When a family decides to remodel their home it’s usually not something they settle on overnight. Rather, planning a remodeling project can take a lot of time. You need to evaluate your finances, decide what parts of your home you want to remodel, and perhaps most importantly, choose the right contractor. The quality of the project is directly linked to the quality of an interior remodeling company, their experience, and business practices. But good companies also charge more, which is why homeowners sometimes settle for less. In some cases this yields solid results, in other it can lead to a disaster. Inexperienced, shady companies are known to cut corners in order to offer competitive prices, which is why their interior remodeling projects begin to fall apart after a couple of years. Therefore, it’s up to you to choose an experienced and professional contractor who will ensure your home remodel is up to standards. In this article, we’ll share a couple of tips on how to choose the right interior remodeling company.
Ask for Recommendations
The best way to start your search for an interior remodeling company is to ask around and find out if any of your friends remodeled their home recently, and if so if they can recommend a company. If you find a company that might suit your needs, look them up online and check their online reviews.
Interview the Companies
Ideally, you should narrow your choices down to at least three different remodeling companies and ask for their quotes. Interview their representatives to find out how they plan on executing the project. This is also a great way to find out how open the company is to input. After all, it’s your home sweet home they are remodeling.
Find out What Services Their Offer Entails
When remodeling the interior, there’s a lot of steps to go through. Depending on the room you’re remodeling and the scope of the project, you may need a plumber or an electrician to reroute the pipes and wires. Ask the company if they do this in-house or if they outsource these tasks. Also, make sure to check the type of quality assurance they offer. A lot of contractors employ third-party quality assurance companies such as Xpera Group for an unbiased assessment.
Review their Credentials
When choosing an interior remodeling company make sure to review their credentials to make sure they are legitimate. Ask for their license number and find out if they have all the necessary state and local licenses as well as insurances. The contractor licensing department can confirm whether their license is up to date. Previous Projects A professional company should have a portfolio of completed projects you can look at. It should contain the photos of homes before and after the remodeling. Don’t be afraid to ask for contact information of their previous clients to verify they are satisfied after the project was completed. A company with nothing to hide will gladly share this information with you.
Ask for a Contract
Once you’ve finally settled on an interior remodeling company, you should ask for a written contract containing the estimated completion date, the total cost, their responsibilities and a warranty. It should also explain the remodeling process and procedures in detail so the company cannot make any last minute changes they may charge more for. The contract protects both the client and the company, which is why it’s in your mutual interest to make sure it contains all the information you may need