50 Remodeling Quotes That Will Inspire You To Take On Your Next Project

If you have ever taken on a remodeling project, you will relate to these remodeling quotes.

Remodeling is simply the construction process of improving the looks and/or functionality of a building.

Here are some of the most popular areas to remodel in a home:

  • Kitchens – these are expensive remodeling projects as the rooms are often large and have expensive appliances and finishings.
  • Bathrooms – also a fair expensive remodel due to the plumbing work, the fixtures, and the finishes.
  • Living room – much cheaper than kitchens and bathrooms as the focus is usually on the paint and the flooring, but no fixtures or appliances.
  • Bedrooms – these are also much cheaper than kitchens or bathrooms and, like living rooms, usually consist of painting and flooring but can include closet space.

Take a look at these remodeling quotes, and you will be ready to take on your next remodeling project.

Best Remodeling Quotes for Fixing Your House

Here are some of the top quotes about remodeling homes.

1. “A home is never finished; it’s only saved from decay.” — Victor LaValle

2. “In this life, many demolitions are actually renovations.” — Rumi

3. “I tell people marriage is a compromise, and so are renovations.” — Candice Olson

4. “Energy efficiency should be on the priority list for all home improvement work these days.” — Sarah Beeny

5. “To launch your home makeover, start at the front door; repaint in a color that contrasts with the trim.” — Kathryn Weber

6. “Some home improvements, however, are more likely to increase your home’s value than others.” — Melanie Pinola

7. “If I had more time, I’d watch more woodworking or home-improvement shows, but not enough hours in the day.” — Nick Offerman

8. “Especially in hot climates, where houses have a big deck, make sure it’s well-supported and that there are no signs of rot.” — Bob Vila

9. “When it comes to finding room in your house for an extra bathroom, take a look at any extra rooms or underutilized spaces.” — Heather Levin

10. “My decorating and renovation skills are nil – indeed, I once used a shower curtain from Pottery Barn as ‘window dressing.’” — Candace Bushnell

Remodeling Quotes About Old Houses

Enjoy these quotes about old houses.

11. “Old houses mended, cost little less than new before they’re ended.” — Colley Cibber

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12. “I would love to take an old space and restore it to exactly the way I want it.” — Jason Wu

13. “Tearing down an old house and building a new one is the most wasteful thing we do as humans.” — Grace Potter

14. “Meanwhile, Cynthia and I are busy fixing up a real old house that we just bought in Hollywood.” — Kent McCord

15. “The most expensive hobby a rich man could have is a boat, and the second most expensive hobby he could have is a very old house.” — Barbara Corcoran

16. “We don’t have any consideration for the past… Just because something is old, you don’t just rip it down. You can renovate it instead of ripping it down and building something new.” — Woody Shaw

Remodeling Quotes from the Fixer Upper Stars

Enjoy these quotes from Chip and Joanna Gaines.

17. “The castle now officially has.. a door knocker” — Chip Gaines

18. “From a blank, white space to a cozy bedroom in just two days!” — Joanna Gaines

19. “But mostly come watch me be a complete idiot, and Jo be all amazing like she is!” — Chip Gaines

20. “Flipping homes became our business and passion—there’s just something about breathing new life into these homes.” — Joanna Gaines

21. “We loved the challenge of taking this 1960s traditional house and turning it into a modern style home for our friend John.” — Joanna Gaines

22. “We gave ourselves one week to tackle three rooms of this charming 1930’s home—the Living, Dining, and Breakfast Nook.” — Joanna Gaines

23. “We did every part of this renovation together with our bare hands. Chip restored all of the wood floors, all the tile work–everything.” — Joanna Gaines

24. “To make the home more functional, we converted the original breakfast nook into the main kitchen (which was originally located in the basement).” — Joanna Gaines

25. “With the original built-in as our inspiration, we played up the charm and whimsy in this dining room with floor-to-ceiling wallpaper, fresh paint, and detailed trim.” — Joanna Gaines

26. “We know how many decisions there are when you’re tackling a home renovation, so we curated this collection of our favorite colors and styles to make that exterior transformation just a little bit easier.” — Joanna Gaines

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Remodeling Quotes About Creating Your Home

The following quotes talk about designing and remodeling your house and other things that make a house a ‘home.’

27. “Home wasn’t built in a day.” — Jane Sherwood Ace

28. “Home is the nicest word there is.” — Laura Ingalls Wilder

29. “There is nothing more important than a good, safe, secure home.” — Rosalynn Carter

30. “What good is a dream house if you haven’t got a dream?” — Julius Shulman

31. “Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in.” Robert Frost

32. “A house is made with walls and beams; a home is built with love and dreams.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

33. “Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.” — William Morris

34. “Building your dream home is about desire and fantasy, but it’s achievable; anyone can do it.” — Kevin McCloud

35. “Be grateful for the home you have, knowing that at this moment, all you have is all you need.” — Sarah Ban Breathnach

36. “Design is coming to grips with one’s real lifestyle, one’s real place in the world. Rooms should not be put together for show but to nourish one’s well-being.” — Albert Hadley

37. “If I were asked to name the chief benefit of the house, I should say: the house shelters day-dreaming, the house protects the dreamers, the house allows one to dream in peace.” — Gaston Bachelard

Remodeling Quotes and Tips

The following quotes share tips and advice to help you in the remodeling process.

38. “If you’re not 100 percent confident about using power tools or going up a ladder, then don’t!” — Leigh-Ann Allaire Perrault

39. “Take advantage of unclaimed wall or corner space with open shelves to keep dishes, spices, and cookware within easy reach.” — Allison Maze

40. “According to professionals in the home-renovation business, however, the piecemeal approach is a sure recipe for wasting time and money.” — Anna Rohleder

41. “From magazines to color swatches from your favorite paint store, seek out inspiration ideas now. Don’t wait until the DIY nudge strikes, and then you are trying to get ideas, pay for materials, and complete the project.” — Ronique Gibson

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42. “If your home’s foundation is visible, camouflage it with flowering hydrangeas, azaleas, rhododendrons, knockout roses or large-leafed, flowering plants that have a generous, leafy spread.” — Don Vandervort

Additional Remodeling Quotes

Here are a few more quotes about remodeling, real estate, and homes.

43. “I ran my own business when I was 19, buying condos and renovating apartment buildings.” — Jared Kushner

44. “It’s better to nip problems in the bud to avoid their escalation, especially in a room you’ll always use.” — Andrea Davis

45. “Spend some time this weekend on home improvement; improve your attitude toward your family.” — Robert Foster Bennett

46. “Much of the cash obtained by refinancing was spent on consumer durables, home improvement, and the like.” — Martin Feldsteinn

47. “I love antique architecture, so if I have any indulgences, I have owned and renovated and reconstructed a lot of old houses.” — Daryl Hall

48. “I really like Jeff Lewis and ‘Flipping Out’ and “Interior Therapy.’ I don’t know why I’m obsessed with American real estate and renovation.” — Chris Lilley

49. “If you find out that the work you wanted to do costs more than you expected or budgeted, you’re in good company. It’s almost unheard of that a person sets a realistic budget for a project.” — Kenny Grono

50. “Binoculars are a wonderful aid to getting a closer look at the skin of the house, especially the roof. You’ll be able to see curled or discolored shingles and shingles that are losing their granular surface.” — Bob Vila

What Are the Issues That Remodelers Usually Run Into?

Remodeling is a rewarding process but can also be frustrating if you aren’t prepared.

Here are some ways that remodels can go poorly:

  • Didn’t budget correctly – whether you DIY or use a contractor, make sure you have the budget to cover it.
  • Not Enough Planning – know what you want to do and how you will do it before you get started.
  • Not Having the Correct Tools – the correct tools make a huge difference, so if you don’t have the right tools, then rent them.

Share these remodeling quotes with your friends and family, and post any comments about your past remodels in the comment section below.

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