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Contractor Tips: What Your Contractor Really Means

Contractors didn't become contractors because they love to communicate. If they did they would have become speechwriters or newscasters (or get a gig writing ideabooks for Houzz). Sometimes what they say seems completely obvious to them, but makes no sense to you. And a contractor might speak euphemistically to dance around difficult topics. These tips should help you translate some of the euphemisms and somewhat curt statements you might hear, so that you get the most out of the client-contractor relationship.

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What to Look for in a Contractor's Contract - From Houzz.com

A contractor without a contract is just a worker and his or her word. Even the most honest person would be hard-pressed to keep track of all the conversations that go into planning for the average construction project. That's where a good contract comes in. Many a conflict can be avoided if both parties can simply consult the contract when there's a misunderstanding on either side. Contracts can save relationships, and your house. 

These 10 tips, while just a starting point, will get you thinking about the most critical thing to have in hand before work starts.

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