How to Choose a Remodeling Contractor

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We at Palm Beach Premier Remodeling understand why hiring a professional Bathroom remodeling contractor or kitchen remodeling contractor can be overwhelming. With so many contractors promising all sorts of outcomes and the horrifying stories from customers, you might wonder who perfectly suits your needs. But with us, this shouldn’t be intimidating. Whether you have a big or small remodeling project, we can help. This article provides you with a checklist to help you get the right remodeling expert.

Shop Around

Before you even think about getting a remodeling expert, identify your needs first. Some remodeling contractors specialize in large scale remodelings, while others only handle smaller projects. Once you’ve understood your requirements, try to look around for the pricing of materials to put together a rough budget estimation.

The next step is to look for a remodeler in light of your needs. Consider hiring contractors with a successful history, who is insured, and accredited.

Interview Several Contractors

Once you’ve got a few potential contractors, it’s time to narrow down on two or three and interview them. You want to know if they are capable of handling your project, for how long, and if they have permits for the project. Ensure they sound professional and are assuring quality results. And because they’ll be coming into your space, ensure you like them and comfortable to be around for your family.

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Get a Quote for Your Project

Contractors should be well trained and have the experience to provide you with an almost accurate quote for your project. The price quote should entail the labor costs as well as the materials. While the pricing of different contractors will vary, you don’t want to hastily go for the cheapest option. Do a little digging into their background and compare the pricing of similar projects in your area before determining who’s suitable. Terms of payment will also help you pick a contractor. Some will need you to pay for everything upfront, while others will accept payment in installments.

Hiring a Remodeling Contractor

Once you’ve made your choice, put everything in writing, and append both your signatures. Often, contractors have pre-written contracts that might require you to fill spaces. Ensure you read what’s on the agreement to be sure you are signing against what you’ve agreed. The paperwork should include pricing and payment terms. Each of you should have a copy of the contract so you have legal recourse in case things go south. No professional will have a problem having a written contract because this protects them as well.

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Remodeling Contractor – 10 Things They Want You to Know

Once you’ve got a contractor and signed a contract with them, you immediately start a relationship that’s going to last as long as the project is incomplete. Contractors would love to do their work in peace and smoothly as possible to deliver quality results. Here are ten things we always want you to know as a project owner:

1. Communicate your worries and concerns – Communication is a foundation of a good relationship. Therefore ask questions, raise your concerns and worries without fear. Our teams are experienced and knowledgeable to answer whatever remodeling question you might have.

2. Introduce new ideas before the project starts (not midway) – Before we embark on your remodeling project, you should speak freely about any new ideas and changes you might need so that we can integrate them into the process or advise you accordingly.

3. Allow us to do the whole job – Some homeowners think doing part of the project themselves saves money. While this might work in some situations if you have the expertise, it’s not always advisable.

4. If you need adjustments or changes different from the initial agreement, expect additional responsibility or delays for the project to complete.

5. Permits and weather might cause delays – Some things are out of our control as contractors and might cause inconveniences as we work. These are often government permissions and weather. So, be patient in case weather or government bureaucracy stands in the way.

6. Unforeseen circumstances require your understanding – For instance, walls and floors might bring about surprises. We might encounter termite infestation or any other complications. If this happens under our watch, we tell you right away and advise you accordingly.

7. Stating your budget is a good thing – If you choose a reputable remodeling contractor like Palm Beach Premier Remodeling, you shouldn’t worry about being overcharged. If your initial budget is above our price quotation, you stand a chance to get better finishing and customization per your desires.

8. Prepare for the Remodeling – A remodeling process must interrupt your normal life for as long as the project will last. You, therefore, need to secure your valuables and move some stuff. You also need to take care of children and pets during the remodeling process.

9. Mistakes might happen – Something could go wrong during a remodeling process but what matters is the response of the contractor afterward. Communication throughout the process will easily help us get through the obstacles.

10. If you are in charge of the supplies, you are responsible for them – If you decide to buy materials, it’s up to you to make sure they are suitable for the job. If the contractor runs short of anything or part of the stuff doesn’t fit right, you’ll need to replace them and pay the remodeling expert their wasted time.

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2 Responses

  1. You made a good point that you should look around for a contractor that’s willing to put on paper what they plan to do on the remodeling project. My friend wants to make his home look more contemporary, but he’s not sure where to start. Maybe reaching out to one of these experts is a great idea!