Sunflowers in bloom at Shawn Kravitch's remodeled home in East Hollywood.
Sunflowers in bloom at Shawn Kravitch's remodeled home in East Hollywood. - 
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With warmer weather and flowers in bloom, it's time for a fresh start — for your home?

Yes, it's remodeling season, and spending on everything from new kitchens to complete domicile makeovers is on the upswing, as shown by a recent surge in mortgage refinancing.

A brand new bathroom or even just a fresh coat of paint can be costly, but can also be a smart investment whether you're staying put or looking to sell.

What happens when your dream home needs a little sprucing up? Tom Silva, general contractor with "This Old House," passes on some words of wisdom. Plus, Shawn Kravich, a public interest lawyer in Los Angeles, tells us how he went about his own DIY remodel in East Hollywood. 

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