Jim Molinelli is the "Remodeling Professor". He prepares homeowners to remodel with confidence so that they can improve their homes and improve their lives. He believes that the remodeling process shouldn't be overwhelming, and that every homeowner should achieve results they love.
Jim is a licensed architect and veteran remodeler whose remodeling projects have won more than 50 awards, and who twice received the Governor’s Citation for Meritorious Service.
He's the author of the #1 bestseller Remodel Without Going Bonkers or Broke, and has created the online masterclass Remodeling Success Blueprint.
Jim has been interviewed and quoted in Remodeling Magazine, The Washington Times, and the Baltimore Sun, among others. His projects have been featured in Chesapeake Home + Living, Builder Architect Magazine, and on HOUZZ.com, to name a few.
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Licensed Residential Architect, since 1986 (Maryland)
Design-Build Remodeler, since 1993 (Designs, Sales & Estimating)
Architecture Professor at Texas A&M, 1989-1993
Author of #1 Bestseller: Remodel Without Going Bonkers or Broke (2017). Remodel! won the 2017 Readers Favorite Gold Medal for 2017
Creator/Teacher of "Prepare To Remodel" Classes - From 2002 through 2017 teaching homeowners "Prepare to Remodel" Course through Howard Community College
Architecture & Remodeling Awards - My original remodeling designs won more than 50 different awards from 1995 through 2015!
Two-time recipient of the Governor's Citation - For meritorious service in remodeling to the industry and the people of Maryland. 2006 & 2016
Maryland Improvement Contractors Association - President (9 years), Vice President (3 years), Board Member (5 years).
Links to selected Award-winning remodeling designs by Jim
Click on any link below to view the project and project notes
Please note that the linked pages and images are those of other entities, and may not be used without permission from those site owners and the photographer Alain Jaramillo.
This article by Daniel Bortz (Jan-Feb 2020) discusses a new trend to roll presale renovation costs into the sale, paying for them with the sale's proceeds. It's hot and growing, but it's not without risk. Jim was interviewed and comments on the potential downside of this system.
The article appears on Remodeler.com. and in the January/February 2020 print issue. You can read it HERE.
This article by Jamie Wiebe (7/2/18) features a number of tips and comments by Jim that help readers find the "right" remodeler!
The article appears on Remodeler.com. You can read it HERE.
Airy and Earthy: A drab bathroom gets a thoughtful makeover
This article by Julekha Dash (1/25/15) features one of Jim's original designs for a custom master bathroom that had just won a major local remodeling award. Article includes a link to the photo gallery. The article appeared in both the Baltimore Sun and Chesapeake Home magazine.
You can read the original article HERE.
Cover Feature - Award-winning project
This 2014 award-winning project for a whole-home remodel (including the kitchen and the sunroom addition shown in the photo) was also featured inside, detailing the award it won. This was the February 2015 issue.
The homeowners were students in my live "Prepare to Remodel" class and had this to say: "Jim was professional, respectful, and pleasant throughout the entire process, and his cost estimates proved to be very accurate."
The magazine sadly closed their doors during 2016.
Images of the project, and it's story can be seen HERE.
Shop Talk: Cool tools, great books, and news you can use.
This regular column featured my book Remodel Without Going Bonkers or Broke. Anne Hammock (3/24/17) accurately represents the book's content and closes with this quote calling Remodel!: "the missing link between your remodeling ideas and the finished product".
You can find this article and read it HERE.
Sprucing to sell, but how much to do?
This Home & Living Section cover article by Lisa Rauschart (1/7/11) delves into the title subject. Jim was one of the experts interviewed and quoted in the piece.
You can read the original article HERE.
From tract to treasure: An Epping Forest home transformation
The story of a unique remodeling project I collaborated on, and for which I won a design and remodeling awards for the interior staircase solution. (11/21/14)
You can find and read the original article HERE.
This was published in the Sunday Sun's Real Estate section.
Make a decision to make your move with a book. (Podcast Episode 12)
Host Kathryn Kemp Guylay invited me on her podcast to discuss the process of writing my particular book, and the motivations for writing it. A lively discussion ensued with several "fun nuggets" extracted to help influencers understand how a book can propel them further ahead on their entrepreneurial journey. Posted in July 2017.
You can listen to the podcast HERE.
Successful promotion of a paperback book. (Podcast Episode 24)
Jyotsna Ramachandran welcomed me to her author-preneur based podcast to discuss my author's journey. We then spent time on book promotion strategies designed to increase sales of my paperback book to help it reach #1 on Amazon. Tips include careful pricing and promoting the digital book compared with the print book, and careful selection of book list categories. (5/9/17)
You can listen to the podcast here HERE.