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How to Systematically Choose the Right Contractor

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 many homeowners [...]

5 Tips for Successful Communication With Your Remodeling Contractor

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 Used It’s usually [...]

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. [...]