Home Remodeling: Tips for Hiring a Contractor
Home remodeling is hot with landscape, kitchen and bathroom remodel Los Angeles leading the way. Home Remodeling is usually time consuming, depending on what you have in mind; it can take a weekend or months says Los Angeles landscape designer. It is a huge decision for every homeowner- where to start, how to start and when to start. Home remodeling is a financial investment that you can enjoy every day says kitchen remodel Los Angeles contractor. Being that remodeling is one of the most extensive projects you can take on, you need to know you’re hiring the right kind of contractor to do the job. According to Los Angeles kitchen remodel contracting company, it is important to follow these basic tips:
Get at least three different proposals and estimates, no matter the type of work. Three formal estimates will show you the highest, the lowest, and a "moderator" price—the one that most closely matches one of the other two. Chances are, the one that stands out as the over or under price is the one to avoid, either due to over-inflated pricing or inexperience, either or which could result in poor quality or drawn out work. Before hiring any contracting company, meet the general contractor; he/she will be the one managing the entire project—the buck truly does stop with them. Get all details in writing; don't leave it to a verbal agreement. Get drawings, and ask how the contract will be affected if the job goes over the projected amount. Chances are there will be unexpected things that crop up once the work has started: unanticipated pipes buried in walls; flooring that is uneven; rooms that are not quite square. Get a firm timetable, within 5 to 7 days, of when the project will be completed. Confirm start and end times for each day's work, and ask how workers will clean up after themselves after each day's work. Ask for several (3 to 5) references who will agree to speak with you about their satisfaction level with the contractor before starting your work. Any contractor worth their price will agree to this immediately. Ask to see credentials and ensure the contractor will be securing all necessary contracts, both local and/or county. Check with the Better Business Bureau to ensure there are no grievances filed with the contractor.