Imperial Kitchens and Baths, Inc. of Brookfield, IL recently created a new blog series to educate consumers on the labor costs involved with choices made in remodeling.

Online PR News – 28-January-2011 – – Imperial Kitchens and Baths, Inc. of Brookfield, IL recently began its blog series "Remodeling's 'Hidden' Charges Exposed" in an effort to educate consumers on the montary value of design choices they make when remodeling their home.

"We started blogging a while ago and found that the number one question that homeowners have when approaching a remodeling project is, how much does a remodel cost?" Explains designer Stephanie Bullwinkel, CBD of Imperial Kitchens and Baths, Inc. who writes the company's blog. "While we can't pin-point an exact dollar amount as to how much a remodel should cost, we can educate people about the various degrees of expenditures and explain why something costs more."

The "Remodeling's 'Hidden' Charges Exposed" series is part of Imperial's celebration of 45 years in business. Currently, three blogs have been published already. They cover tile work, demolition of a room and change order fees. Bullwinkel foresees many more topics to cover in the future and calls it the company's way of giving back to the community and the industry at the same time.

"These aren't really 'hidden' charges; they are just places where clients need to be educated on what it takes to do what they desire in their home. Often we, in the trades, forget or don't know how to educate our clients. Clients then feel they are being taken for a ride by their contractor because there is a lack of understanding; and then the contractor starts to feel abused and resentful. Once the veil has been lifted the contractor-client relationship is put to ease and everyone is happy. We want people to be comfortable in their remodeling experience, whether they are our client or not."

The "Remodeling's 'Hidden' Charges Exposed" blog series can be found at

Imperial Kitchens and Baths, Inc., established in 1966, is a family owned and operated full-service home renovation business. Its focus is kitchens, bathrooms and custom cabinetry and counters. Imperial is a certified Corian fabricator and is US EPA RRP Lead Certified. Its showroom is located at 8918 W. Ogden Ave, Brookfield, IL 60513. They can be reached by phone at 708-485-0020.