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words of wisdom wednesdays: the kitchen cousins' two things to look for when hiring a contractor

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words of wisdom wednesdays: the kitchen cousins' two things to look for when hiring a contractor

Last year, I had the pleasure of interviewing hunky handymen Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri of the HGTV shows  Kitchen CousinsCousins on Call and  Cousins Undercover. With so many years in the biz, they're bonafide experts in kitchen renos and can tackle almost any challenge dished their way. But since we aren't all as comfortable with kitchen renos as the cousins, we'll take all the advice we can get. And coming from these experts? Even better. In an interview last year, I asked them what to look for when hiring a contractor (assuming the cousins aren't available, of course) - here's what they said.   [caption id="attachment_29342" align="aligncenter" width="460"] Kitchen-Cousins image courtesy of HGTV Canada[/caption] The Kitchen Cousins on what to look for when hiring a contractor: “Two things. First, references and word of mouth. People can post anything on the Internet – even work that isn’t theirs or doesn’t reflect the issues of the job itself. But word of mouth isn’t always reliable when people have different senses of quality. So, second, visit one of their jobsites in person. When we work with someone new, we ask them to bring us to one of the jobs they’ve done. If they can’t, we don’t work with them, because it’s a bad sign if they don’t have one homeowner that likes them enough to let them back into the house after the job’s done.”  
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words of wisdom wednesdays: the kitchen cousins' two things to look for when hiring a contractor