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10 Stupid Things Booklet — Version 2

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This 70-page document will spell out to you the mistake homeowners innocently make and how you can avoid this same mistakes.

Have you heard the one about the contractor who didn’t finish the job on time or at all, who charged extortionist fees for changes, who became surly and uncooperative? If you’re thinking about a remodel, the horror stories gush like water from a broken hydrant.

But here’s the dirty little secret missing from some of these tales of woe—the bad decisions and less-than-stellar behavior of the homeowners themselves, actions which helped bring about these nightmare remodels.Have you heard the one about the contractor who didn’t finish the job on time or at all, who charged extortionist fees for changes, who became surly and uncooperative? If you’re thinking about a remodel, the horror stories gush like water from a broken hydrant.

In my 20 plus years of visiting and writing profiles about hundreds of remodeling jobs, including for the Los Angeles Times, I’ve heard a lot of success stories, but also a lot of unpleasant ones. And even though many homeowners took actions that doomed their own remodels, few will admit their own culpability.