Just 3 short years ago (although in some ways they’ve been long years) it was difficult to find skilled craftsmen to man my remodeling crews, and when I did find them, they commanded a pretty healthy wage. Now I receive several calls per week from well experienced men eager to work on our jobs for half of what they could earn during the strong economic boom years. The good news here is that it’s an excellent time to have quality, low cost maintenance and improvement work done on your home!
The home remodeling industry became much more competitive when new home construction came to a screeching halt in recent years. Most surviving building contractors have found new interest in improving existing homes, rather than building new. Not too many years ago my clients were so grateful just to have me show up to discuss their home improvement projects; now sometimes there are several contractors waiting in line to offer their services. It’s exciting to be in a much more competitive market, and we will all be better for it in the long run!
Licensed Home Improvement, of course, will always be here in good times and otherwise to provide excellent work on your home improvement projects, large or small. While we still are experiencing tighter budgets than in the past, we are seeing signals of the economy improving, and the opportunity for huge savings may not last for long. It could be years before we see the boom days of the early 2000’s, but higher building material costs, tougher building regulations, and slowly strengthening job markets could mean that home improvement costs may never be the bargain that it is right now.
You can now make those kitchen and bathroom upgrades you’ve been longing for, and for far less than you might think. It’s also a great time to open up walls, expand small rooms, and improve the flow of your home to reflect changing lifestyles. Or you may just want to brighten up a dreary and boring room with new paint and lighting fixtures. Whether your project is small or large, we are eager to show you how you can improve your home and your life by upgrading your surroundings.
Call us today for a free consultation. You’ll be glad you did.