Working With A Contractor

4 Tips To Simplify The Process

There are millions of contractors and approximately half a million different remodeling businesses across America.

So how are you supposed to choose the one that is right for you?
Don’t worry, it’s completely normal to feel overwhelmed during this process. We’re here to help.

Today, we will discuss 4 simple tips to simplify the process. Our goal is to make it so that you can worry about bringing your space to life, instead of picking up the pieces.

1. Make Sure You Receive a Detailed Estimate

One of the most common problems homeowners run into with contractors is, lack of clarity on the scope of work to be performed. When you don’t have a detailed estimate, outlining precisely what they will and will not be doing, it can become a huge cause of argument and confusion. It is also a great idea to ask your contractor this simple question, “To complete this project, what other work will I need to get handled outside your scope?”. Many contractors are happy to, not only answer that question, but also provide referrals to other qualified tradespeople or companies they’ve worked with in the past.

 

2. Determine What Project Metrics are Most Important to You

Clients often have different needs for their projects. Some clients are focused on speed, others on price, and others on quality. It’s crucial to determine what is most important and least important to you. It can also help to communicate what is critical for you from the first conversation with any potential contractor. Many will tell you what their typical timeline or price point looks like, and it can certainly help narrow the search.

3. Get Multiple Estimates

One common misconception is that getting multiple estimates is specifically for price shopping. That could not be further from the truth. Even if money doesn’t matter to you at all, it’s important to meet with multiple contractors. Some of them may give you more qualified insight into the plans of the others, some of them may recommend layout changes that you and the other contractors never even considered, and some, simply, may just be who you feel the most comfortable with.

4. Research Your Contractor

We live in a time when researching contractors is easier than ever. Utilize the opportunity. Look at their online reviews and, if they have bad ones, read them and decide for yourself if the complaints are indicative of potential problems with the contractor. Also, search multiple platforms. Most reputable contractors will be visible online in more than one place.

The difference between the right contractor and the wrong contractor is HUGE!
We hope the tips listed above are useful in helping you choose the right fit.
Best of luck with your project!

There are many more ways to make your bathroom stand out, but we hope this served as an excellent start!

We hope we’ve done our part to make your next remodel go smoothly
Good luck on your journey and be sure to view our other blog posts here

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