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4 Tips to Help You Remodel Your Home for Amazon HQ2

Amazon’s decision to co-locate HQ2 in Crystal City is huge news for Northern Virginia and for the region as a whole.

Jeff Bezos already made the jump and put $12 million into his already $23 million home. Way to work it, Jeff!


Now we know that everyone can’t afford to be like Jeff, but here are some tips from the remodelmate team to to help you be #KindaLikeJeff and get the most out of your remodeling project.

1. Figure out what’s trending

Pinterest is a phenomenal tool for seeing what’s hot and what’s not, so be sure to pin as many boards as possible then share it with our team of design experts. You can also check out our own Pinterest for some inspo:

Want to dress up your new pad even more? For interior design, we recommend our partner Havenly, an online interior design service, who can help you pick out Instagram-worthy furniture, light fixtures, and more. You can even get $20 off a full design package by using the code HAVENLY20!

2. Set a realistic budget

The cost of a renovation is often unpredictable, but it doesn’t have to be!

With remodelmate, you can expect prices to be consistent and fair due to our competitive pricing model and pre-negotiated labor rates with local, vetted contractors.

The best part: No need to price compare because remodelmate’s pricing is unbiased, regardless of where you live or what kind of car is parked in the driveway.

Contact our team, and we’ll help you get matched with a contractor who matches your project needs and budget, then we’ll help you manage the entire projects — from nuts to bolts.

3. Talk to friends and family

This is a big one. Renovations and remodeling projects may seem daunting, but friends, family, and your dedicated remodelmate Concierge can help smooth out any bumps or buying decisions.

We suggest cracking open a nice bottle of wine (or contact us, and we’ll send you one!) and figuring out exactly what you’re hoping to gain from the project.

Is it to add more natural light? Create more space? Install modern fixtures or appliances? These are all questions that your Concierge can help you answer. We’re here to help!

4. Pull the trigger

Remodeling a portion of your home is a big decision, but it can be fun — and less stressful with remodelmate.

With remodelmate, you don’t need to manage timelines or contractors, purchase materials or finishes, or worry about securing permits or drawings. We do this for you so you can sit back and watch the magic happen. Think of us as your home-ease (get it?!).

You also never have to pay for work that doesn’t get done. The only time you pay is when a contractor successfully completes a project milestone, like cabinet installation. Pretty sweet, right?

So what are you waiting for? Hit us up for a free virtual consultation by filling out our project setup form. We’ll be waiting for you like:

Introducing remodelmate 1.5

You read that right: 1.5, not 2.0.

You may or may not remember our old website:

Not bad, eh? But also not amazing…LIKE OUR NEWLY RENOVATED SITE.

Our new website is top-of-the-roof (get it!?), and it lays the groundwork ( ?) for the new face and functionality of our service. Let’s call it a new foundation (ok, last one) for the future of remodelmate.

We’re proud of our progress, and we hope you are, too. It’s not easy changing the way home renovations are booked, managed, and completed, but we think we’re onto something. (The Washington Post, Washington Business Journal, and DC Inno seem to agree!)

The even better news is that we’re only a few months away from launching a brand new online platform that will completely change the way home renovations are booked and managed online. Something our old pal Angie has never had.

You know Angie, right? She’s a great connector…has a decent list…but she doesn’t help you manage the often stressful process of a home renovation. She plays matchmaker, but she doesn’t plan and execute the date.

Over the coming months, we’ll be scurrying around finishing a proprietary platform that fosters seamless homeowner-to-contractor communication, project automation, transparent pricing and project milestones, and quick and secure payments. This will be remodelmate 2.0.

But don’t worry — we are still taking on projects in the meantime! Use remodelmate’s current service for project scheduling, fair and up-front pricing, and, of course, our hands-on Concierge management.

Stay tuned for more.

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