5 Things to Ask Your Contractor
Home remodeling is a great option that allows you to get the house you desire, without picking up and moving or starting from scratch. However, there are many precautions to take when remodeling, from thorough planning and budgeting, to finding a remodeler that fits your needs. Below are 5 suggested questions to ask a builder before you decide to hire them.
How much experience do you have with this kind of project? Your home remodeler may tell you they have years of experience, but that doesn’t mean they have years of experience on your job, specifically. You don’t want to find out mid-way that this is the first bathroom they’ve built from scratch.
Who does your design? If your contractor doesn’t have a specific go-to person for design, this means you may need to hire an architect in order for your project to be successful. Many builders, even talented ones, don’t have an eye for design, which can end up being a hassle when the door to your brand new kitchen pantry bangs up against the stove when you open it.
Where are you located? A contractor who doesn’t have to travel far to get to a job means they are likely to be more punctual and have a faster response time if any issues should arise.
How does my budget sound? Be sure to be upfront with a potential contractor about your budget, and how flexible it is. While many are uncomfortable talking about budgets, this will save a lot of stress and hassle for both parties involved.
How do you find your estimates? Every remodeler estimates differently; some offer very detailed estimates, while others ball-park. Understand a contractor’s pricing process before signing any contracts.
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