Homeowners who are wondering how much a kitchen or bathroom remodeling project should and will cost can rely on a new home improvement marketplace from ""Zillow"":http://www.zillow.com for answers.[IMAGE] [COLUMN_BREAK]
On Tuesday, Seattle-based Zillow announced the launch of ""Zillow Digs"":http://www.zillow.com/digs/, which is available for free on the company's website or as an iPad app. Through Zillow Digs, users can browse photos of bathrooms and kitchens and see the estimated costs, along with a breakdown based on labor and materials.
""Tens of millions of home buyers shop for homes on Zillow each month, and home improvement is a natural next step for us in consumer empowerment and transparency of information to help people make smarter decisions,"" said Spencer Rascoff, CEO at Zillow.
""I'm also excited to introduce a revolutionary new tool for consumers: Digs Estimates. This first-of-its-kind remodeling cost estimate algorithm was created by Zillow's industry-leading team of economists and data analysts who produce extensive housing data and research,"" he added.
In addition, Zillow Digs allows homeowners to connect with local professionals such as architects, contractors, and designers. Home improvement professionals can create a free Zillow Digs profile with contact information, photos of past work, and a link to their website.