The standard wisdom for hiring a professional painting contractor seems to be: ask around for recommendations, look online or in the phone book and get three estimates.
This is a solid start, but we take it several steps further and recommend a more strategic approach to helping you choose a painting professional who will provide you with the highest level of service and quality.
It pays to do a little upfront research before you invite someone into your home or onto your property to paint. Whether you get a great referral from a friend or neighbor, read positive reviews online or find a painting contractor through a different avenue, there are a few things to consider before you hand over the keys or move your car out of the driveway.
If you are comparing estimates from multiple painters, it’s helpful to have a basic set of questions to ask in order to compare relative strengths and weaknesses. The prevailing wisdom of getting three estimates and choosing the one in the middle doesn’t always mean that you will be getting the best work at the best price. On more occasions than we can count over the past years, we’ve been asked to redo jobs that were contracted using this method. Our intention is to help you get it right the first time so that you are not paying twice as much for quality work.
Working from home has become almost a necessity! With more people
working from home, therefore spending more time at home, we are
constantly being asked what are the best ways to add value and at the
same time, change up existing homes. Here are a few great tips on how
to remodel your home to add comfort and value!
1. A Home Office Remodel: Home offices are
becoming less of a luxury and more of a necessity, with more people
telecommuting. With many companies cutting costs and becoming more
aware of their carbon footprints, telecommuting has become a viable
solution for many in the working world.
As a homeowner, the hardest part of adding a new addition to your
home (besides raising the investment) is selecting the best contractor
for the job, as there are more contractors and builders available than
ever before. The following tips are to help you choose a contractor that
will follow through on promises and build an addition that you will be
Building an addition or remodeling your home is a hefty investment
that can increase your home’s value and raise your quality of life.