Home improvement often means hiring a contractor. It is important to choose the right individual or company to complete the work. The right contractor will provide quality work at a fair price.

Brain Storm
The first step homeowners should take is to create a detailed assessment of the work they would like to have done and their expectations for this work. Does a bathtub need replacing, or does the entire bathroom need renovation?

Get Bids
Bids should be sought from several reputable companies to gain perspective on the cost of the project. Homeowners should be wary of choosing the lowest bid offered on a home improvement project. A lowball bid may indicate that the contractor is underestimating the amount of work that needs to be done or that may be using inferior materials. Conversely, a very expensive bid doesn’t always equal quality.

Vet the Contractor
Ask for references to find out how satisfied the contractor’s previous customers have been with their projects. Finally, it’s important to vet the company and request to see proof of insurance. Workers’ compensation is required by law in most areas, but general liability insurance is recommended to cover any accidental damage during the build project.

Choosing the right contractor to work with will help ensure that the job is done right and at a fair price. Good communication between yourself contractor will ensure that you end up with a job well done.