Author Archives: Tien Huynh

Contractor Tips: Top 10 Home Remodeling Don’ts

Whether you work with a general contractor or act as one on your own project, getting a glimpse into the mind of a contractor can give you a new perspective into remodeling projects around your home. I’ve learned a lot … Continue reading

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Contractor Tips: 10 Remodel Surprises to Watch Out For

There’s no crystal ball that can tell you what might go wrong on your home remodeling project, but you don’t need to be able to see into the future to be prepared for an unwelcome surprise or two along the … Continue reading

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Learn the Lingo of Construction Project Costs

When you buy a jug of milk or a loaf of bread, the price is clearly marked. Even products that have negotiable prices, like cars and properties, can at least be seen, touched and inspected before you buy them. But when … Continue reading

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What to Look for in a Contractor’s Contract

A contractor without a contract is just a worker and his or her word. Even the most honest person would be hard-pressed to keep track of all the conversations that go into planning for the average construction project. That’s where … Continue reading

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5 Steps to Help You Hire the Right Contractor

Building your dream home is one of the most exciting things you’ll ever do, but all that excitement comes with a lot of responsibility. Hiring the best general contractor for you and your project is an extremely important decision. That choice will … Continue reading

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10 Things to Discuss With Your Contractor Before Work Starts

All of the selections are made, the contract is signed, and you’re ready to start your construction project. Not so fast! Before work begins, make sure you and your contractor are on the same page about how things will go. This … Continue reading

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Building Permits: When a Permit Is Required and When It’s Not

You have the vision. You know what you want. But getting that sparkling new kitchen or expansive master closet isn’t as easy as making a wish and snapping your fingers. From the beginning, your project is set up for numerous … Continue reading

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