Homeowners planning major renovations this year could face sticker shock.  The price of construction and building materials rose 3% in February from a year ago, labor data shows. But some items have  skyrocketed. The cost of construction bricks has jumped 25%, while general contractors are charging more amid a shortage of skilled […]

Photo: istockphoto.com Highlights The typical cost range to hire a professional landscape designer is between $1,944 and $7,213, with a national average cost of $4,571. There are numerous factors that can impact the overall cost, including the size and complexity of the project, the designer’s fee structure and experience level, […]