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Jan
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#5 TIP ON HOW TO HIRE A CONTRACTOR

Make Plans, Get Bids


You have your short list of contractors whose track records seem clean and whose work ethic looks responsible. Now it's time to stop looking back at past work and start looking forward to your project. A conscientious contractor will want a sense of what homeowners want out of a project and what they plan to spend. It’s always a good idea to save pictures of what you are wanting. Example: Review pictures on Pinterest ( https://www.pinterest.com/ ) and/or Houzz ( https://www.houzz.com/ ) and show your contractor during the visit that way it will give them a better idea of your expectations.
Generally materials account for 45-50 percent of the total cost; the rest covers overhead and the typical profit margin, which is 10 to 15 percent.



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