3 Little-Known Documents to Request Before Hiring Any Contractor


When hiring a contractor, most people consider two primary factors: the cost of the job and the anticipated quality of work. Clearly, you want to get the best quality for the lowest price possible, but this is not all that you should consider when choosing a contractor. Rather, it is also essential to take the steps necessary to ensure you are protected in case something goes wrong with the … [Read more...]

3 Ways to Help Prevent Break-Ins While Your Family is Home


As a homeowner, you want to do everything you can to protect your home’s belongings. Still, regardless of how valuable your belongings may be, there is nothing more precious than your family. Therefore, when considering the safety and security of your home, it is important to consider how to keep the contents of your home protected when you are away as well as when you are home. Fortunately, … [Read more...]

How to Fire a Contractor without Risking Retaliation


No one hires a contractor with the intent of firing them at a later date, but the harsh reality is that you may find yourself in that position. Therefore, before you hire a contractor to handle your next home improvement project, you should take the time to learn more about how to go about firing a contractor without risking retaliation. After all, the contractor will have had access to one … [Read more...]

4 Red Flags of a Crooked Contractor


Are you ready to make some upgrades and other improvements on your home? If so, there are several things you need to take into consideration when hiring a contractor. Not only do you want an affordable contractor who can perform quality work, but you also want to be sure you are hiring an honest contractor who will deliver the work as promised. Therefore, when choosing the contractor to hire … [Read more...]

Top 5 Must Ask Questions When Calling Contractor References


When sorting through potential contractors to hire for your home improvement project, one crucial step in the process is to contact the contractor’s references. Yet, many homeowners fail to take this step or they simply do not ask the right questions when contacting references. Since references are your key to learning more about the contractor’s work habits and quality of work, it is … [Read more...]

3 Signs Your Home Was Once Owned by a Hoarder


Are you planning to remodel your home or to hire someone to help make some upgrades? If so, you may uncover some unexpected surprises as you start to tear things out and otherwise prep your home for your upcoming project. In some cases, you may even be surprised to discover that your home was clearly once the home of a hoarder. In fact, here are three signs that your home was likely filled … [Read more...]

Should You Paint During the Fall and Winter Seasons?


Are you considering doing a little interior painting in your home? If so, you might want to consider tackling the project during the fall or even the winter. The reality is that there are many benefits to painting during this time of the year. Therefore, it is a good idea for you to consider the pros and cons of interior painting during the fall and winter season in order to determine if … [Read more...]

Remodeling in Fall and Winter vs Spring and Summer


Are you planning to do some interior remodeling? If you are making some interior remodeling plans, you might want to plan on tackling the job this fall and winter rather than waiting for the spring or summer. In fact, there are many benefits to doing interior remodeling in the fall and winter, and here is a look at just a few of them. Make Good Use of Your Indoor Time One reason to tackle … [Read more...]

Five Great Bathroom Flooring Ideas for Your Home


Are you planning to remodel your bathroom sometime in the near future? If so, selecting the right type of flooring for your bathroom is an essential part of the process. With so many flooring options available to select from, creating a bathroom that is unique to your style and taste is easier than ever before. In fact, here is a look at just a few of the bathroom flooring ideas you have to … [Read more...]

How to Repair Wall Coverings


Your wall coverings can go a long way toward creating interest in your living space. Whether you want to add some color to a bedroom, some texture to a living room or a unique look to a hallway or other living space, wall coverings can provide you with look you are after. At the same time, despite all of the benefits that wall coverings provide, they do require a certain amount of maintenance … [Read more...]