Ask your friends and relatives about their experiences with remodeling and whom they have hired.
Beware of Contractors that advertise price. There is no way to 100% accurately estimate your project site unseen. A detailed on-site inspection is the only accurate way to truly estimate. An online or verbal quote over the phone is only a way to get the ball rolling.
Is the Contractor you are considering hiring actually licensed? And if so, and are they licensed specifically in the area they are bidding on? Plumbers performing drywall repairs is just a bad as hiring drywallers to plumb a new kitchen sink. Also, be wary of handymen. There is a reason they are not an actual Contractor and the only way to know you are in good hands to to hire a General Building Contractor as they can, and are licensed….to do it all.
Do not choose a Contractor only because they present the lowest price. If you are considering only the lowest bidder, beware! Quality of materials and workmanship shows. And as the years go by, it will show even more.
Everything should be in writing and although many dislike spending the time to write up a contract, it is a fact that Contracts save confusion. A complete set of project specifications that you can understand is vital.
Follow through. An important part of remodeling is the feeling of confidence with the people you will be working with. Remember salesman and designers do not hold hammers. Insist on meeting the Project Manager that will be responsible for your remodel. If your contractor doesn't have a Project Manager…brace yourself and prepare for problems.
Get references and do your research before your remodel. Is the Company reputable and have good ratings or has nobody ever heard of them? One-man companies don’t have much to lose or a name to uphold. You are more likely to get good follow-up after a project with a company that is bigger but still treats every project and Client with respect.
Have patience. Do not be rushed into decisions. Take whatever time you need to feel completely comfortable with the Contractor you choose.
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