All About Hiring a Contractor
When doing any remodeling to home, one option is to use a construction contractor for the job. As an avid do-it-yourselfer I like to take on as many projects myself as possible. But sometimes it pays to involve a professional. The nice thing, it doesn't haven't to be all or nothing, you take on part sof your remodel project while leaving other parts to your contractor.
If you have never worked with a contractor, you probably have some questions. The most fundamental question is "How much is a contractor going to cost? In truth, it is possible to save money with a contractor when you weigh it all out, but there are a lot of factors to consider. For instance, installing granite countertops in a kitchen remodel isn't really the sort of thing a do-it-yourselfer can do, the work and tools are very specialized. However, your contractor isn't going to install granite for you either, with a few rare exceptions. In this case, your kitchen remdel contractor is going to hire a granite counter company to cut, and install your countertops, and he is going to add his percentage on top of what the counter guys charge. So this may be worth taking on yourself, that is, the hiring of the countertop installation people.
In another situation, your contractor will probably hire a electrician, rather than do it himself. However, in this case, he might know who the best in the business are. He also might be able to keep them on schedule better than you can. He also might get a better rate than you could by dealing directly with the electrician, in long run, your contractor might save you money on the electrical work.
For information on what a contractor charges and how to hire a contractor check out these linked articles.