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Everybody will cut you some slack

Two simple steps can help you choose wisely instead of foolishly.

1. Identify a Problem or Something That Needs Improvement: The whole purpose of remodeling is to increase the comfort and convenience of your home.

First you need to figure out what you don’t like (the problem) and then identify how you want things to improve. You don’t have to … Read More »

A brilliant person came up with this concept

More Than Hearts, Flowers, and Chocolates
Chances are that when you think of February, Valentine’s Day is the first thing that comes to mind. It’s a nice image: hearts, flowers, chocolates, and romantic dinners.

It wasn’t always that way. The Old English term for February was Solmonath – or “mud month!” The folks at Hallmark are eternally grateful that this

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Looking Back and Looking Forward

Looking Back and Looking Forward
 
Even those of us who don’t write out a list of New Year’s resolutions tend to look at January as a time of new beginnings and fresh opportunities. In fact, January takes its name from Janus. In ancient Rome, it was Janus who guarded the gate to the New Year. He was often depicted as … Read More »

Sometimes all it takes is a little bit of imagination

Hang With Care!

We all know the line from The Night Before Christmas (actually entitled, A Visit From Saint Nicholas): “The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, in hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there…” But where did the tradition of hanging stockings originate?

Nobody knows for sure, but the most popular legend describes a poor … Read More »

Trust your instincts when hiring a contractor

Most importantly, you have to feel that the contractor is right for you. You have to determine if the contractor will meet your expectations. If you get a bad feeling, invest the time needed to make sure they are the contractor for you.

The dierence in price between dierent contractors equals the value you receive or Read More »

Asking The Right Questions Upfront

It is crucial that the contractor is reputable and can prove to you that he will honor the promises he is making to you up front.

Client’s Three Biggest Fears

Michael C. Stone (2007)
  1. Will they do the job I want them to do?
  1. Will they do the job at a fair price?
  1. Will they do the job in a
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COLLECTING BIDS OR “FREE” ESTIMATES

There is a long-standing expectation in this industry that all contractors should give free estimates. As a result, little work actually goes into the initial estimate. Herein lies the problem. Some con-tractors guess an estimate or make a low bid to get their foot in the door. As a result the consumer chooses the low estimate because he or she … Read More »

Your Kitchen This Thanksgiving

Bringing friends and family together for a big Thanksgiving dinner is a well-established American tradition. We look forward to it with great anticipation (and sometimes unrealistically high expectations!). There are times, however, when our homes just aren’t ideally situated to handle the extra people.

It’s no wonder that so many homeowners have opted for open floor plans that allow them

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The Typical Method of Selecting a Contractor

Mr. and Mrs. Smith decide to find a contractor to remodel their home with the hope of getting the kitchen of their dreams. This is a project that has been years in the making and is long overdue. The kitchen is dark and outdated, drawers are broken, there is a lot of wasted space, and it is way too small … Read More »