When you’re getting ready to remodel a bathroom or kitchen, the most difficult part of preparing your home is often selecting the right contractor for the job. Your contractors will be working with you for the next several days, weeks, or even months. You are investing a lot of time, money, and confidence in this company, so it’s important to find people you trust.
That’s why we’ve put together this guide of 3 important questions we think you should ask before you start. Don’t sign any contracts or start on the job before you’ve had a thorough Q&A with your prospective contractors!
#1: Are You Licensed and Insured for the Work?
This is one of the most important things to look for in any contractor, as it protects you from fraud and it protects your home. Keep in mind that “insured” may be called by another name—bonded. This simply means that the contractor has purchased a surety bond—a policy that protects the homeowner. Make sure that your home is protected and do not hire an amateur for the job!
#2: Who Will Be On-Site Throughout the Job?
Confirm that someone you trust will be there to do the job. Find out whether the contractors plan to work with a team of their own or to hire out the work to subcontractors. Make sure that any and all subcontractors will be supervised. Finally, find out how much time the contractors are willing to devote to your home, and do not hire those who don’t plan to keep supervisors on the job throughout their time (although short vacations are usually fine).
#3: Can I See Your Portfolio?
Of course, you shouldn’t hire any contractors without first having a look at some portfolios. You want to work with someone who is flexible on the job, versatile, and talented. Take a look at rooms like yours (don’t look at kitchen pictures if you’re remodeling a bathroom, for example) and find some images you like. Ask for references if necessary.
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