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 »
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
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 »
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 »
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 diﬀerence in price between diﬀerent contractors equals the value you receive or … Read More »
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)
- Will they do the job I want them to do?
- Will they do the job at a fair price?
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- Will they do the job in a
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 »
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 »