Posts regarding Homeowners Working with Home Improvement Pros.
... you cannot depend on Angie's List or Yelp to confirm you are hiring "the best" service. You should instead meet with the service provider and by using your instincts, make a decision and hope for the best. [...]
If you think that you want to hire a small company for your home project start asking around your area for references. Take the time to research, after all, if you aren't willing to make the personal time commitment to find the right company for your needs, then you can't hold them responsible for not filling those needs. [...]
You need to do some renovating around your house. Perhaps your project is a manageable one — maybe a room needs a new coat of paint, or maybe you’d like to add a bit of storage space in the kitchen. With a certain amount of experience, a good dose of know-how, and the invariably extensive resources that the Internet can provide, you can probably accomplish these kinds of tasks on your own. Perhaps, on the other hand, you want to add an addition to your house — this project is more ambitious, and you probably will want to hire a contractor. There are many around, but it's good to know what to look for when hiring one. [...]
Much like a wall in a home can provide partition, and in some cases, it can be bearing. It always includes such things as plumbing or electrical, and it is contained by drywall or some other finishing material. It is then papered or painted and then usually has with things mounted to it. I realize -- this is the way I want my landscape to come together, almost structurally. And a good build can only be determined when and if I can successfully bring all of this various elements together as a whole. [...]
Because brick and mortar surfaces have countless nooks and crannies that paint can bond with easily, paint on brick must be removed using specific techniques. Paint not only has to be completely removed from the surface of both the brick and the mortar but the removal has to be done without damaging the surface of either. [...]