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Questions to Ask in a Remodel Contract

Structuring a remodeling contract should be the first step in the remodeling process. Rosie Romero runs through a list a questions that should be cov...

A Contractors Contract

Rosie Romero, host of Hiring a Home Contractor, gives advice on covering the finer details of your contract between you and your general contractor.

Home Remodeling Decisions

Determining your Equity in your home will determine how much to invest in your remodeling project. Rosie Romero, host of Hiring a Home Contractor, wa...

Researching your Remodeling Contractor

Rosie Romero stresses the importance of hiring the right general contractor for your remodeling project before selecting one.

Simple Home Contracting

If interested in being your own general contractor, start small, here are some simple trade projects to start with before taking on an extensive remo...

Consumers Needing Lien Wavers

Learn why in every remodeling or building project, a consumer should protect their investment by acquiring lien wavers from their contractor.

Needing Building Permit

Learn why every building or remodeling project needs a permit, and how this can be a warning sign if your home contractor is requesting you not to get...

Placing Cable in your Walls

When doing a remodeling or new home construction, make sure to take advantage of the open walls and run as much cable as you can for the future.

Warning Signs of a Bad Home Contractor

Learn the warning signs before your project goes bad due to a poor home contractor. Don't send good money after bad money, educate yourself to look f...

Checking the Quality of a Home Contractor

A phone call to the contractor is not enough. Rosie Romero encourages consumers to use these tips when checking a home contractors references.

State Requirements for Licensed Home Contractors

Every US state has their own requirements for licensed home contractors and remodelers and proceed with the ones that meet all requirements.

Home Remodeling Highs and Lows

With the emotional highs and lows of a home remodeling project, make sure you have an experienced and trustworthy contractor to pull you through to co...

Home Remodeling For Couples

Some useful advice for couples on how to approach a remodeling project and avoid taking their frustrations out on each other.

Designer Foam Fire Extinguishers

Conventional fire extinguishers use baking soda, but learn how a smaller designer foam option can be more effective.

How to Use a Fire Extinguisher

Learn about the different types of fire extinguishers and a step-by-step presentation on how to use one.

Keeping Household Decks Structurally Sound

Find out what you'll need to know about keeping a decks structure sturdy and stabilized.

Pay your Home Contractor

A lien may be placed on your house if you do not pay a home contractor.

Heat Pump Company Maintenance

When the home owner is evaluating a heat pump contractor, it is important that they have a service and maintenance department.

Duct Work for Heat Pumps Extremely Important

Any heat pump manufacturer is only as good as the duct work that it is attached to.

Home Contractor Referrals

Ask friends and family for names of contractors they have used and call them to find out if they do the task you are looking for.

Getting Contractors Hourly Rate

When you get an estimate from a home contractor, get their hourly rate and also make sure there are no extra charges listed.

Home Repair Done Alone

When doing home repair yourself start by calling a professional and find out the scope of work that is required for your project.

Contractors Have Specific Licenses

In British Columbia they have licensing for contractors through the provincial government for some home repair work.

Remodeling Inconveniences

The larger the renovation the more inconvenient it will be for the homeowner. Consider staying with family or a motel while the renovation takes place...

Staging a Bathroom

Staging your bathroom is a very important part of selling your home. One tip is to make sure it is sparkling clean, free from personal items like sham...

Staging a Bedroom

Linens are very important when staging a bedroom. Keep the furniture simple, no large objects like dressers.

Consulting with a Home Stager

Consultation is professional advice from a Stager and is very advantageous when selling your home.

Cost of Home Staging

The cost of staging a home can vary depending on the size of the home, number of rooms and accessibility.

Curb Appeal of your home

A lot of home buyers will drive by your house and the curb appeal of your home and yard will get them to stop and check it out.

Making a good first impression when selling your home

You do not get a second chance to make a first impression when selling your home.

How to choose a Home Stager

When deciding on a home stager, how you connect with a them and how comfortable you are when they are staging your home is a good indicator.

Staging your kitchen

Kitchens are one of the most important rooms you need to pay attention to when selling your home.

Staged homes online

A lot of home buyers go online first before deciding which homes they want to look at.

13 Tips in Choosing an Alarm System

When choosing an alarm system there are 13 points that you should consider such as getting references from alarm companies.

Use A Qualified Alarm Installing Company

Often consumers find alarm systems on the internet but do not how to properly install it. You should always use a qualified installer to put in your s...

Commercial and Residential Fire Alarms

The Fire Department is a good source to use when choosing and installing a commercial fire alarm system.

Police Responding to a False Alarm

If a false alarm occurs it is important to be communicating not only with the police department but with your alarm company as well.

When to Install Flooring

Flooring professionals talk about when to install, or re-install flooring.

Hiring a Floor Contractor

Flooring experts talk about what to look for in a floor contractor.

Do It Yourself Flooring

Flooring experts talk about the do it yourself flooring options

Benefits of Hardwood Flooring

Flooring professionals talk about the benefits of hardwood flooring.

BBBs 7 Tips For Hiring A Contractor

If you're thinking about improving your home or making repairs, the BBB has seven tips to help you find a reliable contractor.

Fireplace Insert

Homeowner discusses converting a wood burning fireplace to a gas fireplace.

Cost of Cabinetry

Cabinet expert talks about the different types of wood used in cabinetry. And how to save money while selecting cabinetry.