Do you have a complicated or extensive home improvement project you need to accomplish? You may need to hire a general contractor, specialty contractor, architect or a design/build contractor. We've heard horror stories about consumers hiring home improvement contractors, only to be left with an unfinished mess after the contractor takes off with all their money. This type of scam is very real, but know there are honest contractors out there. Do your research and check with friends or neighbors who've used a contractor, read reviews, find out how long they've been in business and check for qualifications like licensing. Get multiple estimates and ask questions about required permits, references and insurance carried by the contractor. Don't pay cash and try to limit your down payment – and always get a written contract.

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