Selecting a contractor for home renovations can be stressful and tedious. Home contractors with large showrooms and flashy advertising are not always what they seem. It is important to dig deep and research anyone you are considering for your home renovations. Here are some tips to help you get started:
Licenses and Insurance
You want to make sure all those working on your home renovations and/or kitchen remodeling project have proper licenses and insurance. There are numerous remodeling contractors that don’t even have a business license, let alone insurance. This can result in significant issues should someone get hurt on the job or perform substandard work. Houston Remodeling is owned and operated by Tim Lassiter, a second-generation Master Trim Carpenter. The business is properly licensed and insured.
How long have the remodeling contractors you are considering been in business? There are numerous fly-by-night home contractors who are here today and gone tomorrow. Whether you are doing a kitchen remodel or full home renovations, you want to deal with home contractors that have a proven track record and longevity in the area. Houston Remodeling has been providing home renovations for clients throughout Houston and surrounding areas for more than 20 years.
References/Better Business Bureau
Many remodeling contractors feature testimonials on their website. However, if you really want to know what their clients think of their work, you should ask for references and check with the Better Business Bureau to see if any complaints have been filed against them. You should also check online reviews for any home contractors you are considering.
Attention to Detail
This may seem obvious, but you would be surprised at how many remodeling contractors do not take the small details into consideration. For instance, when remodeling and designing a kitchen, there needs to be enough space for the cabinet doors to open without the handles hitting a wall or appliance. The tile backsplash starts at a certain end. Trim joints need to be out of regular view. You need to make sure any remodeling contractors you use to pay attention to even the smallest of details. Otherwise, you or your friends will see these minor mistakes, now or in the future and they pile up as well as regrets.
Don’t gamble with your home renovations. Be sure to do your homework and thoroughly investigate any remodeling contractors you are considering. Houston Remodeling is proud of our longevity, proven track record, and exemplary reputation. We are happy to meet with you and answer any questions you may have. Give us a call today!