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contractors

  • How to Find Interior Painters

    Interior painters are not on most peoples speed dial as the process of painting a room is one of the most basic do-it-yourself jobs a homeowner can tackle and often times…

  • New Lead Paint Laws Updated

    The new lead paint rule instituted by the EPA that requires special handling when remodeling all pre-1978 homes has now been slightly altered. Beginning today, all contractors performing renovation, repair or…

  • 3 Ways to Compare Carpet Installation Quotes

    This week our editor Timothy Dahl is in Dalton, GA (the unofficial carpet capital of the world) visiting with Shaw Floors. We thought this was the perfect time to breakdown the…

  • The Renovation Chain of Command

    We’ve been following this great home renovation series from the Wall Street Journal as a tech editor, Julia Angwin, continues to renovate her Harlem Brownstone. This week she shares a humbling…

  • BidForMaterials.com Marketplace

    The only pure internet play we saw at the 2010 Builders’ Show was BidForMaterials.com. One of their programmers was on sight and he took us through the process of listing supplies…

  • How To Check Your Contractors References

    I find significant humor and a dash of irony in traditional reference checking, whether it be for a job application, credit application or a contractor. What is so funny, you ask?…

  • Your Next Contractor Could be Amish

    According to the Wall Street Journal “About 600 Amish contractors or subcontractors work in at least a dozen states, a rapid increase over the past decade”. Homeowners are citing their craftsmanship…

  • The Industry Standard for Contractor Markup

    Pardon our Dust raises a good question about contractor markup costs. The homeowner feels 22% is way overboard but from the comments and through a bit of research it looks like…

  • Hot Contractors

    The New York Times wrote an interesting article on The Allure of the Tool Belt. We’re not so sure we agree with everything that’s been said. If a relationship is in…