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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.

Eco Painting
2023200679
1512 Corcoran Street NW, Studio 33
Washington, DC

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Green Home, LLC
3012779660
4108 32nd St.
Mount Rainier, MD

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Helicon Works
3014045578
7108 Holly Ave.
Takoma Park, MD

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Capitol Greenroofs
301-452-1144
5806 9th Road North
Arlington, VA
 
Amicus Green Building Center
3015718590
4080A Howard Ave.
Kensington, MD

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Aztec Construction LLC
2024571168
1629 K St NW #300
Washington, DC

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Community Forklift, LLC
3019855180
4671 Tanglewood Dr.
Edmonston, MD

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Jos. Klockner & Company
3012703033
6480 Sligo Mill Rd.
Takoma Park, MD

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ECOliving Homes
2403962051
9614 Parkwood Dr.
Bethesda, MD

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David Baumbach
703-534-5662
6516 Roosevelt St
Falls Church, VA
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Home Remodeling Tip: Home Remodeling Contractor

Working with a Home Remodeling
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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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