• January

      9

      2015
    • 5
    HOW TO PICK A CONTRACTOR

    HOW TO PICK A CONTRACTOR

    To find the right contractor, you need to do more than ask for a few references. “We’re all going to give you references, and we’re going to give you the best ones we’ve ever had,” Caruk says. For all you know, those references could be friends or family. “What you should do is go and look at one of the jobs [the contractor] is halfway through right now.” Talk to the client. Is the contractor reasonable to deal with? Is the job running on time? Has the contractor been going over budget?

    • October

      27

      2017
    • 3
    HOW TO BE A GOOD CLIENT

    HOW TO BE A GOOD CLIENT

    There’s no shortage of complaints about bad contractors. But know this: Even the good ones are frustrated by clients sometimes too. “Whether you like it or not, I’m part of your family, and it’s going to be a love-hate relationship,” Caruk says. What do clients do that drive contractors crazy? “The biggest thing is getting

    • October

      27

      2017
    • 0
    HOW MUCH YOU SHOULD EXPECT TO PAY

    HOW MUCH YOU SHOULD EXPECT TO PAY

    There are the big questions – How should I find a contractor? How long will the project take? Do I really want to do this? – then there’s what Baeumler says is the biggest question of all, the fundamental starting point: How much are you willing to spend? More often than not, the people Baeumler

    • October

      27

      2017
    • 0
    4 things to consider before starting your home renovation

    4 things to consider before starting your home renovation

    When it comes to home renovations, there are two unassailable truths: It’s going to take longer than expected and it’s going to go over budget – sometimes way over. Oh, and given the number of nightmare stories out there, chances are you’re going to loathe your contractor. (They probably won’t be too thrilled with you,

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