Other Projects

Homes require all sort of renovation, and these changes can improve your home's security, durability, and energy conservation. Custom plans can also work for incredibly difficult or unique spaces. These areas need more planning beyond the traditional architectural plan, whether you have to plan around an awkward shape, window placement or specific kind of space, such as a basement. These spaces require much different renovation designs. For example, basements need waterproofing, sealing, moisture protective materials and intense lighting to change the space around. There are also specific considerations when remodeling, such as debris removal, clean-up, home insurance and security systems.

If your remodeling project will have you tearing down siding, handling hazardous or non-biodegradable materials, or throwing away a lot of wood and old furniture, then you'll need a debris removal service. Most contractors can help you with the clean-up of your remodel, but other contractors will hire another service to take your junk away. The disposal of these products is incredibly important. You can get into some real trouble for dumping or inadequately throwing away the discarded materials from your home remodel clean-up. You also want to make sure that you are using environmentally friendly methods of disposal.

There are some other unique projects that are specially made for your home, including indoor fire pits, skylights, solar design ideas, sprinkler systems and storage facilities. Whether you want to create new warmth with a fire pit or new light with a solar energy skylight, your home can have light or extreme changes that will change your home's warranty, insurance plan and security inclusions. These are just some of the things that you have to consider when looking at all of the projects with your home's remodel. You can find all sorts of interesting designs and plans through Remodeling Central to handle all of your unique projects.


If you are someone who craves natural lighting and you want to do something that is more energy efficient for your home, skylights offer the best of both worlds. By adding more natural light sources to your home, you can create a bright home without having to use too much energy. It can also reduce much of the heating costs of your home if you use it properly. Skylights have been found to improve physical and mental health. There are numerous types of skylights, many of which don’t require for you to carve out a space in your ceiling in order to enjoy them. The easier it is for you to understand the different types of skylights that exist and what to expect when you have them installed, the easier it will be for you to make a selection that will be great fit for your household. Some of the following information serves as a short overview which will provide you with insight into the options that are available, how to care for them, what to expect over the years, and some of the varying purposes of skylights.

Eco-light Skylight

These are newly developed skylights that are not carved from the ceiling. They provide LED light that looks natural when you are viewing it. These types of lights are somewhat expensive because they were just created, however, the costs are generally expected to decrease as energy efficient lighting becomes more popular than ever before.

Fixed Skylights

These skylights can't be moved once installed and are usually set in place along hallways, corners of bedrooms or foyers, spaces that require more light during parts of the day. They are great because they won’t affect other spaces in the home with the light that is being emitted. You will find that these skylights come in a variety of different styles, such as polygonal, tubular, pyramid, done, flat, lean-to or ridge.


Skylights typically cost hundreds of dollars, depending on the style that you purchase. However, the installation can cost well into thousands of dollars. You can reduce these costs by handling the installation on your own. Although these figures are within the typical range for this project, it is always recommended to get in contact with a professional in your area in order to find out the exact cost based on your project. It’s important to remember that prices and estimated costs will vary depending on the region you are located in and also the service itself. In most circumstances, professional services will be able to provide you with a generalized estimate of the costs associated with your goals. In some cases, it may be possible to save money if the individual is able to handle the task on their own as a DIY project, though the success of the results greatly depends on the skills of the individual.


If you would like to learn more about skylights or other associated topics, you may want to check out some of the related resources available on this site for more information. Those who have further questions are encouraged to contact a professional service within their area for information and answers personalized to their circumstances and concerns. Individuals who are not comfortable with performing the above remodeling tasks on their own are highly encouraged to seek professional assistance in order to attain the best results possible for their project.