Last Updated on November 12, 2009

If you’re planning on remodeling your home, but are concerned about making measurement or layout mistakes, check out Floor Planner, an online application that allows you to create and share interactive floor plans and eliminate mistakes in your next home renovation project.

The app, which is free in the Personal version, allows you to create and save a floor plan for your house and surrounding property – with accurate measurements, easy editing, hundreds of options for furniture and other fixtures (like countertops). It also gives you the option to add in your own images.


Last Updated on January 6, 2020

Yesterday we outlined what’s typically involved in replacing your existing countertops with whole-slab granite. In addition to those hassles, there is another concern: the law.

When it comes to a home remodeling, some local laws require homeowners to secure a permit from a local office. While these laws are established to ensure that the homeowners are complying with building, electrical and other important safety codes, they provide a real hassle on the homeowners’ side: weeks of delay in a job, document-filings that are migraine-inducing, and possibly additional leakage from your wallet to get the job done properly – from both legal and technical perspectives. If you have experienced the nightmare of trying to secure any sort of legal permit, you certainly know what we are talking about.