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Do you want to do some renovations and remodeling in your home or apartment but don’t have the skills? If this is the case, you will need to hire a contractor who is experienced in home remodeling projects.
My grandmother just had her whole home remodeled. Well, actually they are still working on it and it has been almost 2 months since they started. It is looking AMAZING, though!
She has a good contractor, but finding a good one is much easier said than done. Not all contractors are created equal, so finding a good one can sometimes be a long process. However, this does not always need to be the case. So how do you find a good home remodeling contractor or property refurbishment company? Here are some tips that can get you on your home remodeling journey ASAP.
1. Ask for home remodeling recommendations
The best place you will be able to get recommendations for something as important as a remodeling contractor is by asking people you know and trust. By asking your family and friends, you will know right away that these people do not have any ulterior motives or vested interest in who they recommend to you. They have your best interests at heart and they want you to hire the best contractor possible. Therefore, you can believe what they tell you.
If your family and friends do not have a home remodeling contractor they can recommend, ask some of the people at your job or who live on your street.
Nextdoor is also a great place to ask! It is like Facebook but for your neighborhood. It is a great way to stay informed about what’s going on in and around your neighborhood.
2. Look online
Nowadays, you can find just about anything online, including a contractor. There are many websites which provide reviews of contractors and people in other professions.
People leave comments which talk about their experience with various contractors. After reading many of these reviews, you should be able to get an idea as to who the good home remodeling contractors are and who you should stay away from. Once you have compiled a list of potential candidates, you can start making some calls.
3. Check their backgrounds
In order to make a final determination of who you should hire, there are some important things you will need to find out about every contractor you are thinking about hiring. For starters, check to see if they currently hold a valid contractor’s license in your state. If they do not have a valid license, move on to the next contractor.
You will also need to make sure the contractor is properly insured. This will ensure you are protected in the event that the contractor causes damage to your home. Lastly, how long has the contractor been performing renovations? Ideally, you want to find a contractor with at least five years of experience in the home remodeling business.
These tips will help you be on your way to finishing that project you’ve been dreaming of. Without the sweat!
Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.