Wednesday, May 13, 2015
How to Find the Right Contractor for Your Project
Want to give your kitchen a modern update? Dying to redo your laundry room or finally turn your basement into a family room? You’ll need to hire a contractor, even if you’ve vowed to handle some of the renovations yourself. Here’s how to find the best contractor in your area.
1. Understand the warnings of a bad contractor. You should never feel pressured to make a decision before you’re ready. Also, a contractor should accept various methods of payment, not just cash. Lastly, if the contractor suggests skipping getting a building permit, that should be a red flag that you’re not working with someone dependable.
2. Check out review websites to see which local contractor is highly recommended. If a lot of people give the same type of review, whether positive or negative, chances are that you’ll have a similar experience. Check out the Better Business Bureau which should have reviews of home contractors.
3. Before making a final decision, compare bids. You should have a minimum of three bids from contractors you’re seriously considering. In order to get those bids, the contractors should survey your property in person. When checking out the bids, look at their plans and the materials they’re planning on using.
Even if you don’t plan on putting your house on the market any time soon, you should still make sure the renovations are done as best as possible.