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  1. I once had a contractor who refused to sub out his demo work and billed me at his normal rate. There was some emergency type work that popped up on a job and he fixed it and there was like 10 hours of demo and cleaning billed at like $40-$50 per hour. You better believe he never got hired again! It was infuriating as hell.

    So, like you said, do the demo yourself (or hire a laborer to do it for $10 or $12/hour

    • Domenick

      Thanks for stopping by.

      Yeah. That would be pretty upsetting. It’s impossible to watch everything all the time. For an emergency though, I guess I could let it slide but would definitely think twice about using that contractor again.

  2. I never knew that reusing materials for a remodel can help save one money. Speaking of remodeling, if I wanted a fresh coat of paint on mine, I would ask a professional to do it. Getting their help will complete the new kitchen look.

  3. I find it awesome that you suggested to rent out a dumpster to clear out demolition debris during the renovation. When you were out to get one, how did you choose a company for it? My sister is about to have her own house demolished so that she can sell the lot as is. Any tips?

    • Domenick

      My contractors usually handle this for me but I suppose I would ask a few rehabbers in the area who they use for their jobs if I needed to find one myself.

  4. Kitchen remodeling requires a good budget but most of the people are looking to save some money. The tips you shared to save money on a rental kitchen remodel are very helpful. Keep sharing more.

  5. Very practical tips indeed! You have given a lot of great points but the 10% Holdback Provision is not often mentioned in most renovation project articles we usually read. I agree, you should stick with it, as it will ensure you from unfinished job and damages. Great content!

  6. Thanks for the tip to include a 10% holdback provision in your contract during a kitchen remodel. I am thinking of remodeling my kitchen when I get my tax return. Because I want the remodel job to be protected, I think that getting the holdback provision would be a good idea.

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