Schneiderman writes tips to help homeowners hire the right contractor. The most improtant part I think to be stressed is make sure you have a written contract. Just a way to make sure you are getting the work done you thought you were getting done.
Just having what you verbally discussed on paper befroe the work begins helps keep honest people honest. Sometimes A homeowner or contractor may think something was said that maybe was or was not said.
Just get it in writing to avoid any misunderstandings when remodeling your home.