Before starting any sort of major home renovation or remodeling project, you will want to get bids from contractors and compare price estimates. A bid from a contractor should not be a single number estimate. You will want to see a detailed, multi-page report with a line item for everything that will go into your home remodeling project. With a detailed line item report, you will be able to better estimate your costs and plan for changes later in the renovation project. Watch this Expert Real Estate Tips Video for more help with how to prepare for a home remodeling project.