If you’re a mother who stays at home, then you have probably discovered various areas that you want to remodel. Instead of doing the work on your own, you can hire a contractor and receive an estimate today for the work that you want completed. Don’t hire the first person that you talk to as there could be someone more qualified and less expensive. There are a few tips to keep in mind so that you get the best work done in the home for your family.
Get as many recommendations as possible. Ask friends and family, and reach out to social media. Some companies will post their services on social media sites, so it might be a way for you to interact with someone while reading the reviews of the company before making a decision to talk to someone. You can also visit a local hardware store to see if there is anyone the business would recommend as there are usually companies who get their supplies from the store.
Once you find a few companies that you’re interested in working with, conduct a phone interview. Ask a few questions about the work that you want done, getting a feel for the overall attitude of the contractor. If the person doesn’t have the time to talk on the phone, then there’s a good chance that he won’t want to take the time to meet in person. Find out about references and if the company can tackle a remodeling project of your size.
When you have narrowed your options down to a few contractors, conduct an interview in person. This will give you more of a feel as to how the contractor operates and the demeanor of the contractor while interacting with others. Show the contractor the job, and pay attention to whether he seems like he knows what he’s talking about in regards to materials and the method of completing the work. Ask for estimates, and try to see if one contractor will budge any on the price compared to others. When you have made your selection, get everything in writing about the estimate so that the contractor can’t change any details.