Finding a remodeling contractor can be an overwhelming process at times. Whether you are looking for a bathroom remodel, kitchen remodel, or whole home renovation, there are a few things you should consider when choosing your Boise remodeler.
Nearly half of all remodeling contracts are the result of a client referral, according to the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI). Another 22 percent are word-of-mouth referrals.
Ask your family, friends, or coworkers for referrals for your next remodeling project. Reaching out on social media is also another great way to get opinions from your friends.
You can also check out online reviews on Google, Facebook, or other locations to see what past clients have said.
Ask for Certifications & Licenses
Remodeling contractors are required to have certain certification, depending on the state they are licensed in. Make sure to ask for those licenses, and any additional certifications they may hold.
A great way to find a remodeler is from your local NARI chapter. In Idaho, it is the National Association of the Remodeling Industry – Idaho Chapter. They will provide you a full list of members to help you find certified remodelers.
Also make sure they have liability insurance and worker’s compensation that will cover them in case anything happens to your home.
If a Boise remodeler is hesitant to get you this information, you should see it as a red flag.
Remodeling contractors in Boise should have no problem providing you a list of references, including name, contact information, and dates of the remodeling project. The references should be a combination of past clients, business contacts, and suppliers.
Some things to ask a remodeler’s references:
- Were the dates clear before the project started and did they finish on time?
- Did they stay within their defined time each day?
- What days of the week did they work?
- Was the pricing clear before the project started and did they stay within that budget?
Reviewing a remodeling project portfolio is important for many reasons, and one of the best ways to see the quality of work done by each company. You will be able to see their expertise in certain areas, including bathroom remodels, kitchen remodels, living room remodels, or whole house renovations.
Another important reason to review a remodeling contractor’s portfolio is to make sure your styles match up with theirs. Although many of the best remodelers can match your style perfectly, you want to make sure they have experience with the aesthetics you are looking for in your project.
Request a Meeting
Requesting a meeting will be important to finally choosing the one remodeler you are going to hire. Meeting with a potential contractor and finding the right fit based on what they offer and how your personalities well together will assure that you have the same vision.