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Why Do Contractors Cost So Much?

Why Do Contractors Cost So Much?

People often ask me, “Why do contractors cost so much? How can they possibly justify those prices??” Usually, this question comes from a handy homeowner – someone who’s done a lot of work to their own house. If you remodeled your powder room for $1,800…

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The Client’s Guide to Being Pushy

The Client’s Guide to Being Pushy

In addition to the services I expected to provide as an architect – drawing, modeling, product research, etc. — I find I give a lot of social and psychological advice. Renovations bring out the best in people. And since that last sentence is written and…

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Don’t Fall for the Quick Renovation Trap

Don’t Fall for the Quick Renovation Trap

Renovations take a long time. Unless you’re doing minor work such as cosmetic upgrades, most renovation projects take at least a solid month and large ones can take half a year or more. Understandably, long construction periods can be discouraging to would-be renovators. All of…

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