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Home Remodeling Contractor Highland Park IL

Home remodeling contractors specialize in all kinds of home improvements—from flooring to lawn and garden to home theaters—and can assist with any questions or concerns you may have about a home remodeling project. Learn more by checking the home remodeling listings and information placed below.

Intrinsic Landscaping, Inc.
4307 Regency Drive
Glenview, IL
Milieu Design
48 E. Hintz Rd.
Wheeling, IL
Home Remodeling

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Tecta America
5215 Old Orchard Rd.
Skokie, IL
Rainy Day Rain Barrel Co
33197 N Lake Shore Dr
Wildwood, IL

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Professional Home Services
26035 N Lakeland Dr
Lake Barrington, IL
Specialty Contractor, Remodeler, Commercial Contractor, Custom Builder
Membership Organizations
Better Business Bureau, National Association of the Remodeling Industry

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Onscape, Inc.
4336 Regency Drive
Glenview, IL
New Leaf Interiors
8305 Keystone Ave.
Skokie, IL

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fine woodworks inc.
5915 north ravenswood
chicago, IL

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Shades of Color Eco Painting for Chicago
4257 Lockwood
Chicago, IL

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Elite Home Builders
2647 N. Western Ave. Suite 8033
Chicago, IL
Home Remodeling

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Home Remodeling Tip: Home Remodeling Contractor

Working with a Home Remodeling

home remodeling articles and tips

topic: home remodeling contractors
by Amelia Gray


Home remodeling contractors do more than pour concrete or replace plumbing.

They provide homeowners with the satisfaction that the remodeling project will be completed on time, on budget, and to the owner's specifications. Working efficiently with the right home contractor can take the burden off any remodeling project.

In the right hands, a home remodeling project can be completed efficiently and on budget with quality, safe labor. Finding a home remodeling contractor can be daunting, but fortunately, there are a few simple things homeowners can do to lessen long-term home remodeling stress.

Begin With a Solid Home Remodeling Spec Plan

Before you select a home improvement contractor, it's important to know what you want. Writing a spec contract is simple, and gives homeowners a chance to organize their needs, time frame, and budgetary concerns before the first dollar is down.

Be sure your spec plan includes the following:

  • An itemized cost list, including materials, quantity, and manufacturer details
  • Preferred installation processes
  • Products to be used during the remodeling

Protect your home improvement project! Failure to create a detailed spec plan could lead to a contractor completing the work to his or her own satisfaction, possibly leading to a longer time or financial commitment than assumed.

Choose the Best Home Remodeling Contractor

Once you've created a detailed spec plan, you can use it to shop for contractors. Present your plan to a number of contractors, and listen to their feedback and quotes on the project. Don't automatically choose the least expensive contractor first -- you may get what you pay for.

Gather the following information from every potential home contractor:

  • Business references from prior clients, including phone numbers
  • Down payment requirement -- generally, should be no higher than 10 percent
  • Insurance documents, including personal liability, workers' compensation, and property-damage insurance

Writing a Great Home Improvement Contract

The best contractor will be willing to work with your specifications. Allow a contractor to provide expert feedback on elements of the project, but keep your own interests at hand.

With your home remodeling contractor, draw up a contract that includes the following elements:

  • Detailed payment plan, including completion requirements
  • Project start and completion dates
  • Remodeling plans and detailed descriptions of work
  • Combination details, if you intend to complete some of the project yourself

Keep a Close Watch on Your Home Contractor's Progress

Once the contracts are signed and the work has begun, don't leave your home improvement project in a contractor's hands. Contractors expect some involvement from the homeowners, considering the l...

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