Congratulations, you’ve decided to move forward with you home remodeling project. The 9 get ready tips for your home remodeling estimate are listed below. The tips will help you prepare, organize, schedule a site inspection and review all estimates. The 9 tips below are reasonable requests to any professional remodeling contractor. Move forward with confidence, you are making reasonable requests of a professional contractor. The 9 get ready tips for home remodeling below will empower you and help you make the proper contractor selection for your project. I want to do, all I can to help you and our industry. Helping you, helps the industry.
1. See Your Home Vision
Look for examples of what you want. With the power of the internet, it is easy to review images of what you find pleasing. Find time to discover and record what you want with your home remodeling project. Documenting your vision will give you peace of mind. With your vision clear, you can now work toward a successful project. Remodeling projects cost money. Spend your home remodeling money wisely. Your money needs to get, what you want.
2.Document Your Vision
After you have collected some ideas, make a little sketch of your home. Let your imagination flow. It’s your vision, you can make it happen. As you assemble your home remodeling vision, be sure to collect the photos that please you. Take notice of the materials that appeal to you. As you envision your project, take notice of material finishes. Select the colors that provide you with the comfort you desire. In home remodeling there are a variety of styles. Some home remodeling styles are: Country Farmhouse, Modern,Cottage Charm, Contemporary, French, Mediterranean, Old World, Traditional, to name just a few. Be deliberate and work through this process. This process allows you, to get what you want! Isn’t that the goal? Upon completion, make a copies of your vision.
3.Contractor Abilities & Performance
Now let’s talk about the contractor. You need a true professional contractor. Your home remodeling project, depends on it. To find a true professional remodeling contractor, let me make some suggestions. Work to select the professional contractor you need. If you want a new bathroom, get a bathroom contractor. If you need a new addition, get an addition contractor. Need a basement, find the contractor who has this work in his portfolio. Some of these home improvement projects have an overlap and that’s okay. Just be sure to find the contractor who can provide the work you need done. You want your home remodeling project completed in a prompt, precise and professional manner. Your job, is to check out their ability and get what you want. You want to do all you can and make the best decision for you.
4.Where To Find Home Remodeling Contractors
Where can you find professional contractors? You can go to the Internet and search. You can go to the local supply house (building materials, tile shop, brick yard, roof center). Here the suppliers often provide a contractor board where we can posts our business cards. You can speak to the people at counter sales. They have a good understanding who is a leader in the industry. The counter sales team know, who are the good pay contractors. Good pay contractors are important for your home remodeling success. You can go to Facebook post a request for a great remodeling contractor. Ask your neighbor or friend for some contractor recommendations.
5.No Response Contractors
With 10 – 12 contractor candidates, it’s time to make some calls for a site inspection. Some contractors will not respond. No response is okay, you want to get down to 3 – 6 good home remodeling estimates. Some contractors are busy, less professional or are not interested. Either way, that’s okay, you have a list. Your goal is to gather 3 – 6 well written home remodeling estimates.
6.Request For Site Inspection
Now you have to schedule your site inspections. This is were it’s gets personal. Your contractor candidate will now visit your home to discover you unique site conditions and home remodeling requests. Remember it’s your money. You want to spend your money with the contractor who provides the best service. Best service includes includes follow up phone calls, on time site inspection arrivals, communication update (phone, text & email) and overall presentation of the company and the person. Be sure to record who you felt comfortable with. Which contractor was kind? Who listened to you? Who understands your vision? These are just a few questions to ask yourself.
7.Peace Of Mind
Home remodeling done right can take a few weeks. A few weeks of home remodeling, needs to provide you with peace of mind. Find the contractor who provides you with the peace of mind you deserve. The contractor, who is the active listener, takes notes and answers your questions, is a must have. At the conclusion of your site inspection, provide copies of the home remodeling vision. Ask for a specific date for your estimate. Make sure you ask the remodeling contractor to include a copy of their contractor license and insurance. Two weeks for a large addition, kitchen and bathroom remodeling estimate is reasonable.
With the work you completed beforehand, you should have 3 – 6 home remodeling estimates. Now sit down, in a quiet place and evaluate and compare each remodeling estimate. As you read each estimate, make sure the steps or results you want are outlined. I prefer a line item for each step of the remodeling project. Make sure, the contractor has worked hard to describe your vision in the estimate. Estimates that are unclear and lack detail get tossed immediately. The estimates that provide for a clear explanation of your project with a fixed price, move on to final contractor selection. With 3 – 6 home remodeling estimates of your liking, make one final request for references and photos of completed work.
9.Home Remodeling Contractor Selection
You are ready to make your remodeling contractor decision. By completing the work above, you can be sure to make a great decision. As the home owner, you provided information of your expectations, you met with professionals, you received well written estimates with a fixed price, you have a copy of the license, insurance, references and photos. With the completion of the 9 get ready tips for home remodeling, you can get what you want. Your time is now! Select the professional for your home remodeling project with confidence.