Considerations for Hiring a Phoenix Home Remodeling Contractor (Part 1 of 4)
This blog post is the first of a 4-part series that will describe how to hire a Phoenix home remodeling contractor.
Homeowners decide to take on a Phoenix home remodeling project for a variety of reasons. They may have outgrown their house and need more space. They may need to spruce things up to sell in a competitive market. Or, an update from old to new may be in order for the homeowner’s pleasure.
In the “should I stay or should I go” scenario, home remodeling remains a viable alternative to moving your life to another location. According to industry experts, choosing to remodel makes sense if the improvements are less than 30 percent of your home’s value. You can get another room in your house, update a bathroom or kitchen, or create an outdoor living space without the upheaval caused by selling, buying and moving to a new home.
Although remodeling can be an attractive choice, it also comes with some pitfalls…if you don’t hire the right contractor. Selecting the right Phoenix home remodeling contractor from the get-go means your project won’t fall into the “remodeling nightmare” category.
Heed the following advice in these three areas when hiring a Phoenix home remodeling contractor and you’ll be one of the many remodeling success stories.
Define your project and your budget
To get the best results from your Phoenix home remodeling project, it’s critical you translate the details to paper. You may be able to visualize what you want, but a remodeling contractor can’t always see through your eyes. Or, if you don’t have a clear picture of your project, how can the contractor deliver as expected?
Before interviewing potential contractors, make sure you thoroughly understand the work you want done, the end result you want to see and the job quality you expect. Visit show rooms, building materials stores and model homes. Look through magazines and web sites to get ideas. Then translate this all to your project scope and requirements list.
Once you have a good picture of what you want, you need to figure out how much it will cost. Homeowners commonly underestimate remodeling costs and may be disappointed when they have to scale-down their dream project. So, it’s better to know upfront what your ideas will cost and see if it fits within your budget.
This initial phase of your project may take some time, but it will benefit you and your project in the end. You’ll streamline the rest of the project if you realistically match your desires and expectations to your budget (or vice-versa).
For more information about hiring a Phoenix home contactor, contact Republic West.