Kitchen remodeling – much like all remodeling – is about compromise. It’s always the case that we want more than we can afford. But it’s particularly so with kitchen remodeling. We’ve all seen so many luxury kitchens that it’s hard to stay focused on what’s […]
Tag: The Remodeling Process
How to avoid financial pitfalls in home remodeling – part 1
My client owns a typical 1950’s post-war construction brick 3-bedroom ranch house — it’s ubiquitous throughout the east. Here are 3 options presented during the conceptual design phase for remodeling the home for indoor/outdoor, modern living.
This blog is half rant and half advice about how to evaluate bids from remodeling contractors.
Since I’m in the construction business I’m often asked about the importance of licensing. Friends read articles that say the only way to protect oneself is to use a licensed contractor. But the painter or handyman that’s been recommended isn’t licensed, is it safe to hire him?
This article is about what you should expect from a remodeling contractor and how to use their references to discover what you need to know before you sign a contract.
One of the most frequent questions I’m asked by clients and prospective clients is whether we really need to get a permit for the project. Rather than talk about legalities or my obligations as a licensed contractor, I talk about the benefits …