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6 Tips on Hiring a Trusted DC General Contractor

6 Tips on Hiring a Trusted DC General Contractor
Working with a skilled and qualified general contractor  will yield excellent results for your DC home improvement project. Carefully planning all facets of the job, including hiring and working with subcontractors, is not something that an inexperienced person should do alone. When it comes time to hire a contractor, do you know what skills and work experience to look for? If you answered no, then there's a chance that you might select the wrong contractor for the job, leaving yourself open to being taken advantage of.  Hiring a reliable DC general contractor to oversee your next job shouldn't be difficult, yet for those who have never involved themselves in a home improvement project, the process can be mentally taxing. Especially if the project is large and time-consuming. So to help you out with your next home improvement project, we've compiled a list of 6 things that you should look for when...
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Jun
25

4 Easy Tips Before You Begin Your Next Painting Project | Washington DC

4 Easy Tips Before You Begin Your Next Painting Project | Washington DC
Home  painting  projects are among some of the easiest and most rewarding jobs a homeowner can do. Not only does a fresh coat of paint renew and refresh, it brings a sense of pride to all who contributed. So if you're ready to start your next painting project, but aren't quite sure where to begin, then this post is for you. Here are 4 easy tips to get you started on your next painting project. 1. Choose a scheme before you begin, not just a paint color. Use mood to help pick the right feel and look for your new room. Paint ceilings a light color to enhance a room's size, and do the opposite to add coziness. Use this same idea for wall colors. 2. Pick your highlighted aspects prior to beginning. Do this so that accents are in the spotlight, while things that you want to hide remain as an afterthought....
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Aug
28

Is a General Contractor Important when Sub-Contractors Seem to do All the Labor? | Washington DC

Is a General Contractor Important when Sub-Contractors Seem to do All the Labor? | Washington DC
A great question. Something that many homeowners who are ready to begin a big project may be asking. The short answer is, if you didn't see this coming, yes. A  general contractor  is an important facet to getting a big job done, organizing all the details, managing the sub-contractors, and ensuring the quality of work.  General contractors work in a different realm than sub-contractors. They use the "big picture," and have their hand in every pot going on. Their specialty isn't relegated to simply electrical, plumbing, or building, they have years of experience coupled with vast knowledge of the entire building process. They step in to make sure the job's done, and will not leave until you are satisfied. Self-Contained If you chose to hire a general contractor from the onset, what you get is a complete and organized team. That's because general contractors typically have their own crew, who are...
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Aug
08

5 Tips on Installing Custom Cabinets Without a General Contractor | Washington DC

5 Tips on Installing Custom Cabinets Without a General Contractor | Washington DC
Did you know that you can install custom cabinets yourself even without the help of a  general contractor ? It's true! So while a general contractor will have knowledge that you may not, you can still go about the task pretty much by yourself with just a few pieces of knowledge to help you if things get tough.  Here are some simple tips to help you install custom cabinets. 1. Choose your material.  Custom means it's all about what you want, all the way down to the material you choose. Be sure to pre-measure for accurate installation. 2. Side frame construction.  Side frames are designed to hold your cabinets in place once they arrive. To build these, construct to the appropriate size and attach with nails and wood glue. For extra help use a framing square. 3. Front frame construction.  Just like a your side frame, your front frame needs to...
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