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