Steps to Follow when Looking for a Home Re modeler
At times a homeowner requires a complete make-over of the kitchen and the bathroom. The make-over includes change or replacement of appliances, tiles, cabinets, etc. It should not be a daunting task to get a reliable construction company to remodel your kitchen or bathroom. Below is a highlight of steps to follow when looking for a construction company.
Visit homes in the neighborhood. You may be wanting to remodel any of the two rooms but you have no idea where to start. Modern homes that have recently been constructed or remodeled could also provide an idea of what to have in your new kitchen or bathroom. You can also get contracts of the construction company that has done the works in the homes you visited.
House constructing companies also organize home expos where they display their works. At the exhibitions, you will find several kitchen and bathroom models. You can also invite contractors to visit your house and give more ideas of how you can remodel your bathroom or kitchen. There are companies that also conduct home improvements seminars to home owners. The seminars are meant for educating the home owners on various styles of improving their homes.
Before you hire the construction company, conduct a search to know more about the company. Look at the re modeler’s website, social media pages or any other platform where you can find information. From the website or social media, you will find previous projects the company has carried out. Check at the reviews and testimonials provided by previous homeowners, whether positive or negative. Ensure the construction company has all the relevant licenses from the relevant authorities. Hire a company that has employed qualified technicians to do the job. Remember that using a company with unskilled technician will cause losses to you home.
Invite a few construction companies to do a quote. Inviting a big number of re-modelers to come and quote will not only confuse the home-owner but also become time-consuming. When the company come to access the bathroom or kitchen, provide all the details of what you need done, and emphasis on your expectations. You will know a good technician by the kind of he or she will provide, on the dos and don’ts during of the whole remodeling process.
Examine the quotes and pick the one you feel is best suited to do the job. Do not necessarily look at the least quoted figure, but consider the details of the quotation, such that warranty on materials used during remodeling and appliances. Scrutinize the contract that the company has prepared and judge whether it’s fair and balanced. The contract should not favor the contractor or oppress you the client, in any way. Also ensure all important details are highlighted in the contract; time schedules, terms, and mode of payment, scope of work, etc.
Sign the contract only when you feel all the details are in order, if not, request the company to amend where necessary.