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Home Renovations: Hire A Professional or Do the Work Yourself?

Home Renovations: Hire A Professional or Do the Work Yourself?
Considering doing some  home renovations ? Home-improvement shows make refreshing a home look easy, and directions on how to do almost anything are only a click away on the internet. Before you jump in over your head, check out our list of six reasons why you should hire a professional for completing your home renovation projects. A professional has experience, and knows how to complete your project the right way the first time. Renovation mistakes can be costly. A professional will already have the right tools for the job. The cost of tool purchase or rental could easily double your renovation budget! Professionals know all about building codes and can complete your projects to code specifications. Professionals know what permits your job will require and how to apply for them. A professional will have the time to do the job. DIY renovations may take longer than expected. Hiring a professional will...
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6 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a General Contractor | general contractor md

6 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a General Contractor | general contractor md
A general contractor is the right person to handle almost any type of residential remodeling services. But finding the right one in the local area can require a little more work than googling “general contractor MD.” To be sure, that’s a great place to start. But once you find that your general contractor MD search spits out almost 1.9  million  results, you’ll figure out that you need to narrow down the list. Here are some interview questions you shouldn’t forget to ask as part of that process: Is Your Bid an Estimate, or a Fixed Price?  Some contractors put in bids that are only estimates -- meaning that your remodeling and construction could end up costing way more than you originally intended. If you do accept an estimate, you’ll at least want to see it itemized so you can know where money is allocated (and where you can cut some...
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