5 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Home Remodeling Company

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Remodeling, when done right, can be a fun and creative experience. However, if you get stuck with a bad remodeling company it can be a nightmare of overdue deadlines, over-budget projects and low quality work. So, how do you avoid partnering with an unscrupulous company? By the end of this article you are going to know how to vet out your potential remodeler so that you partner with a company that will treat you fairly. 1. Do you have a license? The first question you should ask a potential partner is whether they are licensed. This will help weed out …

When to DIY vs. Hire Out your Home Remodeling Project

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Once you have decided you want to begin a remodeling project on your home you then have to decide who will do it. There are 3 options, you can do it all yourself (ie DIY), you can contract out the work or you can hire a remodeling company. Each comes with its own unique pros and cons. By the end of this article, you will be able to discern which method will be best for you so your home remodeling project goes smoothly.  Doing It Yourself For many people, part of the joy in owning a home is that they …

5 Upgrades to Increase the Value of Your Existing Home

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In today’s sellers market it’s easy to find a buyer for your home but, if you sell as-is, you could be leaving money on the table. Below are the 5 upgrades you should consider doing to increase the value of your home so you get the best valuation possible when selling. Touch Up High-Use Areas One of the quickest and easiest ways to increase the value of your home is by freshening up areas that show wear and tear. High-use areas tend to show the most wear, so consider refreshing those areas first to get the most bang for your …

5 Common Home Remodeling Myths

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Just like the myth that you can only balance an egg on a full moon, myths exist about home remodeling. But addressing five common misconceptions and putting these myths to rest.  1 | Your project will never come in on-time and on budget. One of the most common misconceptions is that every remodeling project will always run past the expected finish date. On most televised home remodeling shows, there’s a major cost issue that is overlooked and it pushes back the finish date past what was originally expected. Usually done for the dramatic effect, it makes the show more captivating …