We know that the saying “home is where the heart is” didn’t come out of nowhere. That’s why we’re not surprised that home improvement spending is projected to see record levels in 2015 – part of loving a home is making it better. At Kukun, home renovation is our passion. That’s why we’ve added a new suite of tools to our patent-pending platform, which will make creating your dream home a whole heck of a lot easier.
Get a better idea of what your renovation project will cost
We already made estimating the cost of renovation projects quick, simple, and free with an algorithm that uses location-specific info and the genius of seasoned home renovation professionals to provide estimates that are at least 80 percent accurate. But that wasn’t good enough for us. Budgeting for a home renovation isn’t easy, and that’s why we want Kukun users to have as much information as possible. With our personalization feature, you can get down to brass tacks (or nails and screws. We hope you’re not renovating with tacks) and provide very specific info about your renovation.
Maybe you just want to update the countertops and floors in your kitchen, instead of going for a total gut job. With 29 projects available to select, and tons of options for each, you can find out exactly what your project will cost, not someone else’s idea of your project. Instead of simply selecting the level of your overall renovation, you can choose a mid-level kitchen remodel and high-end trim, go economy with your countertops, and learn what it will all cost when put together. Renovating multiple rooms, or your entire home? Sometimes doing more at once costs less than doing a project in bits. We can calculate your economy of scale discounts, so you can budget accordingly. This super-specific cost calculator is still easy to use, and totally FREE for a limited time.
We made friends with mobile devices
We know that it’s important to have access to the information you need, when you need it. That’s why we’ve been working to make our mobile platform prettier, and a lot easier to use (turns out dragging and dropping projects isn’t the easiest thing to do on a phone). The next time you’re at a home improvement store and get lost in the sweet smell of sawdust, you can whip out your phone or tablet to revisit the handy project plan you created with Kukun. Shopping for a new home, and wondering how much it will cost to make it your dream home? The answer is in your pocket. Thinking about your bathroom remodel during your commute? Now you can create a cost estimate before you get home. We’re here to help, no matter where you are.
Learn how your projects affect the value of your home with Projected Home Value
If you’re a homeowner, or a rental-dwelling home improvement show junkie, you’ve likely heard the term “return on investment” or ROI. What you do to your home matters, especially if you’re thinking of selling. Some improvement projects have a better ROI than others, and with our new Projected Home Value feature, you can get the information you need in order to decide which renovations to take on. Simply create a project plan, input a little information about your home’s size and current value, click a button, and discover how your renovation will alter the value of your beloved house.
Compare apples to apples, without having to be an apple expert
Quote Request makes it easy to say “this is what I’d like,” and find the right renovation professional.
You’ve thought about your project, and have a plan. Now what? If you’re struggling with how to share the right information with the people who bring your projects to life, don’t fret. With Quote Request, you can standardize the bidding process, so you know that you’re being quoted on the same amount of work. Quote Request is a template that you can easily fill in, and use to standardize the conversation with your potential hires. You can even add inspirational room photos to your personal Dreambook, and attach them to your bid.
Kukun is your partner in home renovation. We’ll continue to refine and create tools that make home renovation as easy as possible, and your feedback plays an important part in what we do. Let us know about the things you like and what we can do better by leaving a comment, connecting with us on Facebook and Twitter, or sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.