The Home Improvement Nightmare-Who's To Blame and How To Avoid It

 


Article by: Hank Jaworowski

Unless you live in a remote part of the country with no television, newspaper or other people to talk to, there is a good chance you have heard or read about a home , Air Mattress Beds Provide Comfort And Versatility improvement scam or project gone wrong. It seems to be a fact in this country that when you go about doing a home , An Introduction To Thatch Roof Design improvement project you will usually encounter countless problems, delays and shoddy work.

The home , Why Teak is the Best Wood for Outdoor Furniture improvement experience leaves most people stressed and vowing never to do another project again! So it is not surprising to hear that home , VoIP and 911 Warning improvement complaints rank at the top of consumer complaints nationwide year after year. Where does the blame fall , Solve Small-Space Kitchen Problems with S-O-S Design-Function Techniques for this epidemic of home , Why Teak is the Best Wood for Outdoor Furniture improvement problems?

I am proud to say I was a home , Cleaning and Caring For Your Floor improvement contractor , Art and Design for almost 30 years and I was fortunate enough to win some of the industry's highest awards. However, it has never ceased to amaze me the poor home , Closet Organizers - Bringing Order To Messy Closets! improvement decisions that I have seen so many homeowners make. One of the more notable mistakes I would see done over and over again was when a homeowner would blindly hire someone to do a project because the person was a friend or a friend of a friend. To me this reasoning makes no sense.

Friendship and craftsmanship are not related, but for some reason a lot of people believe other wise. Another great example of homeowner apathy is hiring someone to do a project without ever putting anything in writing. Who in their right mind would ever agree to such a disastrous situation? Another very similar blunder would be for a homeowner to blindly accept an estimate on the back of a business card. Usually the only information , Why Are There So Many Different Light Bulbs? that has room , Art and Design on the back of a business card is the PRICE.

A major mistake made by many people doing a home , How to Design a Hardwood Floor Like a Professional improvement project is letting price dictate the decision on who to hire. More problems occur because homeowners pick the lowest price they can find. Why? It is very simple. You can only produce a high quality project at a certain cost. High quality materials, expert labor, , Hot Water Heating Systems: Modern Conventional Boiler / Conventional Systems appropriate insurances and a reasonable profit to stay in business, cost a certain amount of money.

If someone can do that same project under that amount, what do you think is going to happen when the job is being done? That's right, the person or company is going to do anything they can to try and make a profit. All of the possibilities that could result from the person you hired, as the low bidder, trying to make a profit, are simply all BAD for the homeowner. In home , Art and Design improvements you get exactly what you pay for.

Let's not forget to put some of the blame on people looking to work on your home. , Walnut Hardwood Floors? Why Not! Over the years I have seen some of my competitors commit heinous business practices. (Surprise!!) I have seen contractors , Swimming Pool Filter Supplies: Necessary For A Clean And Healthy Pool switch materials to lesser quality without customer approval, use unqualified labor, , Closet Organizer overcharge homeowners for "unforeseen problems", try to up sell the customer once the project starts, etc.,etc.,etc"¦"¦.it makes you wonder if you can trust anyone?

So where does the blame fall , Things To Consider When Purchasing Sunroom Kits for all the home , Art and Design improvement complaints year after year? I guess it would be easy to blame the homeowner for not educating themselves on what to do when attempting a project. However the next question would be where does a homeowner get "educated"? Maybe a better question would be when does a homeowner find the time to get "educated"? Education is a great tool , Why Teak is the Best Wood for Outdoor Furniture if you have the time to do the research. Most people don't have the time or want to take the time to do hours and hours of research on how to , Caring For Your Air Conditioner go about getting a home , Selling Solar to Your Utility - Interconnection Agreements improvement done correctly.

Oops I almost forgot Uncle Sam. A lot of people, including myself, think the government makes it too easy for someone, who has no ethics or skills, , Gas Control is Necessary Even in Your Own Home to do home , Air Duct Cleaning - How Often improvement work. Why are there still some states that do not have licensing for people doing home , Tog Ratings improvements? And in the states that do have licensing, why are some of these states issuing licenses without the applicant needing to demonstrate any type of competence in home , Swimming Pool Filter Supplies: Necessary For A Clean And Healthy Pool improvement work? This is like giving out a driver's license without taking a road test. Doesn't make much sense to me.

One last situation to blame, one that I would never forgive myself for not mentioning. Home , Garages improvement television shows have become the latest fad in television. You can hardly change , Discount Flowers Online television channels without a home , Solve Small-Space Kitchen Problems with S-O-S Design-Function Techniques improvement program popping up. The influx of home , Caring For Your Air Conditioner improvement shows on television has been phenomenal. However, most of these shows tend to unrealistically glorify the home , Hot Water Heating Systems: Modern Conventional Boiler / Conventional Systems improvement project as being easy to do with nothing ever going wrong. The last time I looked, nothing ever goes perfect, including home , building: Installing Sill Plates improvement projects. Little, if any information , Closet Organizers - Bringing Order To Messy Closets! is mentioned on these shows, about how not to be "taken to the cleaners" when doing a project.

One would have to conclude that there is plenty of blame to go around when it comes to the problems homeowners face when attempting a home , Hot Tub Heaven improvement project. Unfortunately, most of these problems have been around for many years and if you are expecting a "quick fix", I think you might be waiting a very long time.

Since I retired from the home , Hot Water Heating Systems: Modern Conventional Boiler / Conventional Systems improvement industry two (2) years ago I decided it was time to stop worrying about who or what to blame about the constant wave of home , Air Duct Cleaning - How Often improvement complaints (it really seems to be a waste of energy , Hot Tub Heaven since nothing seems to change) and to put together a way for homeowners to fight back and get the home , Why Are There So Many Different Light Bulbs? improvement results that they deserve.

This is why I founded The Home , Decorate Your At Low Cost Improvement Success Club of America â„¢. The club's website, which I hope you will visit, can be found at www.homeimprovementsuccess.com. This is a one-of-a-kind club that guides homeowners on how to , The Art of Power Washing Decks get high quality, problem free, home , Cleaning and Caring For Your Floor improvement results.

Membership to this club includes The Home , Swimming Pool Filter Supplies: Necessary For A Clean And Healthy Pool Improvement Success System, a complete how-to home , Closet Organizers - Bringing Order To Messy Closets! improvement system that details all the steps you need to take to make your project a success. The club membership also includes a web , Walnut Hardwood Floors? Why Not! forum to ask questions, phone , Architect or Building Designer - Who Do You Choose? consultations, monthly newsletters, teleseminars, teleclasses and written evaluations of member estimates and contracts.

This club guarantees to short cut the time homeowners need to learn how to , Choosing A Fireplace complete any home , 5 Questions to ask Yourself Before Deciding to be an Owner/Builder improvement project. You are shown what to do and what to avoid. All the information , Architect or Building Designer - Who Do You Choose? that you receive from this club you could spend months trying to find, but by joining this club it is at your finger tips , VoIP and 911 Warning 24/7.

To do a home , Decorate Your Room With A Focal Point improvement project correctly you need to follow five (5) steps. These steps are:
1. Define your project based on your needs, finances and structural constraints.
2. Determine who can complete the project.
3. Evaluate perspective candidates (including yourself) who you may want to use to complete the project.
4. Prepare a contract that is "thorough" and protects you from poor home , VoIP and 911 Warning improvement situations.
5. Completing certain tasks when the project is being built.

These five steps seem relatively easy to understand but it's the "particulars" (exactly what to say and do) of each step where most people fall , Things To Consider When Purchasing Sunroom Kits short. Knowing these "particulars" are what makes or breaks your project. Membership to this club will guide you to completing a home , How To Choose A Dishwasher improvement project without all the problems and aggravation that most people go through.

If you are interested in protecting your home , Beat the Summer Heat - What Size A/C Do I Need? from the home , Air Duct Cleaning Robots - Are They Effective on Residential Jobs? improvement nightmare, than visit The Home , Laminate Wood Flooring Improvement Success Club of America Website. Joining this club is the next best thing to getting "Home Improvement , Decorate Your Home At Low Cost Insurance". All Club memberships come with a 30 day money back guarantee.

By Hank Jaworowski, CR Founder and President of The Home , Swimming Pool Filter Supplies: Necessary For A Clean And Healthy Pool Improvement Success Club of Americaâ„¢

The Home , Closet Organizers - Bringing Order To Messy Closets! Improvement Success Club of Americaâ„¢ www.homeimprovementsuccess.com e-mail:Hank@homeimprovementsuccess.com 631-360-7722
Hank Jaworowski - EzineArticles Expert Author
Hank Jaworowski, CR is a nationally certified remodeler (CR)through The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI). Former president of Contemporary Home , Selling Solar to Your Utility - Interconnection Agreements Remodeling Corporation, a nationally recognized, award winning home , Wood Flooring Installation Guide improvement company that was based in New York from 1978 to 2003. He is the author of The Home , Heat Up the Hot Tub from 20,000 Feet Improvement Success System, which is a detailed guide and reference source on successfully completing a home , How To Choose A Dishwasher improvement project. He has been a guest lecturer and speaker at numerous home , Decorate Your Room With A Focal Point improvement shows. He is the founder and current president of The Home , Replacement Windows Information Improvement Success Club of America.

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