Contractors

Finding the Right General Contractor in Los Angeles for Your Project

Trustworthiness is everything when looking for a general contractor to remodel your home. No doubt you've read some generic blogs that follow the same formula about how to find a contractor. This one is different because it focuses on trust and verifying that trust. Finding a...

Choosing a General Contractor – Local Business or National Franchise?

It's easy to be impressed with the flashy advertising that big companies use. National exposure with the support of the biggest advertising firms sure can give them an advantage over a local family business. However, this doesn't automatically make a national contracting franchise the best...

Seven Things You Must Know Before Hiring a SoCal Home Contractor

Middle-aged couple lying on floor looking at and discussing archHiring a contractor in SoCal does not have to be a headache. TV shows and news media might tell horror stories about scammers who cut corners and leave jobs unfinished, but you can easily have a contractor that you can trust to deliver on promises for an honest price. You just need to know a few tips for hiring contractors in Southern California.

1. Do Your Research

The Internet makes it easy to research SoCal contractors before you hire. Websites like the Contractors State License Board and

How to Choose the Right Home Remodeling Company in Burbank

Remodeling ContractorOver 100,000 families call Burbank home, partly because it is one of the safest areas in California. As the economy has rebounded from the 2008 crisis, and as the community thrives, more people are remodeling their homes. Finding a professional home remodeling company needn’t be a difficult or stressful task. Use some simple tips to hire the right remodeling contractor in Burbank that will finish your job on budget and on time.

Hire Based on Reputation

It can be tempting to hire based solely on the lowest price, but this can be a recipe for trouble. The cheapest ones often have no testimonials (or fake ones), shut down a company and start a new

New Home Buyers: Get a Home Inspection Repair Estimate Before You Buy!

Why Do You Need a Home Inspection?

Home Inspection ReportBuying a home is one of the most important decisions you can make during your lifetime. Then, having picked out the home of your dreams, you need to be certain its construction is sound.

The best investment you can make is to call for a home inspection before finalizing the deal. For a small cost, you will receive a detailed report of any defects in the home. This report could save you tens of thousands of dollars.

The home inspection report is also an important tool – and “insurance policy” – to assist you when you negotiate a price or budget for remodeling. You take that report to a trusted remodeling contractor to advise you about construction issues, remodeling and budgeting.

What to Do Post-Inspection

Let’s say the inspector has completed the inspection of the home and given you the report. If the defects are not a deal-breaker and you are still interested in buying the house, this home inspection report needs to be

Don’t Be Misled by Misconceptions About Home Remodeling

contractor plansThere are many stereotypes and misconceptions about home remodeling and indeed about contractors.

Before you embark on your remodeling project, do your homework and get the facts.

Isn’t Home Remodeling Always a Nightmare?

We’ve all heard the horror stories from friends about long remodeling projects that caused major inconvenience. It seems to be a common belief that this happens every time. Yes, there is some

How to Successfully Work with a Contractor During Home Renovation

house renovation plansHome is without a doubt one of the most important places in life for every human being. This is why matters of home renovation should never be taken lightly.

It is always a good idea to choose a contractor who will do the job in a manner that will either meet or exceed your expectations. There are a few things you may have to do in order to ensure both you and the contractor get what you want.

Here are a few tips to help make