Author: Ron Mifflin

Ron is the resident numbers cruncher, helping clients meet their budget and get the remodel they’ve dreamed of. He considers himself the “man behind the curtain” who’s always looking out for the best interests of the client.
  • 5 Remodeling Projects That Increase Your St. Louis Home’s Value

    Wondering how much your completed remodeling project will add to the value of your home? While there are certainly improvements you can make that, over time, do increase your home’s worth, no project adds immediate value that matches your original investment. But some improvements or renovations do bring you more bang for the buck. Best…

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  • St. Louis Living: How Much Will it Cost to Build a Home Addition?

    “Our friends told us their addition cost $200 per square foot.” “We just want a simple addition.” “My cousin Jim says he can build an addition for a third of what a contractor charges.” And one of the most popular: “They did an addition on HGTV that only cost $20,000.” It’s easy to see why…

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  • How Much Does It Cost to Remodel a Basement in St. Louis?

    There are many options for remodeling a basement, and they all come with a cost! How much of a cost depends, of course, on the scope of the project. Basements offer a lot of potential and a remodel can transform yours from strictly functional to a centerpiece of the house. The good news is that…

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  • Advances in Home Construction Materials for Remodeling in St. Louis

    The home remodeling industry in St. Louis has experienced great advances in home construction materials used both for interiors and exteriors. Much of this has been driven by the green movement and the goal to make a home more energy efficient. Another facet is to create materials that look high end but are priced more…

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  • Know What Is and Isn’t Possible: Modern Home Additions in St. Louis

    A lot of homeowners like their house, but have always felt it could use a little more space. Typically it is one of the “big three”: adding a family room, creating a master bedroom suite and putting on a sunroom. Whichever it might be, when it comes to modern home additions there are some age-old…

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  • Remodeling 101: A Realistic Kitchen Renovation Timeline in St. Louis

    Many of our clients have a good idea of when they’d like their kitchen remodel completed. It might be in time for the Thanksgiving or Christmas holidays, a baby’s arrival, or a home wedding. This can be helpful for us to know, as we can then plan backwards to choose a start date that gets…

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  • The Cost of a Whole House Remodel in the Greater St. Louis Area

    There’s nothing like a whole house remodel to increase your home’s value and improve your family’s comfort. How much a whole house remodel costs varies with house size, condition, and product selections, but the general characteristics of most homes can help us come up with a ballpark figure.   What is a Whole House Remodel?…

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  • How to Add Value to Your Home in St. Louis

    Do you believe that remodeling a kitchen or bathroom will add value to your home? That is a reasonable premise but what needs to be taken into account is whether or not the return on investment (ROI) is worth the initial outlay. Let’s focus on this to determine how to add value to your home…

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  • An Exterior Home Remodel in St. Louis Does More Than Make It Look Pretty

    Like looking into a mirror, sometimes you see your house in which you raised your children and where so many family memories were made as not being its old self anymore. Its age is showing and, you may not even be aware of it, but it isn’t performing to its potential. You can either resign…

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  • How to Incorporate Universal Design in Your St. Louis Home

    Barely a blip on the public’s radar a decade ago, universal design is now a hot industry in St. Louis. The concept, which allows people to safely stay in their own homes as they age, is a popular one with boomers and seniors determined to stay put rather than enter a nursing home or move…

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