Don’t be another “nightmare remodeling” story. Plan your remodel with a professional, and your home will be something of which you will be very proud. Here are four ways to evaluate your contractor.
Nothing is more important than feeling like your contractor understands your needs and concerns. You should always feel like you both are on the same page. This can avoid miscommunication and costly errors. This is a very important “secret” to a successful and enjoyable remodeling experience. Choose someone who will listen to you.
If you feel your contractor is trustworthy, the likelihood of a successful project is good. Check his references. Keep in mind that if your project will entail entrance into your home and you won’t be home during the day, the keys to your castle will be given to your contractor.
Get a detailed written proposal that shows what is included: Materials, costs, and the payment schedule.
Remodeling is an interruption to your normal lifestyle. If your project involves the kitchen, plan on eating a few extra meals out. Make this a fun time for the whole family.