Remodeling is a big undertaking, no matter what. Moving walls, tearing out and replacing kitchen and bathroom cabinets, adding square footage, all count as remodeling. Whether you do it yourself or hire a professional, a successful outcome is directly proportional to the plan you develop, the professionals you hire, the money you are willing to spend and the compromises you are willing to make. While a small remodel project may not be more expensive than a redecorating project, the scope of change is the key factor. As real estate professionals, we have seen lots of homes that have been remodeled. Many are fabulous, some are marginal and some are absolutely disastrous. It is important for that the remodel serves your needs and tastes, but it is important to remember that some choices are not going to serve you well, if you ever have to sell your home. A professional can help you manage the project and guide you to the best overall outcome.