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Kara Sewell: Thumbtack: Bathroom Makeover

(Photo: Kara Sewell, FOX19 NOW) (Photo: Kara Sewell, FOX19 NOW)
(Photo: Kara Sewell, FOX19 NOW) (Photo: Kara Sewell, FOX19 NOW)
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Recently, we resigned our lease and decided to paint the bathroom.

I wasn’t a fan of the previous color and figured if we’re going to rent for at least another year let’s look at a something we love. My husband has a bad back (long story) and I have no painting skills so we decided to hire someone.

Thumbtack is my go-to source when I need work done around the house, guitar lesson for my husband or…you name it.

I had to share because I’ve used Thumbtack about half a dozen times and I’ve always been happy with the outcome. That being said, use your own judgment when hiring anyone to do major work around your house. Don’t just take my work for it!

Here’s how Thumbtack works: you enter what type of work you’re looking for, in our case interior painting, then you pop in your zip code; from there you check off all of the who, what, when, where and whys and boom…you get quotes!

Within 10 minutes I had half a dozen painters bidding my job. All of them wanted to come out and see the bathroom before giving me a firm number so we had out three we felt were reasonable and within 48 hours hired a painter named Bob.

We chose Bob because he was priced right, could do the work right away and early in the morning while we were at work. We immediately notified Thumbtack online so the bids would stop and now our bathroom is the spa we always wanted.

The best part, you can give reviews after the job is done so when you’re sifting through the dozen or so companies etc. who want to do your project you’re not going into the process blind.

For people who are blessed with DIY skills I applaud you please send some of your vibes my way!

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