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Editors Note: This is a guest post by Sasha Talks Tech Digital Diplomat Gerald "Gadget Guy" Yates.
Owning a home is considered one of the most important purchases you will ever make. I know first hand, the pitfalls of buying a home that needs a lot of work.
When I purchased my first home in Georgia, I had visions of grandeur and thoughts of all these projects I wanted to complete. I, like many Americans, bought my house during the rise of the housing market in early 2000’s. I didn’t want to buy a new home, but preferred a “fixer-upper,” something I could live in while working on to make it the perfect home for me.
A few weeks back I had the opportunity to interview Raf Howery, the CEO and founder of Kukun, a start-up company that focuses on taking the hassle out of home renovations and remodeling.
Read on for how Kukun is using technology to disrupt the contracting business.
With channels like HGTV, many homeowners have taken interest in remodeling their homes. However, remodeling a home is kind of big deal. Depending on the type of remodel there are permits needed and let’s not even begin to discuss the costs.
Finding contractors, determining costs, overcoming obstacles all while staying within a confined budget were all real challenges for me.
-How did I know that the price the contractor was charging was fair?
-How did I know if the work would be done correctly?
-What about an unexpected bout of bad weather?
All of these were questions that arose when I attempted to remodel my home a few years back. Had Kukun, been around during those days, I am certain I would have saved money and countless hours of worry and work.
Kukun is a one-stop shop for homeowners that simplifies the process of remodeling their property.
Howery decided to create Kukun because he wanted a better way for the average consumer to have access to the resources needed to remodel their homes.
The need came from his experience in home renovations. He felt that the business of remodeling homes was very complex so using his expertise in IT, business and his passion for architecture; Kukun was born.
Howery recognized the problem. Most folks are lost when It comes to doing a home renovation. There are so many steps. What he’s learned over time is how to plan and execute the complexities of remodeling in a way that easy to understand, and convenient to consumers.
If you take a quick visit over to www.mykukun.com, (I highly recommend you clicking that link) You will have the opportunity to sign up for a service that will help you plan your remodeling or renovation project.
The site is fairly easy to use and can save you time and money.
Currently, Kukun is available in 12 metropolitan areas, but the service is quickly and continuously expanding.
Interested in building that office space in the garage?
You can estimate the cost of doing so right fro the website.
Want to find a recommended professional to help remodel that bathroom?
Kukun has a list of recommended professionals that can help you do just that! Kukon even has a blog with interesting ideas and articles just to give you inspiration for that kitchen you’ve always desired.
And Kukun isn’t just for consumers. It’s also a bridge for contractors to receive business based on their experience in the field. Contractors are able able to create profile so that prospects can easily access their contact information and choose the best contractor for their job.
So are you interested in creating that dream home you’ve always wanted, but don’t know where to start?
Take a few minutes and visit www.mykukun.com, sign-up, and let your imagination begin to soar.
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