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SiG MT 129 lower cost and more durability, making them a simple substitute for natural products like stone, wood, brick, and marble. 4. Pay aention to project details. It's critical to ensure every detail of labor and material is specified in the agreement with the remodeler. If it's not included in the wrien agreement, it's likely not included in the work scope. Ask your remodeler what labor and materials are not included and determine what additional expenses you'll likely incur to complete the project. 5. Ask how you can help reduce costs. Talk to your contractor about tasks or materials you can provide that would reduce the project cost without affecting its schedule. is might include jobsite clean-up or obtaining certain materials the contractor would otherwise spend considerable time securing. 6. Plan ahead for project timing. Ask for a potential timeframe for completing the project, as well as any factors that could affect the schedule so you can anticipate costs such as eating out more oen while the kitchen is being renovated or renting living or storage space. 7. Know how you'll resolve disputes. Because of the unique stresses induced by remodeling projects, it's a good idea to determine before you begin how disputes will be resolved, such as adding an arbitration clause to the agreement that eliminates expensive legal representation. A few deep breaths and a solution- minded approach can also save more than money if conflict arises. Find more money-saving advice for your next remodeling project at EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY Looking To Buy or Sell a HOME? 317 Central Avenue • Great Falls, MT DAVID LERAY 406.590.0188 REALTOR ® CASEY OʼNEILL 406.781.8053 REALTOR ® S MT

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