Tip 3: Check References
Any quality home improvement contractor will provide a list of satisfied customers. Make sure you call them and listen to their experiences. Ask them what type of renovation they made, how long it took, if there were any unexpected expenses or time extensions, and if there was any disappointment with the final result. Try to choose a local professional, as a home improvement contractor will have a better feel for your unique needs.
Tip 4: Get Bids
Never interview just one contractor. After meeting several experts and detailing your plans, ask for estimates on the entire project from each of them. Though it may be tempting at first, ignore the lowest bid, especially if it’s considerably below the estimates of the others. Low bids often underestimate the amount of work required or the cost of materials.
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