Fixr employs a team of specialized writers and cost researchers who are subjected to a rigorous selection process, where they prove not only their experience in the home remodeling industry but also their research and writing skills. Most have worked as contractors, designers, interior decorators, and architects for years, and they use a wide variety of professional resources, which are listed below.
These writers and researchers work closely with the editorial team at Fixr.com, who also have experience in the home remodeling industry. Our team edits, proofreads, and checks that all the prices and information at Fixr.com are consistent and provides all the necessary information to homeowners and potential home buyers.
Once the guides and articles are written, their credibility and comprehensiveness are strengthened by the reviews and feedback of our industry-leading experts, who ensure that our content is accurate, up-to-date, instructive, and backed by current research. Costs are reviewed yearly and usually remain up-to-date until the next year. If any radical change occurs in the price of one project or material before that period of one year, the editorial team will inform the reader of the changes in all the cost guides affected.
Our editorial team also works closely with the Fixr.com network of 90,000+ local contractors, who provide a unique source of information for our cost guides. When contacting contractors and local service providers to ask about prices, we choose cities where the cost of services are in line with the U.S. national average, such as:
Ithaca, NY; Sarasota, FL; Cincinnati, OH; Dayton, OH; Iowa City, IA; Montgomery, AL; Tyler, TX; Houston, TX; Rochester, NY; Atlanta, GA; Birmingham, AL; Austin, TX; Dallas, TX; Tulsa, OK; Durham, NC; Marietta, GA; and Raleigh, NC.
This means that we do not show local costs for sites that are significantly more expensive than the national average, such as New York City, NY or Boston, MA, or cheaper like Omaha, NE or Harlingen, TX.