Selecting the best contractor for your bathroom remodeling project can be an overwhelming task. Remodeling your bath is not only going to cost a lot of money but if it isn’t done properly you could be stuck with a room you really don’t like. It takes a bit of research to find the company you can trust for your renovation project. Here are several things to consider that can make your job of finding your contractor go smoothly.
1. Get A Referral
Knowing someone who has had work done and are happy with it may be the easiest way to find the qualified professional you want to handle your bathroom renovation. Ask your family, friends, neighbors, or coworkers about the work they had done and how happy they were with their contractor. If they had a positive experience, find out if they would use that same contractor in the future.
2. Look at Their Qualifications
When you get a recommendation, you should still do some preliminary research before deciding on the contractor. Make sure the remodeling contractor you are considering holds all the necessary licenses for your area. It’s also a good idea to see if they are certified by any professional associations such as the National Kitchen & Bath Association and so forth. Make sure your contractor is experienced and qualified to handle the tasks you want to be done regardless of their certifications.
3. Have A Personal Interview
Once your list of potential contractors has been narrowed down, set up an appointment to meet with them in person. Make sure that you ask plenty of questions and get suggestions on your project. The feedback you get will be extremely important in getting the best results for your bathroom remodel. This meeting will also be your first point of reference for how future communications will go for the rest of your renovation.
4. Check References
Ask if it will be possible to see some of the contractors’ other projects. You have probably already checked out their website and looked at their work but photos don’t always tell the entire story. If you have determined that you do indeed like their portfolio, ask for references.
5. Get Everything in Writing
The last step after choosing your remodeling contractor is to thoroughly go through the final paperwork. Examine the contract to ensure that it’s fair and make sure that it includes everything you asked for. Remember that when you hire your remodeling contractor, you are purchasing a service from them and not a product. The contract you sign is a legally binding agreement, don’t just sign it. The quality of their service should match the quality of the final results so you may even consider taking the contract home first so you have time to read it and can sign it in confidence. If everything checks out to your satisfaction, sign on the dotted line and your bathroom remodel is underway.
We hope that these tips have been helpful and if you could use more advice or information don’t hesitate to contact us. We’ll be happy to help.