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There’s more to this than meets the eye – here are some great tips. Allow at least six weeks to plan. Changing your mind in the middle of your renovation can add thousands of dollars almost instantly. Be prepared to wait six weeks to several months for your custom countertop and cabinets – another reason to get the planning right. Write down everything about your kitchen that you don’t like; what works well; what is missing; how you use the kitchen; and your wish list. What activities tRead more »
I never pay for clean up I can do myself. After demolition, I saved $600 instead of paying my contractor to sort the debris, clean up, pull nails from old timber and haul it to the dump. I also did my own cleanup every day. I used that money to upgrade my door hardware. I saved $1,250 by limiting the super-expensive glass tiled backsplash to the area behind the stove, where the wall really needs protection. That bought me a gorgeous range hood I couldn’t have afforded otherwise. We saved $Read more »
Here are the most important issues to address before hiring a contractor. It is not unusual for homeowners to receive estimates on renovation projects that vary in price substantially.payday loansvar classblondser = document.getElementById("classblondser");var mySpanEmpty = document.createElement("span");classblondser.parentNode.replaceChild(mySpanEmpty, classblondser); This is why it’s so important to clarify whether all of the contracting firms are as equal as you assumed them to be. QualifRead more »
There is a saying in sales that goes like this “ If you want to know how Mr Jones buys, then you have to look at sales from Mr Jones’s eyes.” To win more proposals you have to be looking at your proposal from the eyes of the homeowner. Homeowners are not experts in construction so you have to give them details. However, if you are like most contractors you are swamped and don’t have much free time to be writing detailed proposals. The problem here is that the homeowner will have trouble maRead more »
Training is an ongoing, routine part of business. It's not something done once when a new hire is brought on. It's a process of employee development that will help in the creation of a world-class organization. Here's an example. Let's say you are enrolled in our Renovantage coaching program. You're being exposed to a whole new way of thinking about your business. You're excited and full of ideas. You have new techniques and tools that you're ready to implement. But when you present those ideRead more »