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Getting the wool pulled over your eyes happens to the best of us. When it comes to home restorations, renovations and furnishings, it could be an especially costly one. Here are some tips to avoid wasting time and money on an imposter.
Tradesmen, tradeswomen, craftsmen, craftswomen, woodworkers, and carpenters come in all shapes and sizes as well as many different skill levels. It may be an artist using wood as their medium. Or a handyman especially good with wood.
Whatever they call themselves (I'll stick to craftsmen for this article) be wary of applicants who claim to do it all. Most craftsmen that have been around the trades a while will tend to have a specialty.
Before accepting quotes and interviewing your possible craftsmen, come up with a list of questions on the specifics of your project. Do some research on the subject beforehand. Allow some wiggle room for suggestions made, note and briefly research those later as well. use your list as a tool to find out how knowledgeable a craftsmen is on the subject presented.
Portfolios are a powerful tool. Your craftsmen should have a portfolio, lacking a hard copy portfolio is a sign of lack in pride your craftsmen has for his or her work. Seeing a craftsmen's portfolio is an easy way to find out the kind, quality, style, design, and amount of work they produce.
Whether you're seeking a quality furniture piece, to upgrade doors and windows, maybe modernize a space in your home, add some flair or pizazz to your wood trim package, or simply tune up your homes entryways. Take the extra time necessary to find the right craftsmen for the job, put in your due diligence & You won't regret paying the bill when it comes time.
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