You have made the decision to update your home. For many of us, doing it ourselves is not the best solution based on our time, our expertise, and knowledge of home improvement projects. Working with a well seasoned contractor becomes the smartest solution for your project. How do you choose the right person and company for your project and its scope? If you are choosing to remodel a kitchen or remodeling a bathroom, the first thought is contacting a kitchen and bath dealer. Or you are searching on-line, looking at websites, or you ask at work “who do you know that….?”. I have also known clients who have just looked down the street of their neighborhood and called the first sign they saw for remodeling. I can tell you that did not turn out well for them.
As a remodeling contractor and an interior designer, I highly recommend looking at photos of past projects, talking with past customers, and finally seeing the work completed. This gives you direct access to how the company performed, what worked and did not work for the past customer.
Does the contractor you are considering an expert in their field? Do they write articles and lecture on their profession and are they well know in the community? These are other qualities to consider in your selection process.
You may even want to ask your contractor what was the most difficult or challenging project they had in the last year and how they handled the problems. In Remodeling, unforeseen issues can arise and it is in how things are handled that will make the right contractor for you.
Another good resource for homeowners is Angie’s list and home shows. Both start to narrow down your list of general contractors to find the perfect fit for you.
Of course having a great plan of action before finding a contractor is in your best interest as well. Knowing what you want and having a clear visual plan for implementation will assist your contractor greatly.
A well established remodeling contractor, like Inner View, will provide you with team of experts to assist you with a project such as electrical, plumbing, drywall, and cabinets. You want to look for this quality as well in your company you select for your project.