Why We Don’t Do A Free On-site Estimate

    Have you ever seen the sign on a contractor’s truck that says “Free Estimates”? We all have, and we know the idea behind the free estimate from the contractor’s perspective is to offer a reason for you, the homeowner, to give them a call, to make them stand out. From the customer’s perspective, […]

Top 5 problems when remodeling and how to avoid them

  So you’re really thinking of remodeling or renovating your home. You’ve watched some HGTV home renovation/remodeling shows, and you think sure we can do that! Or at least we can hire the right person to get it done! But what are the problems that can arise that will take your project from Fixer Upper […]

What remodeling projects will increase the value of your home for sale?

 Are you thinking about or need to put your home on the market?  Are you looking around and thinking to yourself that your dated kitchen or bathroom swill hurt your chances of getting top dollar for your asking price?  Are there any remodeling projects that can help you in this market?  That is what we […]

What is the remodeling process?

What is the remodeling process?

Thinking about remodeling your home?  Don’t know where to start?  Here are the steps to a remodeling project. The first step, gather some ideas of what you like and even some that you don’t.  Knowing what you like and don’t like is very important for the next steps.  Getting ideas from magazines and sites like […]

When will home remodeling prices come down?

Black Lab Home Repairs breaks down home remodeling prices.

Gas prices, home prices, groceries prices, and lumber prices. They all have one thing in common. Over the past year, they have all increased significantly. Inflation is hovering around 8% at the time of this writing. Home prices and home remodeling prices as well have increased far more than that. What caused these prices to […]

Is a permit really needed?

Is a permit really needed? Note: we are not legal advisors, and this should be in no way interpreted to be legal advice. Contact your own legal advisors to know what your legal exposure or potential exposure would be should you decide to be your own GC or contractor. You’re not doing a complete renovation, […]

How much will it cost?

The top question is almost always the bottom line, what is this remodel going to cost? It doesn’t matter if it is a #kitchen, #bath, #remodel, or even an addition to the house, more than 50% of the cost of the remodel will be up to the homeowner. Does that surprise you? This is why […]