When you’re planning a home improvement project, we know how important it is to find the right contractor for your renovation.
To help with the process, here are a few key things to keep in mind to help you tackle the task and hire a professional that will get the job done properly!
Go with referrals
One of the best ways to find the right contractor for your renovation is to go with referrals. If you have a friend who’s recently had their home improved or your neighbour has extended their home, ask them if they would recommend their contractor. Many of our clients come from word-of-mouth referrals, which we believe is a great testament to our work as it shows our customers are satisfied with the end results!
Check their credentials
It’s important to have peace of mind when you’re trusting a team of contractors to work on your home, be in your home on a daily basis and make your vision come to life. When you’re getting your quotes and you’ve narrowed down your selection, a quick Google search will tell you about your prospective contractor’s credentials. You can also ask your contractor for proof (and if they get annoyed when you ask them this, this is a red flag!) as a good contractor will know that checking credentials is an important part of the process.
Find a contractor you click with
Chemistry is another important thing to keep in mind when you’re trying to find the right contractor for your renovation. Whether you’re planning a huge extension or a few small improvements, you want to click with your contractor and make sure you’re on the same page. Ask yourself, do you feel comfortable in their company? Do you feel as though they’re going to do the best job they can for your home? Do you feel like you can communicate easily? Feeling comfortable with your contractor is very important to get the best results.
Ask for opinions and expertise
You will no doubt run into hurdles of some kind during your project, and a good contractor will help to guide you through and offer their expertise. Don’t hesitate to ask your prospective contractor questions to get their opinion and ask what they think works better. You’ll no doubt seek their advice during the renovation, so feel free to ask questions. This is also a good way to check whether your and your contractor’s visions are well aligned. We encourage our prospective clients to ask questions, as we know how important it is for them to feel at ease and confident in their decision.
We understand how tough it can be to find the right contractor for your renovation, but we’re here to help! We’ve created two separate questionnaires to help you research a contractor for your upcoming project. Ask your friends, follow up with references, and then interview some contractors. We’ve included the right questions to ask, so that you’ll find the right contractor for your project. Click here to download your copy.
Reach out to us today to talk more about your home and see if we’re the right renovation specialists for your project.