Now I'm sure that cute little couple from Waco are really nice people but I have to put my foot down and ask them to stop lying to me. I was watching last week and Ol' Chip was telling their wide eyed clients that he would deliver their new "open concept" kitchen for $15,000. I nearly spit out my coffee! $15,000!!! How does HGTV get away with it? I'm ready to move to the middle … [Read more...] about HGTV is lying to you
If you are considering a remodeling project don't hire me Be your own General Contractor, aka GC. If you are willing to take the time to run your own show and take the risks then I would say go for it. Why hire me with all my markups, fees, overhead, margins, messy subs and all those dreaded invoices? I wouldn't do it so let me show you how to keep me out of it. First … [Read more...] about Advice For Homeowners: Don’t Hire Me!
I often meet clients who want the do their remodeling projects in phases. This may seem like a good idea to bite off smaller chunks at a time but in reality it will cost you three of your most valuable resources.; Time Stress Money. Take for example a typical 2 bathroom remodel. The basic idea is that the contractor will come in and do one at a time, thereby never … [Read more...] about 3 Reasons Why Not to Phase Your Remodeling Projects
For homeowners out there that are looking to complete a remodeling project or just a repair you have probably heard this simple advice. Get 3 bids Call up 3 different contractors and schedule 3 different appointments and show each of them the job and get 3 nice and tidy proposals and then simply choose the lowest price and away you go! Simply repeat for all the … [Read more...] about Get 3 Bids
If you are a homeowner that has recently considered or completed a renovation project you may have suffered from some sticker shock at some point during the process. The reality of the true cost of remodeling. You watch all the shows on HGTV and see cute couples promise and deliver huge remodeling projects for under $100k and you think "Hell, I only need a bathroom so my job … [Read more...] about Why is remodeling so expensive?