Choosing a Contractor for a Bathroom Remodel In Calgary
So, you’ve decided to remodel your bathroom. You probably have made the best investment decision in terms of comfort and value. But renovating your bathroom is not something you can do yourself. You will need expert help and advice to renovate your bathroom properly and safely.
In most cases, the problem is that Calgary home owners usually choose a contractor who offers the lowest bid without taking into account many other essential factors such as insurance, reputation, experience, etc. The cheapest is not always the best, and this is absolutely true for construction and renovation because quality products are not always cheap.
Here are my four essential tips to help you choose an ideal contractor for your bathroom renovation project.
A contractor bidding for the lowest price will probably offer you the lowest quality work, and it’s something you wouldn’t want to do in your home for it can create both safety and comfort issues. You know how hard you’ve worked and how much investment you’ve made on your home so why throw away its comfort, beauty and sense of security for only a few cents that you might save on a contractor.
Remember that as a homeowner and customer, you have the freedom to choose the most suitable contractor for the job. Never make decisions under pressure and try to interview as many contractors as possible to find the right one for your needs.
- Ask for referrals
Word of mouth is undoubtedly the best way to find an experienced, qualified and professional contractor to carry out your renovation work. You can start by asking your friends, neighbours and relatives as they could have done something similar at their home. They are the first people you can trust their words and experience. Also, spend some time learning about their feedback on the construction or remodelling work. Note the pros and cons and then use them when choosing a contractor for your work.
- Ask for references
If the contractor you plan to hire is experienced and has been in the business for 5 or 10 years, he or she must have successfully completed a few projects. Ask them to see some of the projects that have been completed or are underway. Go to the site and manually review the work process. You should also call the contractor’s previous customers to learn more about customer service, work quality, satisfaction and budget.
Usually, the contractors themselves will provide you with a range of projects they have worked on. Personally, I will consider this as a positive point because it proves that the contractor is confident in his work.
- Sign a contract
Once you have decided on your contractor, make sure that both you and the contractor sign a “written” legal document. Make sure that the document contains the bid price, the payment method, and that payments schedule. Also, the agreement must have a start and end date so that you can get the job done in a timely manner.
If everything checks out and you are confident on the contractor, sign the contract to get your remodelling started.
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