Tag: Working with Contractors

25 Tips for Planning a Kitchen or Bath Remodel

25 Tips for Planning a Kitchen or Bath Remodel

Thinking of a kitchen or bath remodel? Whether you’re going to Do-It-Yourself or hire a contractor, here are 25 vital tips before you get started.

Comparing Contractor Estimates – Part 1

Comparing Contractor Estimates – Part 1

It’s frustrating — to say the least– when you receive wildly different price quotes for what you think is the same work. This article is about how to compare estimates when you’ve provided the contractor a drawing of what you want.

Comparing Price Estimates – Make Sure It’s Apples to Apples

Comparing Price Estimates – Make Sure It’s Apples to Apples

This blog is half rant and half advice about how to evaluate bids from remodeling contractors.

Budgeting for a Remodeling Project

Budgeting for a Remodeling Project

The more planning that goes into the project, the more accurately you can estimate the costs and stay within the projected cost.

Do I Need To Hire A Licensed Contractor

Do I Need To Hire A Licensed Contractor

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?

You Control Remodeling Costs – (whether you Know it or not)!

You Control Remodeling Costs – (whether you Know it or not)!

The homeowner’s decisions about finishes, appliances, and details account for more than 50% of the costs in almost every remodeling job.

10 Questions To Ask When Selecting A Remodeling Contractor

10 Questions To Ask When Selecting A Remodeling Contractor

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.

Is Getting A Permit Worth It?

Is Getting A Permit Worth It?

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 …