Have the holidays left you feeling as though your home is too small or outdated? If you have started looking into remodeling your home, you’ll want to read these tips for hiring a contractor.
- Come up with a detailed plan. Before meeting with any contractors, it is important to come up with a detailed plan for what you want the space to look like. This will help the contractor envision the scope of work that is necessary and come up with specific pricing. If you have a list of finishes, fixtures, and appliances that you would like to use in your remodeled space, now is the time to share them. Total costs of projects can vary based off of those details, so choosing that before construction starts will save a lot of time and money.
- Make sure that you are working with an insured contractor. Prior to starting work, you need to be sure that your contractor is insured. Accidents happen in the construction world and working with an insured contractor is key.
- View examples of the contractor’s work. Contractors are typically referred to people by past clients. Even if you were referred by a friend or neighbor, it is still a good idea to ask to see examples of the contractor’s work.
- Conduct interviews with contractors. Your contractor will become your point person throughout the entire renovation and remodeling process. You should make sure that you can trust, get along with, and feel comfortable communicating with them. A good question to ask during the interview process is: How will unexpected issues be handled?
- Ask about a timeline. You should ask your contractor how long they think it will take to complete the project. In order to manage expectations, you should add an additional 8-10 weeks. There are many unpredicted events that occur on a jobsite, so it is best to prepare yourself for them before construction begins and anticipate a delay.
Morgan Contractors understands that home remodeling is an emotional and financial investment. We are well experienced in local building codes in New Jersey and work with only licensed and experienced partners. No remodeling job is too big or small; please contact us when you plan your next home improvement project.