Because every home improvement project is unique, finding a trustworthy remodeling company is not always easy. If you are thinking of a home addition, room renovation, or remodeling rooms like your kitchen or bathroom, there are several steps that you can take that will help ensure that you choose the right company for your project.
Here are a few essential tips:
Have A Detailed Plan
The first step in any custom remodel is having an accurate and detailed plan of what work you would like to get done. Within this plan, you will need to clearly understand your project’s scope and be aware of current prices for labor and materials. The more specific your goal is, the easier it is for you to find the right remodeling contractor for your job.
Part of your plan should be a cost estimate. This will help you stay within your budget during your remodeling project. Remember, though, that this is just an estimate, and you should plan an additional 10% to 20% cushion for unexpected expenses that will could come up during your home remodel.
Select a Remodeling Company
Once you have an idea of the scope and details of your project, you will need to find a contractor specializing in the kind of remodeling services you would like done. Do your homework. Look at the company’s references and see if they are highly recommended by their clients. Check their website and look for pictures of their previous projects. By looking at their past work, you may be able to see if they are a good fit for your home.
It is important to ask your contractor how long they have been in business and to call their references. While a new contracting company isn’t necessarily unqualified, working with a professional that has years of experience can give you peace of mind and make your project run smoothly. Check also to see if they have any additional accreditations and their rating with the Better Business Bureau.
Sign a Contract
Once you have found the right remodeling company, you’ll need to negotiate a contract. This will include the contractor’s business and contact information and their credentials, such as insurance and licensing information. It should also include details of the work that is to be done, terms of payment, and permits the contractor is required to pull. It is crucial that the contract also spells out how any changes to the project are to be made, a process for how disagreements are to be handled, and a termination clause that protects both parties.
Your contract should have a payment agreement and may require that a down payment is made before the remodeling company will add you to their schedule. This down payment will help ensure that the project moves forward without issues.
Corso Construction has been in the renovating and remodeling business for over 30 years, and we also have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. We serve Tucson and surrounding areas. We are dedicated to creating beautiful spaces while providing top-notch customer service.