More American families are deciding to stay put and improve their existing home. Some of the reasons are that remodeling allows you to customize your home to meet your needs and desires, while not having to give up a familiar neighborhood and schools. It is a more efficient use of your finances.

Relocating typically costs about 8-10 percent of the value of your current home. Much of this goes into moving expenses and commissions. Remodeling makes your home a more enjoyable place to live and should enhance itís resale value. Potential buyers will compare your home to ones newly built, therefore, you'll want to look at the design trends and features being built into new homes. Great rooms, master bed and bath suites, and higher ceilings are a few of the features sought by today's home buyers. Kitchens and baths regularly create the greatest return on investment. These are two of the most used rooms in the home, and they receive the most scrutiny from potential buyers.