Home Improvment Advice

When to hire a licensed contractor?

When to hire a licensed contractor?

When you want to make some changes or repairs to your home, there’s a time for DIY and a time to hire a licensed contractor. In some instances, you may be able to get the work done on your own. However, you need to know when it’s time to seek professional assistance for your project.

You’re in over your head

There may be instances when you start to get going ...

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What Most Contractors Don’t Want You to Know – You’ll Pay 20-40% MORE than the Free Estimate Quoted

Free Estimate

es·ti·mate

(frē – ĕs′tə-māt′)

tr.v. es·ti·mat·ed, es·ti·mat·ing, es·ti·mates

  1. To calculate approximately (the amount, extent, magnitude, position, or value of a project).  Written and  provided without cost to a consumer of services.

There are an average of 450 – 550 ‘’contractors’’ simultaneously operating in each city within the boundaries of King County at any given time.  What is worse, you can find over 5,100 listings related to remodeling contractors near Bellevue on yellowpages.com alone.  Furthermore, there is no single standard in which contractors approach ...

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Rainy Season Ready? 7 Tips to Prepare

Prepare yourself, the rain is coming.  For the most part we have been enjoying the sun in Seattle lately, but glance out the window or step foot outside and you’ll see the weather forecasts are correct this time.  The rainy season is obviously here and it is really the weather you need to prepare for.  This is because you will likely be spending most of your time indoors. There’s nothing as irritating as running around outside fixing things while you ...

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The #1 Way to Get the Most Back on Your Remodeling Budget

Get the most out of your remodeling budget by going green

You need to update your home every so often, but of course you need to increase your home’s resale and appraisal value at the same time.  For many homeowners, the hard part is keeping to their remodeling budget while getting the most out of it.  What if you could easily do that and maximize the return on your investment?  Read on to learn the number one way to get the ...

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9 Top Home Improvements Yield the Greatest Percent Return

This list of top home improvements can help you prioritize your summer projects.  Homeowner’s know that now is the ideal time to knock some of those annual home maintenance items off their to-do list.  Rightfully so, it is good to take advantage of our long, dry Pacific Northwest summer days.  However, if you are considering upgrades it is a good idea to increase the value of your home at the same time.

Recent reports indicate that residential construction spending ...

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