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Top 5 Recording Studio Remodeling Tips for Contractors

So you are planning to give your studio a new look? Are the plans to remodel your studio already underway? You may think this is a simple project, but I can tell you that it’s not, particularly if you are doing it for the first time. There are few things that you need to do so as to pull off a successful project and get value for money. Here are some of the key home and studio remodeling tips that will help get the most out of the project and avoid costly mistakes:

1. Have a Plan

The worst thing you do is starting the project without a proper plan. This is what gives you the details of the project, and without it, it will be a big mess. A proper plan should include the way you want your place to look like, cost, time design and the material that is required. It will help you put all the necessary requirements in place such as the material, and this will save you plenty of time once the project starts. A proper plan and planning ahead will help to keep you on the budget.

2. Choose The Right Contractor

This is one of the many areas that producers fail. When it comes to selecting the right contractor to complete the job, you have to be very choosy. Make sure they have a valid contractor’s license bond in California.  Not everyone one advertising themselves as home remodeling experts can meet your expectations. You need to look for experience and reputation as the qualities of the contractor. How long have they been doing home remodeling? What are the prior customers that they have served saying about them? You can also ask your friends to refer the best contractor. Do not be tempted to hire contractors just because they are asking for little money. Remember cheap is expensive, especially if your contractor does not have a bond in place!

Read more about the importance of hiring a bonded contractor here

3. Emphasize on Quality

Quality is important if you want to pull off a fantastic project. The quality of the material is very crucial, and you should not compromise it with anything. Make sure that the quality of contractor, their workforce, and tools is also top notch.

4. Visit the Site often

Do not wait until the last day of the project to visit the site. Make sure that you are visiting now and then to assess the project. By doing this, you will be able to identify any problem before the job is completed. If there are some details that have been left out, they can be rectified at early stages of the project. This will save you money and time in future.

5. Always Remember the Big Picture

Like in any other project, things might not go as expected. The expenses might go up than planned. For instance, you the expenses might exceed what was intended for. The project might take more time than planned among other things. All this might make you lose the energy and enthusiasm you had but always remember the big picture.

These the key home remodeling tips that can help you transform your place into a better place. Follow them, and you will be impressed with the result.

Dangers of Hiring an Unlicensed Contractor to Remodel your Studio


Hire Licensed Contractors for your Next Remodel

When most of us set out to hire a remodeling contractor to complete a project, our primary goal is to stretch our budget as far as possible. If you are anything like me, to stretch your budget you probably struggle with the idea of cutting some corners such as hiring an unlicensed landscaping contractor to complete the work for you. More often than not, an unlicensed landscaping contractor will be cheaper than a licensed landscaper, however hiring an unlicensed contractor without a California contractors bond comes with a tremendous downside.

Here are the four most notable risks you assume when hiring an unlicensed contractor that one should consider:

Risk # 1: By hiring a person who is Unlicensed or has a Suspended or Terminated License on the date your sign the contract, you forfeit your right to make a claim in the case you are ripped off, the agreed upon work is not completed and the person you hired is missing in action, or the person files for bankruptcy. The Recovery Fund will pay an eligible person up to $30,000 per residence.

Risk # 2: If the person you hire is unlicensed, they most likely do not have Workers Compensation or Liability Insurance. If they are injured while working on your property, they can sue you for their injury and force you to pay for the medical bills, loss of income, and pain and suffering.

Risk # 3: If the Unlicensed person you hire also happens to be in the country illegally, you could be fined up to $2,000 for hiring each undocumented worker. Another form of protection is to make sure the contractor has an LLC employee worker bond in place. Licensed Landscaping Contractors are very sensitive about losing work to unlicensed and undocumented workers, so the risk of you being reported is much higher than you think.

Risk # 4: The most common risk you will be taking by hiring an unlicensed Landscaping contractor has to do with the quality and warranty ability of the work they completed. More often than not, people who hire unlicensed landscapers to complete skilled Landscaping Projects end up having to hire a licensed landscaper to come in and fix the work the unlicensed person did costing way more than had they just hired a licensed landscaping contractor in the first place.

In this economy, the temptation to hire an unlicensed landscaper to complete your Landscaping project is greater than ever. At the same time, if it turns you are not satisfied with the way the project turned out after hiring an unlicensed contractor, your pockets are not as deep which may prevent you from being able to hire a licensed landscaping contractor to do the job the right way. Therefore, your best option is to hire a licensed landscaper even if it costs you more money.