Hiring a contractor to renovate or remodel your home is a big decision (or any part of your home for that matter). The company you choose to work with will be a part of your life for weeks or months to come. Their employees will be in and out of your home with access to private areas. You want to be sure you select the bathroom renovation contractor carefully, after doing research and reading some reviews.
We proudly present the top 5 things to do before hiring a bathroom contractor:
- Ask Around — Check in with friends, family and co-workers to see if they’ve used a reputable contractor in the past. Many contractors, like Trinity, work on a number of home projects (not just bathrooms). Although, that is not always the case. If someone refers you to someone who did their roof or did a minor home improvement project, don’t just assume they’re a good fit for remodeling your residential bathroom. They might be—but not necessarily.
- Read Reviews — Doing some simple Google searches can reveal a lot of helpful information about a contractor. In addition to the reviews on the company’s website, be sure to read the testimonials on other third party sites like Angie’s List, The Better Business Bureau, Houzz, Google and Yelp. The contractor has little to no control over the reviews posted on those sites so they’re generally very reliable.
- Narrow Down The List — There are likely many home contractors vying for your business in your area. After doing your homework, choose two or three that you’d like to pursue.
- Ask For References — After narrowing the list down to two or three contractors, ask each of them for references and make a couple calls.
- Obtain Estimates & Information — Meet with each company individually. Ask for specifics on everything from insurance to licensing requirements they might posses. Obtain a clear estimate including pricing details. Unclear on something? ASK! Now is the time to make sure you fully understand how the project will work. Any reputable home renovation company will take the time to sit down with your or chat over the phone to iron out any questions you may have.