Being a homeowner today and needing a contractor for any type of job, for lack of a better word, sucks. The cost of remodeling today is sky high and the pool of quality contractors available to perform the work you need is drying up daily. I feel sorry for anyone that has to cast their net into this deep blue ocean of tradespeople and see what type of catch they pull in. Unless … [Read more...] about 12 Red Flags to Spot a Bad Contractor
If you are considering a home remodeling project, whether a large addition or a small bathroom remodel, the cost is probably your biggest deterrent from actual getting started. The cost of renovating your home has never been more expensive and the short supply and high demand for skilled workers in the building trades has been the biggest factor. As the availability of skilled … [Read more...] about 10 Ways to Save You Money on Your Next Remodeling Project
Now I'm sure that cute little couple from Waco are really nice people but I have to put my foot down and ask them to stop lying to me. I was watching last week and Ol' Chip was telling their wide eyed clients that he would deliver their new "open concept" kitchen for $15,000. I nearly spit out my coffee! $15,000!!! How does HGTV get away with it? I'm ready to move to the middle … [Read more...] about HGTV is lying to you
If you are considering a remodeling project don't hire me Be your own General Contractor, aka GC. If you are willing to take the time to run your own show and take the risks then I would say go for it. Why hire me with all my markups, fees, overhead, margins, messy subs and all those dreaded invoices? I wouldn't do it so let me show you how to keep me out of it. First … [Read more...] about Advice For Homeowners: Don’t Hire Me!
I often meet clients who want the do their remodeling projects in phases. This may seem like a good idea to bite off smaller chunks at a time but in reality it will cost you three of your most valuable resources.; Time Stress Money. Take for example a typical 2 bathroom remodel. The basic idea is that the contractor will come in and do one at a time, thereby never … [Read more...] about 3 Reasons Why Not to Phase Your Remodeling Projects