The holidays are a good time to think about renovating your home: You’re likely to have a bit more time on your hands to plan and if you are fortunate, you may even have a holiday bonus to spend on a dream project.
Below is a select list of this year’s
, which offer everything you will need to make your 2012 renovation a smooth one: NYC Renovation Chronicles This column explores how to take the first step in your renovation -- finding a good, reliable person to do the work for you. It’s not easy as it sounds! 7 tips for finding a great contractor Because knowing whom not to hire is as important as knowing whom to hire. 5 contractors to avoid 6 essentials of a good estimate Before you sign anything, make sure you know how much it’s really going to cost. 6 ways to keep the neighbors happy while you renovate No matter how great your contractor is, unhappy neighbors can turn your dream project into a nightmare. Find out if the project you have in mind requires a Department of Buildings permit (you may be surprised!). Work permits--5 jobs that require them, 5 that don't 6 steps to getting a work permit Once you’ve determined that you need a permit, how on Earth do you get one? 5 things to do when your contractor slacks off We hope you never have to face this problem, but if your contractor’s performance is starting to worry you, this is what you need to do -- NOW!
Yoel Borgenicht is the president of , specializing in residential and commercial renovations in the New York City metro area. King Rose Construction Related posts: Running like hell from your renovation can be cheaper and saner
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