5 Tips for Hiring a Quality Contractor

July 29th, 2015|

The most important part of building your new home or doing a home remodeling project is hiring a reputable contractor to do the job. We’ve put together these five tips that will help in the hiring process.

1. Get Recommendations
Start by asking friends and relatives, then searching online reviews for the contractors they’ve used in […]

10 Tips for Maintaining Your Home

July 21st, 2015|

We don’t think twice about having our cars regularly serviced. Why don’t we do the same with our homes? After all, we spend enormous amounts of money on renovations. But more often than not, rather than maintaining the work, we wait until something is broken before getting it fixed. We have combined a short list […]

Checking Your Contractor’s References

July 7th, 2015|

Before signing a contract with your chosen contractor it is extremely important to check their references. Ask your contractor for a list of former clients for whom they have performed similar work. When speaking with the references ask them the following questions:

Where did you get the contractor’s name?

What kind of work did the contractor do […]

30 Questions to Ask Your Contractor

July 6th, 2015|

It’s the contractor you pick that can make or break your project. Finding the right contractor for you will determine the quality and timeliness of the work, and the amount of emotional and financial stress you’ll have to deal with. To make sure you’re getting the best possible contractor here are thirty comprehensive questions to […]

Energy Efficient Homes

June 25th, 2015|

 Energy Efficient Homes: Energy Saving Solutions for Any Budget

No Cost Energy Savings Solutions:

Home Energy Savers Energy Advisor calculator http://hes.lbl.gov/
Evaluate your energy use, familiarize yourself with the main energy users in your home, and find simple solutions to energy savings.

Thermostat Setting
Set thermostat to 78°F or higher in the summer and 68°F or lower in the winter.

Ceiling […]