Finding a reliable contractor is just like interviewing candidates for a job vacancy. You need to ask them questions to find out if they possess the required knowledge and skill set, are easy to work with and are capable of delivering the results you’re looking for. After all, projects involving a bathroom or custom kitchen remodel can require significant investment. This is why it’s crucial that you’re comfortable with your choice.
At the very least, your remodeling contractor should licensed and insured, and is able to provide you with a list of references you can check out to gauge their capabilities. With the basics covered, you are now ready to move on to asking your contractor these more in-depth questions:
What’s our project timeline?
A timeline doesn’t simply indicate when your design bathroom or kitchen remodeling project will begin and end. It should also outline day-to-day work and all the applicable deadlines or milestones. Having an organized, detailed overview of what’s happening will allow you to determine whether your remodeling project is on track or falling behind.
What precautions will be taken to keep my house and valuables safe?
It’s also important to ensure your contractor is ready to protect your property, no matter what. A reliable contractor has all the equipment necessary to keep your appliances, fixtures, landscaping and other valuables safe from damage during the construction. Before starting the project, ask them about their plans regarding protecting your electronic devices and everyday appliances. Don’t hesitate to offer suggestions but also listen if they have better solutions in mind.
How do you prefer to communicate?
A clear line of communication is vital when working with anyone, especially when it comes to home remodeling. With plenty of communication channels available these days, you may think your contractor will check all of them religiously, but that may not be the case. Before starting your project, check with them to see which platform they prefer and be sure to know how to contact them during emergencies. Doing so will save you save you a whole lot of headaches.
For all your remodeling needs, you simply can’t go wrong with Artistic Design Build, Inc., one of the most trusted custom home builders in the region. With over 20 years of experience, we can ensure a smooth, stress-free remodeling experience for you. Call us today at (301) 962-0123 to schedule a consultation. We serve residents in Potomac, MD and the surrounding communities.