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2017 Top Ten Curb Appeal Remodeling Trends

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In our last blog post we looked at reasons why you should hire a professional contractor to complete your renovation needs. Now, let’s look at how to choose the right professional. These tips will help you know what to look for when you are choosing a contractor.

1. Recommendations

Look and ask for recommendations from peers that have completed a remodel in the past. Who did they use? Were they successful? Did they trust them, was the crew trustworthy in the home? Were they satisfied with the work completed? If there were any problems, how did the company address the situation? All of these questions will guide you closer to making a decision.

2. Look at their Work Samples

Any legitimate company will have work samples to show you the work they can complete for you. Look at their portfolio. Do you like their style? Do you see some of the work you are asking for?

3. Meet the Face to Face

Set up a meeting with your contractors of choice to meet. You should get a feeling of who you are comfortable working with. Ensure that these meetings are with at least one of the crew members that will actively be working in your home. You want to ensure that you know who is coming in the home. Were they professional and courteous?

4. Contract

You should always be presented a contract when dealing with a professional company. While most people expect this, some companies do not have these. Be sure to read through every line of your contract and ensure you are paying for what you want. Pay attention to deposit amounts, deadlines, and completion dates. Contracts are there to help both you and the contractor protect the projects’ integrity.

Basement Ideas

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Basement The value of a basement to a homeowner can be subjective. But the value of a basement to a home is immeasurable. Finishing a basement can create value further down the line as well as immediately. The biggest obstacle is figuring out what to do with all that space. Here are a few ideas. … Continued

How to Stay Sane During a Global Pandemic

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Right now, our world is facing an unprecedented time. Many countries are facing devastating effects from the newly spreading COVID-19. As schools, businesses, and even entire cities shut down, many of us are faced with uncertainty. What will happen? When will this be over? Will I be ok? Unfortunately, these are questions we have all … Continued

Creating Your New Home Office

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As many of us resort to working at home, we are slowly but surely becoming accustomed to our new workspaces. That does not mean that we have to become content with it. Right now, many of you might be using your dining room, den, a spare bedroom or other unused room as your new home … Continued