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Schon HouseJose Garcia Design
Get the names of the contractor’s last three to five clients and ask all of them these questions. Did the contractor seem knowledgeable and resourceful? Was he on budget? Was he on time? If there were delays or cost overruns, was it the contractor who caused them? If so, how did he deal
deal with them? Did the client feel the contractor worked collaboratively to come up with mutually satisfactory resolutions to problems, or was the tone combative? Were the clients happy with the workmanship and the contractor’s subcontractors’ work? Did he keep a clean site? How was he with follow-up
transparent. Simply put, your contractor buys materials and charges you an hourly rate to install them. But in the hands of an unethical contractor, you might find yourself on the wrong end of a hefty bill, as latent conditions also tend not to be covered. In reality, most contractors will break up their bid
Cheery Laundry RoomLucy Interior Design
get a couple bids from contractors. Best-Lucy
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11. Contractor Tips: Wise Advice for Laundry Room DesignWhile laundry rooms used to be seen only in basements, they're now found on virtually any floor of new houses
this activity is a minefield of unforeseen distractions. You'll probably need time to hunt down your rarely used battery charger to check levels.Expert tip: Keep your to-do list close by so that you can jot down all the items that will need attention at a later time.
Secret Gardens of SydneySecret Gardens
continue the transition from this space into the rest of the lush garden.More:Harvest the Beauty of a Patio Garden11 Inspirational Small PorchesContractor Tips: Build a Top-Notch Deck
back and relax with a good book. Although it's close to the house, the surrounding ferns offer a feeling of being in the middle of a dense forest. Tip: If you have a shady area of the yard, ferns are a great choice. Not only do they fill a lot of space, but they are also low maintenance and offer texture
Rhee ResidenceFalling Waters Landscape
only a DIY if you earn your bread and butter in home improvement. If that doesn’t sound like you, it’s best to hire a licensed contractor.Tip: Dennis warns that many contractors won’t take the project if they aren’t installing a replacement patio or garden, so have a plan in place when you start interviewing
Crisp ArchitectsCrisp Architects
basement ceilings are nice and high, about 8½ feet. An exit door meet safety codes, and a bathroom, gym and sauna are elsewhere in the basement.More:Contractor Tips: How to Finish a Basement
him realize his vision for creating a London-style pub in his basement. There was a strong push to get an old feeling just right in the space. The contractor even dragged chains across the stained pine floor to add dents and marks.Paint: Bittersweet Chocolate, Benjamin Moore
Moen ResidenceKnowles Blunck Architecture
allocation as any other component of your project. Unknowns are very hard to predict and can easily drive your project over budget otherwise. Contractor Tips: 10 Remodel Surprises to Watch Out For
Middle ParlorNeuhaus Design Architecture, P.C.
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With two teenagers in the home, the homeowners wanted a space for entertaining both the adults and the younger set alike, a stone-clad bar and rounded seating area is set apart from the cozy movie-watching room next to it, but not completely secluded.
BlackhawkFredman Design Group
splash of troweled-on gold glass beads. The French door on the right leads to the exercise room, bathroom, utility room and storage space.More: Contractor Tips: Finish Your Basement the Right Way
Northbrook HouseWheeler Kearns Architects
long periods of time.More:When to Use Engineered Wood FloorsCork Flooring 101: Warm Up to a Natural WonderWood Floor Care: Polish Your SkillsContractor Tips: Smooth Moves for Hardwood Floors
Tiburon Residence - with SF Bay viewSutton Suzuki Architects
energy-efficient windows? If so, where and which kind?More: Replace vs. Restore: The Great Window DebateEnergy-Efficient Windows: Understand the PartsContractor Tips: How to Choose and Install WindowsUpdate Historic Windows for Charm and Efficiency
Crisp ArchitectsCrisp Architects
they can make you feel like you're dining al fresco in a French bistro. More:Sunrooms: Bringing the Outdoors InMake a Space Special with GlassContractor Tips: How to Choose and Install Windows