What's it Going to Cost? I dunno. When your local mechanic quotes you $400 for new brakes and rotors, he knows how long the job is going to take and how much the parts cost. It's 2nd grade math. 9 out 10 times that is what you will pay, but if the bolts are rusted and the widgety thingamabob is bent, then he's going to charge you more. 10 out of 10 times in custom … [Read more...] about What’s it Going to Cost?
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Time and Material or Fixed Bid?
Time and Material or Fixed Bid? If you are a homeowner looking to hire a contractor to do projects around your house, knowing which option is the best, is not always that clear. Let’s break it down Time and material is when you hire a contractor and agree to an hourly or daily rate for labor (this can be just 1 person or a whole crew) plus the cost for all materials … [Read more...] about Time and Material or Fixed Bid?
Avoid These 7 Types of Contractors
If you own a home, hiring a contractor is one of life’s necessary evils and is pretty much unavoidable. My heart has a permanent ache for anyone that has to make that dreaded call for a home project or repair. After almost 20 years in the building and remodeling business, there is one thing I have learned, Keep your eyes open! No matter who comes through your door, with … [Read more...] about Avoid These 7 Types of Contractors
Will My Hall Bathroom Remodel Really Cost $500/SF?
"What's it going to cost to remodel our hall bathroom?" Many of our clients want us to remodel their bathrooms and create new, modern and contemporary spaces for their growing families. Typically we are remodeling bathrooms as a part of a larger project and addition, but there are times when you want to get a closer view of what this type of project might cost. Here … [Read more...] about Will My Hall Bathroom Remodel Really Cost $500/SF?
Why The Double Hung is an Inferior Window
The double hung window is an inferior window. It simply cannot seal as effectively as a hinged window, whether it’s a casement, awning or a European style tilt and turn. Windows are one of the biggest ticket items in any new construction or renovation project. They are also one of the weak points in the shell of house when it comes to efficiency. Style, construction and … [Read more...] about Why The Double Hung is an Inferior Window