Design Tips: Tips on Hiring a Trustworthy Home Renovation Team

July 31, 2020

Not everybody is blessed to have a home renovation team on standby and if you’re not sure who to call when you need home renovation services, chances are that you won’t get great service either. The key to pulling off successful home improvement projects is knowing who to hire to get top quality service - but that isn’t easy without some expert help and we're not talking about hiring a private investigator. Luckily for you, we’ve compiled a list of steps so that you won’t go into this blindly. Follow the tips below and you’ll soon have the home renovation team of your dreams.

Plan it Out

You can’t afford to start a home renovation without having an idea about what you want to get done. If you have some background in design, you can pull this off on your own but if you’ll be having extensive renovations or really have no previous experience, it is better to hire an interior designer and/or an architect to plan out everything and oversee the entire project for you. If you’re lucky, the interior designer and/or the architect you hire may also have a list of trusted contractors they’ve worked with before. Just a note, be sure to meet with several architects or interior designers before hiring one for your project. The first thing you want to do is to have someone on your side who understands your vision and wants to bring it to life.

List Down Possible Hires

Aside from your architect and/or interior designer, you can also ask your family and friends for recommendations. Don’t forget to also do a local search online and read up on review sites to find contractors that can work with you.

Reach Out to Contractors

After making a list, it is time to narrow it down. Get to know the people on your list to get a feel of how they work and what they can contribute to your home renovation project. Do not hesitate to ask questions related to both work and payment and make sure to also ask about licenses and insurance. If the contractors can give you a list of references that you can call, that is even better.

Interview in Person

After you’ve gone through the list and had a chat with possible contractors on the phone, it is a good idea to meet in person and ideally on your property. This way, you can discuss project details as well as expectations on both sides easier. This will also give your contractors the chance to ask you project-related questions and assess whether they can deliver what you want or not.

Take Your Pick and Let Things Work Out

After all of the steps above, you’ll be ready to pick your general contractor. You may want to supervise for the first few days or weeks but as you work together, you’ll find yourself relaxing more and trusting the people you’ve hired. Avoid micromanaging; rather, just be within reach so that your people will know where to call you if they questions for you or if a concern arises during the project completion.

We hope that the above home renovation tips will help you build a home renovation team that you can trust and that will save you time and money in the long run. If you’ve been planning to move to a new Oakville home or want to sell your Oakville property but concerned about possible issues with home renovation, then know that all you need is home renovation team that is committed to bringing your vision to reality. Contact us if you need help buying or selling a home in Oakville.

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