The 3 Bid Myth
In the competitive bidding process, it is difficult to determine whether you’re actually comparing apples to apples. Worse still, it’s widely known that when homeowners are presented with options, they tend to choose the mid-range bid.
In fact, the lack of information present in most bids is staggering. You may end up relying on the best gauge available to you; the price. Unfortunately, the price tells you very little about your chosen remodeling contractor.
The 3 Bid Myth
Whatever you do, don’t just thumb through the phone book. Your remodeling project is part of your home. It’s personal. So start with a solid referral from a reliable source. They will be able to speak to a contractor’s experience and integrity from firsthand experience.
How to Select a Remodeling Contractor
"Who will be at the site and how will it be supervised?” It’s important to know how the contractor plans on handling site supervision of both its own staff and that of the subcontractors. The project supervisor is the person you will be interacting with most often during your remodel. Make sure he or she is enthusiastic, deferential and qualified.
How to Plan a Kitchen Remodel
It all works today. We’ve assembled these Buckingham Group kitchen remodels to help you pinpoint your favorites. Do the same with your clippings file. Note: what you love about the room: the color, the materials, a special detail or just the overall tone. The more specific you are, the more the Buckingham Group can work with you to define your style.
How to Plan a Bathroom Remodel
Modernizing your bathroom makes your home more convenient, appealing and more functional. Perhaps you’d prefer a tiled walk-in shower with doorless entry? If you need more storage, better lighting, or need to change your bathroom to accommodate your changing needs we can help you achieve your goal. Each and every bathroom has special uses in a home...
How to Select a Remodeling Contractor - Ten Characteristics to Consider
We provide Peace of Mind for our clients throughout the entire design build process. To start, we listen carefully to your wishes, design a project based on your input and then provide “Peace of Mind” by clearly defining the scope of work with our comprehensive specifications.
Remodel or Move - How to Answer the Question
The question is, do you stay where you are and remodel your existing home or do you pack it up and move to another house that will accommodate your needs? It is a hard decision to make and one that not only involves an investment of thousands of dollars but one that will subject your family to considerable emotional strain.
Value Engineering provides a strategic mechanism for the reduction in your outlay of cash through savings in either the cost of a specific item, a system of construction, project staffing or in the overall construction timeline- all of which cumulatively produce a lower total investment.