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November 2015 - Kijenga Marketplace

What does it mean to hire a licensed, bonded and insured contractor?

Let’s face it, every one of us homeowners wants to do business with a reputable company who will deliver what they promise. We want quality work at a fair price and we want that customer service to be top notch. Hiring a contractor with the right certifications and credentials can be the difference between a happy hiring experience and a home improvement nightmare we all know too well. Doing your homework as a homeowner is a super important step in the hiring process and luckily for you, we take care of all that by screening every single one of our home professionals. Besides the certifications and credentials we verify, all home professionals must agree to the Kijenga Pledge, ensuring the standard we set is at the highest right from the start. That being said, what does it mean to hire a contractor that is licensed, bonded and...

To Borrow Or Not To Borrow…

We are about the embark on the most expensive holiday season of the year. Is your bank account ready for it? It better be because you have that well needed winter getaway planned we well. We do live in Saskatchewan after all, where we have to chisel snotsicles off our kid’s nose every time they come inside. Oh and we are all outdoor enthusiasts so we need at least one ski trip, Moose Jaw Spa visit, Banff shopping spree, or Elk Ridge cabin rental as well right? So by the time April rolls around, you can just dip into the old savings account to pay for that renovation project you put off to “next year", right? Oh no money for that? Darn. Well it's probably time to talk about your options! There are two big questions to ask when wanting to renovate: Who do I hire? How am I going to pay for it? We think choosing a pro is the easy part but...