What to look for in a Chicago Bathroom and Kitchen Remodeling Contractor
With any home construction process, especially with Bathroom and Kitchen remodeling, as a consumer, you must look into the many moving parts involved with finding the perfect contractor for the job.
Using these suggestions will help you hire the best possible contractor in Chicago for Kitchen and Bathroom Remodeling and reduce greatly any possibility of any nightmare scenarios.
An interview process.
Just like with selecting any professional for any job, you want to make sure that you select only the best contractor and one that is right for the job.
You don’t want to pick a remodeling contractor that specializes in just commercial when you need a specialist for a residential remodeling project.
Also, this is the best time to ask some vital questions. For a short list of questions, check out Five questions that you should ask a Chicago Remodeling Expert before you hire a contractor.
Portfolio of work done
Another aspect of vetting the Contractor suited for the job of your remodeling project is seeing the work that was done by them. If you are looking for a particular style and looking for great experience in the work done, ask to have them show photos of work completed.
Also ask them what style of construction that they do. Although the contractor can do some great vintage exposed brick/vintage design using modernized old world techniques, that doesn’t mean that their knowledge and expertise is suited for that kitchen that has sleek 42″ cabinets, wolf and subzero appliances and IOT devices. Always check on their previous work.
This is super important. All of the points I make up in this post are very important, however this one holds a lot of weight.
Always make sure that your contractors are licensed, insured, and have the credentials to ensure they can follow all procedures, safety protocols and are up to date on the craft. This is in order to bring you a safe and quality product throughout the project and at completion.
Look at Referrals
Ask your friends, family, and co-workers about the contractors that they have used in the past to bring their remodeling dreams to reality. The experience and work done can be a good reference and your folks would be very eager to show off the result of the renovation project.
Meeting the Foreman and the team
This would be a great opportunity to meet the team and at least the management that would be working on your Chicago renovation project. You can see how they work together, how they follow safety and construction protocols to get the job done.
Rating on websites such as Google Reviews, Yelp, Homeadvisor, etc.
Have a look at the ratings that their past customers have put on review websites such as Google, Yelp, Angie’s List, Homeadvisor, etc. You may have the one irrational reviewer that may throw off the vibe. However, if you do see a lot of positive reviews, then add them to your short list.
Do not be afraid to ask for references. Ask for them to send over at least 3-5 references for the particular type of project that you are looking to get done.
Ask questions and ask each reference for 10 minutes of their time and thank them when you are done.
Get everything on paper to review
For your project, make sure for one to get an estimate and if possible a fixed price list. This is so you know all of the costs, the materials, permits, labor and other associated concerns with a given project.
Clarify with the contractor what has to be done
Check and confirm with the prospective contractor on the scope of the renovation project. ensure that they sign off to protect yourself just in case the direction goes sideways.
Use a contract to protect yourself
Yes, you must use a contract, not only to protect yourself, but also guarantee that the work will be done by a certain time and usage of materials and budgets for labor will be in writing and agreed upon by the contractor and you.
Again, these are great suggestions for when you are looking for the best possible Remodeling Contractor in Chicago. However, may we make a strong suggestion to consider VRC Management for all of your Remodeling contractor needs. Call us today at 312 320 3838 for a brief phone consultation.