So, you’ve made the decision to remodel your home, but there is one problem—you don’t know who to call. With the many options currently available on the market, it can become difficult to find a trustworthy provider who will renovate your space in a timely manner and for a competitive price. This guide will help you narrow down your search, getting you one step closer to the home of your dreams.
Questions to Ask a Renovating Professional
Asking friends and family for home renovation recommendations can go a long way and is a great starting point when beginning your search. Word of mouth recommendations are usually the best. However, if you are new to the area or don’t have any reliable suggestions, ask the following questions to providers before accepting any of their services:
- How many years of experience do you have?
- Have you worked on similar projects before?
- Who will be at the site and how will it be supervised?
- How long will a project like this take?
- When can I expect a written contract?
- Do you have liability insurance?
As you get to know the provider, you’ll get a good feel for who is dependable and will be able to carry out your project with success. Before signing any paperwork, ask to see some of their previous work to assure yourself that you are making the right choice. Additionally, you want to be sure that everything (quotes, the contract, payment terms) is put in writing.
We also want to stress that your selected contractor be licensed. This is the best and easiest way to judge their skill set and credibility. Check references and assure yourself there are not unsettled disputes before making anything final. You can usually visit your municipalities website to look at local records and confirm that the contractor completing your services is insured, bonded, and licensed.
Why You Should Hire an Expert
It may be tempting to do many of these projects or renovations yourself, but you need to distinguish between the tasks you can do and those you cannot. For instance, any DIY projects that involve electric, plumbing, or HVAC systems can be dangerous to do yourself. You could start a fire if installing an electrical system improperly or mess up your plumbing and end up with a flooded home.
While you want to have a structurally safe home before moving onto any cosmetic upgrades, hire a professional from the start when it comes down to these types of projects. It’s simply not worth the hassle since any small mistake can lead to a costly repair.
Qualities to Consider When Hiring a Contractor
When looking for a contractor or renovating company, you want to keep a few things in mind. There are many important qualities to look for, but some of the most important include experience, knowledge, and flexibility. You want to be sure you are hiring a full-service company that knows the ins and outs of home repair. Additionally, they should be knowledgeable in their craft and flexible with your schedule and needs. Your provider should know plenty about design and renovations.
By asking the questions we mentioned above, you will be able to get a clear idea of where the provider stands in terms of experience and knowledge. A reputable provider should be able to give you suggestions and thoughts on your desired project to maximize not only the result of your home but also to increase its value.
Consequently, they should communicate with you in a timely manner and be easily reached when you need them. Sometimes it can be hard to judge how reliable your contractor’s work is. Taking into consideration how they are communicating with you and if they answer all your questions are good indicators of the work they bring forward.
At Addstyle, we renovate, remodel, and extend your home to make your personal space more attractive. A leading provider in western Australia, we take pride in our quality services and cost-effective prices. Our clients can have peace of mind that they are receiving the best work in the area with only the most reputable and experienced contractors.
For more information about our company, previously completed work, or to receive a complimentary consultation, we invite you to contact us today.