Remodeling is typically sought to improve your living arrangement or to increase the resale value of the house. It is a fun and worthwhile undertaking to go through, but it is very easy to make a remodeling mistake. Here are some of the most common ones to avoid:
There is nothing worse than discovering damage to your new fixture a few months after getting it redone. Most contractors should offer warranties. Make sure to ask yours for the warranty they offer in writing.
Before signing a contract with any remodeler, you should speak with references. These people will inform you if the company finishes the job in a timely manner or if they left before it was finished, leaving a mess in their wake. You want to ensure this job will get done soon.
A typical remodeling mistake is a homeowner going with whoever offers the lowest quote. The reason why one quote might be lower than another is that the cheaper quote is leaving out items you will need to pay for anyway. Similar to a warranty, get your detailed quote in writing.
Another reason why the quote is low is that the company uses subpar materials. While these materials might save you money now, they are going to fail much more quickly. Generally, it is better financially in the long run to pay more upfront for better materials that will stand the test of time.
You want to make it clear to the contractor upfront what kind of budget you are working with. If the quote is too high, then it might be best to put off the remodeling until you have the funds.
Even a single remodeling mistake can be enough to set you back quite a bit. Make sure everything is taken care of during the planning process so that you know exactly what will be happening.
With over 45 years experience, Hallmark Remodelers has been a leader in home renovations, general contractors, and home improvements in the greater Philadelphia area. Over the years Hallmark Remodelers and their world class contractors and remodeling experts have been consistently within the top 500 of Qualified Home Remodelers annual ranking. Why? Because as an award winning home remodeler, contractor, and home improvement company Hallmark Remodelers has been committed to not only providing excellent work from the first step to the last, but unequivocal service when it comes to their customers.