When consulting with homeowners on master bathroom remodeling, I almost always get asked the same question. “We don’t ever use our tub, but are afraid to get rid of it for resale purposes. Do we need to keep it?” Read more to see what I have to say on the subject of the necessity of tubs in master bathrooms.
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In the second installment in my series, 19 Secrets to Top Home Remodeling, I will reveal two more games that contractors like to play when trying to win your remodeling business – and also trying to scam you. Read more to learn to spot the signs of Working the Neighborhood and why you should be wary of contractors saying “We Can Start Next Week.”
So you’re ready to start the process of renovating your kitchen, remodeling your bathroom, or building an addition on to your house. You’ve done a little research on what styles you like, and you have a ballpark budget. Who will you trust to tackle this project, which may the second largest investment you’ve made, next to the actual purchase of your home?
To help homeowners like yourself, I have written a series of posts on just how to find and hire a trustworthy, quality remodeler. I have also listed for you 22 questions to ask other homeowners to complete a thorough remodeler reference check.
To take this series one step further, I’m going to post “19 Secrets to Top Home Remodeling” over the coming months. These Secrets will help you avoid less-than-reputable contractors, save you tons of money, and end up with a renovation you love. Continue reading to learn about Secret 1: How contractors play the “Image Game.”
I always tell my clients a kitchen may be the most used room in your house and runs the risk of looking tired, outdated, overwhelmed or all three. But in a jam packed world of obligations and work, it’s often hard to get yourself motivated to take on a mammoth project like remodeling your kitchen. Keep reading to learn 5 small, simple, and relatively inexpensive ways to ways to update your kitchen area that will bring it out of the 80’s and make you and your family fight over who gets to do the dishes.
When you are about to make a major purchase or investment, do you turn to your friends and families for advice? If so, you are not alone. Referrals and positive recommendations go a long way in the mind of someone who wants to make 100% sure they choose the right brand, company or service provider.
In this post I’ll give you 22 important questions to ask other homeowners on their experiences and satisfaction with past remodelers. Of course there are the obvious “did you like the finished product?” and “did they stay on schedule?” questions that should immediately clue you in to their quality of work. But continue reading to get the full list of questions you may not have thought to ask, but sorely wished you would have, when you find yourself knee deep in a home remodeling disaster.