Homeowners, still cautious, choose moderate remodeling

Homeowners, still cautious, choose moderate remodeling
National data from BuildFax show remodeling work picking up during the housing slump.

“Chris and Jennifer Roman loved everything about the handsome Tudor-style house on Minnehaha Parkway, so they bought it within hours when it hit the market.

Never mind that the kitchen had been remodeled in the 1980s with blue counters and bump-out windows and the basement looked like a dungeon. Now, after two years of planning and saving, crews are ripping apart the old kitchen in preparation for a new one.

The dark and musty basement, however, is going to have to wait.”

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