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T Hoy | ratethatreno
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Renovations are like marriages

May 14th 2011 at 8:25 PM

We all know how hard it can be to make a marriage work, and we have all seen or been part of both good or bad ones.  Renovations are no different, you have the renovator and the customer, all hoping for a loving working relationship that won't end in the what could be compared to Divorce court.

The question is... How does one find the perfect renovating soul mate?  Well I know the cynics out there are going to expect me to say, visit and see what there customers have said (as a starting point), and they would be right!

I do however have some other tips and they are simple.  Ask for references to call and visit their work.  See if they will sign a memorandum of understanding (equivalent to a pre nup I guess) - we have one on our site if you want to download one.

Check their history on the Better busines bureau, don't pay any money up front until they have completed the job to your liking, and finally, trust your gut.

If all that doesn't seem to put you mind at ease, you could always introduce them to your dad, we all know how good they are at protecting their children!

Stay tuned for my next pontification


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