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How Do You Compare Contractor Bids For Your Home Remodel?

How Do You Compare Contractor Bids For Your Home Remodel?

When you’re considering a home improvement project, most experts suggest meeting at least three renovation contractors to get multiple contractor bids. This seems like a very reasonable suggestion, but often a problem arises when those bids come in. Sometimes...

How To Find the Best Home Renovation Contractors

How To Find the Best Home Renovation Contractors

Renovating your home can be a daunting and expensive experience, but many people still choose to renovate because the final product is worth all the effort. People who have renovated in the past will generally tell you they either had a great experience or a miserable...

How To Find a List of General Contractors Near Me

How To Find a List of General Contractors Near Me

Finding a few local general contractors might seem simple, as there are plenty of contractor list sites that all have a seemingly never-ending list of ‘highly rated’ contractors. However, I want to share with you two statistics that might convince you that finding a...

How to Choose a Kitchen Remodeling Contractor

How to Choose a Kitchen Remodeling Contractor

Remodeling a kitchen is among the most impactful home renovation projects one can undertake, and it provides an incredible opportunity to make your kitchen more functional and modern. Open kitchens are trendy and, when properly designed, serve as a central hub to your...

How To Find a Garage Conversion Contractor in Orange County

How To Find a Garage Conversion Contractor in Orange County

You’ve probably heard about the new laws and regulations in Orange County regarding Accessory Dwelling Units and garage conversions.  A garage conversion is the most cost-effective way to create a ‘second home’ or Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) on your property because...

How To Find The Best Home Contractor For Your Remodel

How To Find The Best Home Contractor For Your Remodel

So, you’re thinking about remodeling your home or undertaking a construction project. You know this is a major endeavor that will require a lot of your time and money. But, you believe it’s the right thing to do to improve your home and make it a wonderful space for...

How to Choose a Contractor for a Bathroom Remodel

How to Choose a Contractor for a Bathroom Remodel

You’ve finally decided it’s time to remodel your bathroom. How you proceed now can mean the difference between a smooth process and agonizing regret. Home improvement contractors aren’t all made the same—some do a better job than others—but you have control over who...

10 Key Points to a Construction Contract

10 Key Points to a Construction Contract

Here at GreatBuildz, a free service that connects homeowners in Los Angeles, Orange County, Ventura or San Diego with reliable general contractors, we know the importance of a good construction contract - that's why we asked two experienced attorneys to share their...

How to Deal with Contractor Delays – Bad Contractor Series Part 2

How to Deal with Contractor Delays – Bad Contractor Series Part 2

How To Deal With Contractor Delays Before we dig into this, don't forget to check out part 1 of our Bad Contractors series: How To Spot a Bad Contractor Those of us who have used the services of a general contractor to renovate a home know that it can be a stressful...

How To Spot a Bad Contractor Before It’s Too Late – Part 1

How To Spot a Bad Contractor Before It’s Too Late – Part 1

Everything you need to know about bad contractors, how to avoid them, and what to do if you're stuck with one Although people aren’t always fully aware, hiring a general contractor to renovate your home is a daunting and risky endeavor.  The process of renovating...

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