Have you spent months, maybe even years, looking through all of those interior design catalogs? Yearning for the day when the house you bought can finally become your dream home? Well with the help of the right renovation company, that fantasy can finally become your reality!
If you bought your home because you loved the skeleton, but imagined you’d get that kitchen remodel you always wanted; than renovation is definitely the way to go! Imagine FINALLY having that kitchen/bathroom/basement etc. that you’ve been dreaming about your whole life. The first and biggest step is choosing your renovation company, and this is not something that should be done lightly!
So we’ve decided to give you a hand by compiling a list of the most important things you should consider when trying to choose which remodeling company should be the one to help make your dream come true!
- Make Sure the Team Has the Proper Certifications
This tip is pretty straightforward, make sure that the contractor you choose is fully licensed and certified to do the work that is being promised to you! The same goes for any trade workers that the company may use, these people should be licensed as well! This also will ensure that the company you are choosing is legitimate and qualified to do the work.
Check that they’re licensed and insured for both liability and workers compensation. This is important for two main reasons; the first being that if anything unfortunately were to go wrong during your installation it is at the cost of the contractor and not you! Second it is important because it ensures that insurance is also provided for the workers, just in case any accidents do happen while on the job, you know they’re covered. The last thing you need is a disgruntled worker coming after you while you’re trying to enjoy your newly finished dream home!
- Read Up on Reviews
You wouldn’t want to spend all the time and money that it takes to renovate your home without doing your research first would you?! The best way to see the quality of work a certain company is able to produce is by checking out how other people felt about them!
Look for any reviews you can find on the company, but be sure to read multiple reviews and take into consideration the ratio of good to bad reviews before passing a fast judgement! Not all negative reviews are directly correlated to the businesses body of work and could have just been a miscommunication. So be sure to do your due diligence when reading testimonials!
(If you’d like to read some of ours you can check out our testimonial page HERE!)
- Compare Costs
Of course when it comes to something like remodeling and creating your dream home, spending a fair amount of money is a given, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t shop around a bit and compare different company prices! When doing this be sure to cross reference the costs with the quality of work being performed.
Don’t be fooled and go with the first fancy layout you see, some companies may prey on the type of people who just go with the first contractor they find and therefore may have jacked up their prices! You want to go for the team who promises the highest quality… at the most reasonable prices!
- Ensure Their Style Matches Your Vision
When choosing your remodeling company it is important to keep the style and aesthetic that you want to achieve for your home in mind. While looking at different companies, compare previous jobs they have done to the style that you envision for yourself!
Whether your dream kitchen is Modern, Minimalist, Contemporary or any of the many other beautiful design styles, you want to make sure that the company you choose is willing and able to not only understand your fantasy but also flawlessly recreate that vision for you!
- You Want to Have Chemistry
You may be thinking, “why in the world would I need to have chemistry with my renovation company?” But hear me out on this one. Not only will these people be the ones literally making your dream home a reality, but they will also likely be spending a lot of time in your home while they make that happen! You’ll want to be able to work closely with them and speak to them on a regular basis in order to make sure everything is going exactly as planned.
Now imagine trying to communicate with people you can’t stand being around or who aren’t willing to hear you out about any comments or concerns you may have… while in your own house, no thank you!
There you have it! The most important things for homeowners to look out for when choosing their renovation dream team! Now that we’ve given you our best secrets about how to make that critical decision, let me tell you a bit about our company! Here at Under The Sun Home Renovations LTD. We believe that renovations are all about turning your house into a HOME. We spend a lot of time ensuring that we fully understand all of our clients needs and vision, it is imperative to us that we help make all of your home design dreams come to life! Our design architect has been in the business for 18 years and renovations and remodelings have been the main focus of his career; so we can assure you that we will check off all 5 of these boxes and more!