The idea of remodeling can be a very scary process for a homeowner. It can become overwhelming with all of the decisions, options and choices that you as the homeowner will need to make. The first step towards accomplishing your home remodeling goals is choosing the right contractor for you.
Finding the Right Contractor for Your Kitchen & Bathroom Remodel
As a homeowner you will need to do a little homework. Find out some information on your “potential” contractor and make sure you ask the right questions.
- The first mistake that homeowners make is not getting referrals. Talk to people in your community that you know and trust. Check local listings on Houzz, the company’s website testimonials, ask realtors and even people you work with. Ask your contractor whether they have completed any projects in your area or surrounding neighborhoods, and ask if you could possibly talk with that homeowner.
- Verify their contractor’s license. Make sure they are in good standing with the state, and ask for a picture I.D. and for a certificate of insurance (not only for your records, but for your protection as well). You want to hire a company that has good management practices and takes your money and business seriously. If your contractor offers kitchen design services, ask if the designers are certified with the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA).
- Ask to view any current projects under construction that are similar to your project or style if possible. Take a look at the construction site — is it up to your standards?
- Check your contractor’s reference list. Are the clients happy? Were any problems handled in a timely manner? How was the communication between the client and contractor/designer? These are very important questions to start thinking about when deciding on the contractor for your project.
Choose a Gainesville Kitchen Designer
When it comes to realizing your kitchen design or bathroom ideas, don’t be afraid to say “no” to contractors that won’t be a good fit for you, your project or your budget. At Quality DesignWorks, our design-build process is unparalleled and we are happy to provide you with the information you need to determine if we are a good fit for your kitchen remodeling or bathroom remodeling project.