Surviving Your MN Kitchen Remodeling Project

September 24, 2013 | Kitchen Remodeling

Remodeling the kitchen is an exciting event for all homeowners. Many people spend a great deal of time and care picking out the perfect paint, décor, appliances, and fixtures. Excitement, though, could turn into anxiety when your MN kitchen remodeling project begins, and you realize you won’t be able to use the kitchen throughout the remodeling process. Don’t fret; we’ve thought of some tips to help you survive your next kitchen remodel.

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Finding a Contractor

October 13, 2010 | Home Improvement

Originally written for New Concepts Management Newsletter Other than attorneys, contractors do not have a very good reputation for customer service. This reputation is mostly caused by the public’s buying habits. Price is the easiest factor to compare, and too often this is where the decision is made. When hiring a contractor to work on your association or your home, there are several areas that are consistently forgotten. You are purchasing both a product (the materials) and a service (the service and installation of the materials). Buyers gather the bids and then decide based on the easiest factors to compare. By far the easiest factor to compare is the price. Everything else is more complex and involves time and effort, so the decision often comes down strictly to price. The associations choose the lowest price bidder and then are frustrated by the scheduling, professionalism and lack of customer service that … Continued

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