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Hide CaptionShow CaptionFireside Kitchen, 3 of 4, Stairwell, BEFORE

Lessons Learned: Remodeling Tips


*When selecting a contractor, pick someone who is reputable and competent, but also responsive and easy to reach. Don't be afraid to ask for several references. Finding someone you consider trustworthy is very important as they will be spending a great deal of time with you, your family, and your home.

*The contractor gave the homeowners a written copy of all pricing quotes and change orders. This can help avoid any conflict with the contractor at the end of the project as well as helping to keep the budget current and under control.

*In this makeover, retrofitting an air conditioning unit into a home that previously had no central air was a necessary evil. Necessary for comfort, evil for the price of nearly $15,000. The homeowners had to run brand new vents into the home.
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