Picking the Right Person for the Job
Choosing the right contractor for your remodeling project is an important decision. How you evaluate contractors can dictate the success of your project.
Being thorough is a priority; pursuing details about who you’ll hire will benefit the entire remodeling project.
This will be the person working directly with you throughout the entire project. They will craft your home, re-envisioned, and ensuring they understand goals will save both time and money over the long haul.
Choose Wisely; Not All Contractors Are the Same
When seeking to hire a contractor, there are specific details to consider. These details will lead you in the right direction, your choice being the right person to help you bring your dreams to life.
- Itemization And Bidding: An itemized bid breaks down all aspects of the future work:
- Does the bid include the price of demolition and removal of all debris?
- Does the bid state the contract will include carpentry finishing, for example?
Be sure to find this out in advance and get it in writing.
- Fixed Price Versus an Estimate: A fixed price is always preferred from a homeowner’s point of view. An estimate can grow over the course of a project, the homeowner often unaware of the total costs.
- Local Contractors: It is perfectly fine, says houselogic.com, to ask a potential contractor, “How long have you been remodeling in this area?“
Getting an idea of a contractor’s local standing is a good indicator of reliability.
- References: Acquiring the references of a potential contractor will ensure that he/she is not brand new to the business or region and has established a proven client-base.
- Getting To Know the Project Foreman: The foreman, the person on-site daily, is someone you should meet and be able to contact directly. Be sure to introduce yourself, recommends Expertise. The foreman is the person with most of the answers to any question you might have.
- The Lowest Bid: Taking the lowest bid will not always ensure the cheapest price. Review any estimate based on the overall value in relation to the ordered work for the project, not the projected, final dollar amount.
- Negotiations: There is nothing wrong with negotiating prices in advance. Contractors are prepared to respond to this and are often willing to concede in order to retain your business. Everyone wants a good deal.
Protect Your Investment With A Quality Contractor
Choosing the right contractor for your remodeling project is vital. They will not only oversee the work, they’ll guide the entire process in order to deliver you a superior result.
Your home will rest directly in the hands of the contractor until complete; make sure to select the right individual for the job.
Based in Missouri and servicing both St. Louis and St. Charles Counties for over 20 years, Finnteriors Construction Services is a locally owned and operated, general-contracting business providing customers with exceptional service at fair and competitive prices.
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