Despite the recession, remodeling does go on. Home maintenance and repair projects are projects that must be done to maintain the integrity of your home. Why? Because buyers expect a home with solid structure and systems, then they look for the cosmetic home improvements. Homes need interior & exterior painting, new kitchen cabinets, plumbing repairs and the occasional carpet cleaing. Most of money spent on remodeling is focused on the small and the necessary: maintenance, replacements and projects that enhance curb appeal to promote a sale.