve collected back to our community, empowering homeowners to make the best decisions for their projects.”

Take a peek at some of the information it offers:

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And according to the 2013 Houzz And Home survey, 53 percent of respondents said that this is the year to kickoff some big projects. Now, you'll just need to ask yourself,
should you remodel... or just move?

Here are a few of our other favorite apps that will help with home projects:

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