Remodeling your home takes money, obviously, but it also takes a certain amount of hutzpah because what should be a dream can so quickly turn bad.
With a little forethought and planning you can avoid the nightmares and live in the house of your dreams.
Choosing a contractor is as serious as choosing your spouse
Think about it, you need to select someone you trust and is attractive (no, not that way) and then you have to live with the results for a long time. You better make a good decision.
Can you be your own project manager?
If you are home remodeling columbia sc one of the first things to ask yourself is do you want to manage this project or do you want someone to do it for you?
There’s a lot of juggling to do perhaps multiple contractors, maybe a plumber and an electrician as well as the builder. Are you good at doing these things or should a professional do it?
Whether you choose a Construction Company or a Design-Builder the difference is who manages the project
Make sure you meet face-to-face
You can weed out contractors on the phone, but when it comes to the two or three who you think might be the one, make sure you meet them face-to-face. You get lots from direct interaction that just doesn’t come over on the phone.
Check them out
If they’re proud of their work they will be happy to show it to. Ask for references and to see past work.
Insurances and a Contract.
Make sure to check that your contractor has all the necessary insurances; state, building workers’ comp etc. Once you’re ready, get it down on paper. Plain and simple it’s just good business.