12 Home Remodeling Experts Share Their #1 Tip for Homeowners

I was recently at the Remodelers Summit in Addison, Texas.  The conference was put together by Remodelers Advantage, a top industry educator and consulting firm.  With only 400 seats available, I was excited to be able to join other top remodelers from across the U.S. and Canada to sharpen business skills and become a stronger and even more stable business. Throughout the three-day conference, I was fortunate to spend a lot of time talking with these remodeling contractors.  They are the best in the industry, the true experts.  I thought I would get some good advice from these great [...]

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What is Overhead for a Home Remodeling Contractor?

When you are considering a new renovation project for your home, and you are getting bids from various contractors, it's important to understand the significance of overhead. If you are asking yourself, what is overhead for a home remodeling contractor, here's your answer: overhead is money above the material and labor costs, but it's used by the contractor for other important purposes. Now You See It, Now You Don't Generally, this extra 10% to 30% of additional funding is used for a variety of purposes. Some contractors might be forthcoming with their additional charges, letting you know that with [...]

5 Questions to Ask Every Home Remodeling Contractor Before You Meet

Creative Boom We receive 900 to 1000 new customer calls a year here at Sebring.  These calls can range from adding extra space in a basement to redesigning a dated kitchen into a chef’s dream. Our process begins with a 15 to 20 minute conversation.  During this initial conversation we ask 5 key questions of our clients: When do you want the renovation to start and end the project. Why are you renovating (more space, aesthetics…). Where are you renovating (kitchen, bathroom, entire house…). What changes do you want to make (change cabinets, new flooring…). How much are you planning [...]

Subcontractor vs Contractor: What Does a General Contractor Do?

Ducere Construction Hiring a general contractor is a must for some of your larger renovation projects. If it’s your first time hiring someone, it can be an overwhelming task to find the right person to fit your budget and remodeling needs. Hiring a general contractor is ideal for certain projects, while subcontractors give you more of the time and flexibility you need. If you are unsure where to begin, take a look at the following information to help you make an informed decision about who to hire for your remodeling projects. Remember that there are advantages and disadvantages to [...]

Why the Way People Hire Contractors is Wrong

Products Up What do contractors do, exactly? What are the first steps you take when you decide to hire a contractor? What specific jobs are you looking to fulfill?  Do you know how to properly assess and validate a contractor’s license? The way people hire remodeling contractors is a bit different when compared to other service industries. Construction-based contractors are being sought after in different and ever-changing ways, and those ways aren’t always good. We want to make sure that you know the correct process for hiring contractors by comparing it to the way other service industries hire and [...]

The Design-Build Process: Is it Right For Your Project?

Featured Image: New Planner Recruiting Design-build is a construction industry term that applies to businesses providing full project design, execution and delivery services for a broad range of residential construction projects.  Types of projects can range in size from a simple bath remodel to a room addition to complete new home construction. Popular types of projects include: bathroom, kitchen and basement remodeling and updating. Design-build is useful for home renovations involving several rooms or even an entire house. In the design-build approach, the client has a single point of contact in all aspects of the project. [...]

How to Systematically Choose the Right Contractor

Deposit Photos When planning a home remodeling project, homeowners face a long list of worries and concerns. How much will it cost? Will it take too long? Is this really the right move? But there is one question that homeowners could benefit from asking more often: how do I hire the right contractor? According to the CFA (Consumer Federation of America) and NACAA (National Association of Consumer Agency Administrators), contracting is the top complaint among homeowners doing home improvement. Another survey found that almost half (48%) of all respondents would not hire their contractor for a future project. Too [...]

The Top 10 Questions to Ask Your Contractor After You Meet

Entrust Insurance Home renovations can be a little intimidating but the rewards are many. The contractor you choose is one of the most important parts of your project but before you get started, here are the things to ask a contractor. 1. Do you use a schedule when running my project? Always check with your contractor about what days and times they plan to be on site. While most contractors typically have a five-day work week during daytime hours, every contractor is different so don't just assume you know the schedule without asking first. This will help you plan [...]

5 Tips for Successful Communication With Your Remodeling Contractor

Legal Zoom Remodeling one or more rooms in a home can be exciting, besides helping to increase your home’s resale value. But if you don’t communicate well with your remodeling contractor, your project may not turn out the way you planned, which can lead to disappointment and wasted money. You’ll need to be in touch with your contractor from the moment you first sit down with him to explain what you want, regarding your remodeling project. If you’re planning a renovation, consider these four basic tips for communicating with your remodeling contractor. 1. Explain How a Room is to Be [...]

9 Things to Ask Your Contractor During Your Project

A good contractor is key in any home renovation project. They are in charge of completely facilitating the entire project, which can help save you time and money. However, there are some definite things to ask before you actually sign the proposal with your contractor. 1. Regular Meetings It is important for both the contractor and the homeowner to be available for meetings on occasion throughout the project. This is something you should determine up front before the work even begins. Develop an agreement over when you and your contractor are available to meet as well as how often meetings will occur. [...]