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4 tips for hiring contractors (and 10 ways to avoid scammers)

4 tips for hiring contractors (and 10 ways to avoid scammers)

To protect yourself — and your money — here are 4 tips to ensure that your next remodeling project goes smoothly. By Popular Mechanics We love building for ourselves, but some jobs just need to be subbed out. Unfortunately, a competent, honest remodeling contractor is no easy find. There are thousands of reliable, trustworthy contractors out […]

Finding the Right Contractors for Your Next Home Improvement Project

Finding the Right Contractors for Your Next Home Improvement Project

By.Ken Aylor, Real Estate Agent   More than 75 percent of homeowners were planning home improvement projects, a study by the Home Improvement Research Institute reported. Be happy with your next project by taking the time to find the right contractors. It only takes one bad contractor to disrupt your entire home and project. These […]

10 Questions to Ask a Prospective Contractor

10 Questions to Ask a Prospective Contractor

by Jessika Toothman and Kate Kershner   Start the Countdown Hiring­ a contractor can be similar to acquiring a brother in-law, except that when it comes to a contractor, you’re the one who gets to do the choosing — not your wayward little sister. This family aspect stems from the fact that you’ll probably be seeing quite a lot […]

Homeowner’s Guide To Home Building: 6 Tips For Hiring Contractors

Homeowner’s Guide To Home Building: 6 Tips For Hiring Contractors

Building your dream house is a very exciting project. But despite the excitement of selecting cabinets, tiles, and plumbing fixtures for your house construction project, the most important decision you will have to make won’t involve choosing the best paint color. It is choosing the right contractor for the job that makes or breaks the […]

Home Improvement: Do It Yourself or Hire a Contractor?

Home Improvement: Do It Yourself or Hire a Contractor?

Knowing whether or not tackle a home improvement yourself can seem simple: Match the project’s degree of difficulty to your own skill level and make a decision, right? Although that line of thinking is a solid jumping-off point, you need to consider other factors before deciding whether you’re better off picking up a hammer or […]