Published : Tuesday, 30 Oct 2012, 12:30 PM EDT
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - Making big improvements to your home is a huge investment. Hiring the right people from the start can make all the difference in the world. Our WOTV 4 Women crew member for remodeling is Jan Lehman of Standale Interiors. She has years of experience helping people navigate their home remodeling projects and she has tips to share for anyone getting ready to take on that kind of project. Her advice includes knowing what you're getting into when you use a professional contractor. The contract is meant to protect both parties and keep the project running smoothly, on-time and on budget. Keep these things in mind when you choose a contractor for your home improvement plan:
The name of the business must match the name on the license
Ask for a copy of their liability insurance
Make a list of the work to be performed with a time line.
Beware of warranties and payments. Never pay 100% up front!
To find out more or get advice on the project you plan to tackle next, attend a kitchen remodeling seminar on November 6 and link to WOTV 4 Women's Jan Lehman .
WOTV 4 Women
Jan Lehman Standale Interiors
How to get a WOW kitchen remodeling seminar
November 6, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
4046 Lake Michigan Drive NW