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Contractor's Tips: 10 Things Your Contractor Might Not Tell You
Climbing through your closets and fielding design issues galore, your contractor might stay mum. Here's what you're missing
"your contractor might stay mum. Here's what you're missing... A contractor and a client can have a complicated relationship. When you're dealing... things we contractors aren't saying. Sometimes there just isn't time to explain, sometimes... view as a contractor on what yours might not be telling you.... wonderful contractors and rotten contractors and mediocre contractors. We learned the... from the customers until about a week ago. They had selected a contractor, fresh in..."
Contractor Tips: What Your Contractor Really Means
"your contractor's lingo to get the communication on your home project right... Contractors didn't become contractors because they love to communicate. If they did... And a contractor might speak euphemistically to dance around difficult topics. These... give the contractor for things that may come up. I would say tell the contractor you... finish contractor. Unfortunately, there are contractors (both GC's and subs) who..."
Contractor Tips: 10 Hats Your General Contractor Wears
Therapist, financial advisor, mediator — for the price of a single good contractor on your remodel, you're actually getting 10 jobs done
"single good contractor on your remodel, you're actually getting 10 jobs done... specialized contractor, a general contractor (GC) oversees all onsite aspects of a construction... though customers are not specifically knowledgeable as contractor they are not stupid... Your contractor is someone that is going to be seeing you everyday and taking care... generations of contractors. As a little girl, I remember the transformations my great-grandfather..."
What to Look for in a Contractor's Contract
"A contractor without a contract is just a worker and his or her word. Even the most... whereby the contractors are recommended by other satisfied customers which I think is a... how the contractor handles his/her business. A contractor who disappears with someones... and the customer.. If it is an existing customer, we may start work without money first... unscrupulous contractors and shoddy workmanship. Perhaps a contractor's bond, if the job..."
Contractor Tips: Top 10 Home Remodeling Don'ts
"general contractor or act as one on your own project, getting a glimpse into the mind... mind of a contractor can give you a new perspective into remodeling projects around your... working as a contractor, and some of those lessons can help homeowners too. What you do... a GOOD contractor is willing to back up his work. The inept contractor that flipped... and the contractor, and USE the contractor a designer recommends. Failing that, a..."
10 Things to Ask Your Contractor Before You Start Your Project
Ask these questions before signing with a contractor for better communication and fewer surprises along the way
"with a contractor for better communication and fewer surprises along the way... ask your contractor before starting a home remodeling project.... check the contractor's license number online at your state's contractor's license board... with your contractor! If your contractor is not willing to take the time to go over this... recommended contractors in East Africa? contractors in Kenya are mostly crap and the good..."
100 Contractor Tips to Read Before You Remodel
"from a contractor on how to plan, shop and communicate... The contractor-homeowner relationship can be complicated, but it's not hopeless —... working as a contractor and put into 10 remodeling guides. Here are links to them all, compiled... time the contractor tries to order them. I was very upset when my bathroom contractor... Traditions customers. Thanks! So many useful tips in one place!... these 10 contractor tips 6. Ten Hats Your General Contractor Wears. "Contractor" is..."
7 Tips for Making Contractors Your Allies
For a contractor as vested as you are in your home project's success, follow these time-tested techniques from a professional designer
"For a contractor as vested as you are in your home project's success, follow these... client-contractor relations. Miscommunication on both sides is a common culprit.... s, my contractors and I have build lasting relationships. They feel vested in the... from my contractors — and from other service professionals as well.... the best contractor. Price is not king, reputation is! Quality contractors will give... quality of a contractor. These are great tips! As a contractor I can assure you all that..."
Contractor Tips: How to Install Tile Flawlessly
"And the contractor was ready to put a lean on the customer for non payment of the balance... a tile contractor who specializes in kitchen and bath remodels and custom tile in... them. Contractor used the cheapest thin-set on earth. It said "blanco" but was grayish... had a customer who selected a bid that was $3000 under my bid for a 2500 sq ft of... budget tile contractors / setters is that they don't pay their people what the job is worth..."
Contractor Tips: Countertop Installation from Start to Finish
"professional contractor shares what you need to know... n. A contractor should know all this but I like to be informed so I understand each... Our contractors told us to use vegetable oil?? Whoa! Vegetable oil? Are you installing... your contractor should make sure they will fit in the sink cabinet. The sink should... with your contractor. If you are installing an apron-front sink, there can be several... so the contractor can properly attach this strip. Another common trouble spot is where..."
Contractor Tips: Wise Advice for Laundry Room Design
Thinking ahead when installing or moving a washer and dryer can prevent frustration and damage down the road
"create your custom laundry room, there are many here who would love to help you. http://custm... we did custom cabinet on metal legs about 4-5" high (chrome, tube like, IKEA). Depends... , but custom is not necessary, any standard cabinet but not tall (from floor to sink)... Dunbar Custom Home Build. We used this linear drain from ACO and some creative tile... remodel. Contractors, I would add: Hanging space by the dryer or sorting space. Also:..."
Contractor Tips: 10 Remodel Surprises to Watch Out For
Know the potential setbacks before you start to save headaches and extra costs in the middle of a renovation
"with a contractor, I was hoping some of you who are experienced contractors or customers... hired a contractor with out standing references to design our addition. To our horror... on our contractor, and he had just filed bankruptcy, and they were going to decline... told the contractor, he went into meltdown, and became belligerent and threatening,... wall of custom cabinetry. Our girls adored "Mr.Sean", and couldn't wait to come home..."
Contractor Tips: 10 Ways to Get the Remodel You Want for Less
Lighten the load on your remodeling budget without sacrificing your design by heeding this insider advice
"from this contractor — the tips below can help you finish your project without veering... since my contractor and I ended up going into business together rehabbing foreclosures... because your contractor or designer or architect loves light fixtures, doesn't mean you... which a contractor is selected early in the design process (rather than competitive... IDP, the contractor is a valuable team member throughout the design process, providing..."
Contractor Tips: 10 Home Areas That Likely Need a Pro
Safety, less cost and better aesthetics on a home improvement project may rest in the hands of an expert
"specialty contractor to perform a specific task comes down to several areas you'll need... respect for contractors. I brought in contractors for plumbing and HVAC, but otherwise... had a customer tell me "It's not rocket science". No, but do you really want to... insulation contractors get a much better deal on the material costs than you would, offsetting..."
Contractor Tips: Step Up to a Safe, Stylish Staircase
Understanding how stairs are designed and laid out can help you make the best decisions for safety and beauty in your home