You might have been thinking about a home remodel for some time now. You may have a kitchen remodel or a bathroom remodel you’re finally ready to start but how do you find the right home remodeler?
That’s a great question and thankfully, the answer isn’t that complicated. You have to do some homework – referrals are so important – but it takes just a few considerations to find the right home remodeler for your project.
How to Find the Right Home Remodeler
Referrals – Getting referrals is the most important part of finding the right home remodeler for your project. Word of mouth is the best way to go. Talk to friends and family who’ve recently done a home renovation and ask them if they’d recommend the contractors they used. Ask then what made working with the remodelers a positive experience and what they would do differently. Did the remodelers respond to their questions in a timely manner? Was communication between the contractor and the homeowner open and easy going or was it difficult to connect with them? These are just some guestions you should ask when getting referrals.
Licensed and Insured – You may get a great referral from a friend or family member, but if the company isn’t licensed and insured you’re best to keep looking. If anything goes wrong you want to be assured the company you hire will manage the situation. Those who aren’t licensed and insured are risky bets. If a contractor asks you to pull a permit you should find someone new asap.
References – Once you’ve narrowed down your search for a remodeling contractor you’ll want to check their references. Ask for names of people who have used their services and talk to them. While you’re at check to see their profile on the Better Business Bureau as well as the National Association of Home Builders.
Interview – Now it’s time to meet with the remodelers. You may interview some top notch remodelers with great credentials and referrals, choosing one might come down to the right fit. All things being equal – experience, cost, referrals, etc… you might choose someone based on how well you like them. And that’s ok. You’re going to be spending a fair amount of time with your remodeler so it’s a good idea to like them.
Finding the right remodeler for your home remodel doesn’t have to be a scary. If you do your homework you’ll find the perfect home remodeler for your home remodeling project.