09/04/2013 08:15 am ET Updated Nov 04, 2013

Survive Your Home Remodel: 11 Must-Ask Questions


If buying a home is all about location, location, location, then remodeling one is all about planning, planning, planning. We've all heard the stories: friends and family doing dishes in their bathroom sinks, cooking meals on hot plates in the garage, grabbing food from the refrigerator that's now in the laundry room. Such are the travails of remodeling a house. And there's really nothing you can do but be prepared. "It's a big inconvenience but a big payoff," says architect Brian Lucas.

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