Where to start on a large home remodel?I want to do a large remodel to my home -> Large addition, new kitchen, etc. I know that I will need to get a construction loan, but I'm really now sure the best approach to move forward. I have excellent credit, no debt (except my home loan). I have ~20% equity in my home and I'm agressively paying down my mortagage (making double payments each month).I have read online that I will need to work with an Architect or Design/Build firm to get plans in place in order to get a loan - my concern is spending a lot of money on a design that I won't be able to get a loan for. Based on my research (and some high-level discussions with one Design/Build firm) I'm thinking I'm going to need a loan for ~$300K to do the work I want. Zillow says my house is currently worth $450K (I'm surrounded by $1M homes).Any advice on the best way for me to move forward on this project would be greatly appreciated.Thanks!May 25 2013 - South Juanita00YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.