Hiring the Right Contractor for Your Bathroom/Kitchen Remodel
What is a General Contractor?
A general contractor is a key member of the day-to-day management and oversight of a home renovation, remodel, or project. General contractors are responsible for full communication with sub-contractors, vendors, and other parties included to ensure a legal and desired outcome. General contractors are in charge of deadlines, quality control, and operations. Their main goal is to bring a client’s dream vision to reality.
“ We love to enrich people’s lives by providing a higher quality of life, working on each house as if it were our own.”, says Connie Bunyard, owner of Valley Remodeling AZ. Remodeling your kitchen or bathroom on your own can seem like a daunting project. The vision of what you want may be clear, however, the steps and skills it takes to execute a project of that scale are more than likely beyond your skill sets. If this is the case, hiring a general contractor may be what you need to bring your dream kitchen or bathroom to fruition. Here is our ultimate guide to hiring a general contractor along with the benefits, and advice on the questions you should be asking.
Top Two Benefits of Hiring a general contractor
Time and Cost
It takes a lot of time to plan a renovation project, time most of us do not have. Assuming you can manage the project or projects on your own is comparative to taking on a full-time job. Ask yourself if this seems feasible, realistic, or “exciting”?. Hiring a reputable team of professionals can take this unimaginable weight off of your shoulders by taking over the responsibility of scheduling, negotiating, and creating a proficient timeline. Also, it opens up the opportunity to review their estimates from various professionals in an economical and time proficient manner. As you might be a master in your career, an experienced general contractor is a monarch at managing multiple tasks, hiring subcontractors, and taking on material deliveries. Ultimately, you spare your time and dime by choosing to work with a general contractor, that’s a win in our book.
A Job Done Right
Have you ever taken on a DIY project, just to eventually purchase the real deal because it looked or held up better? I think we can all agree that a DIY project can go bad easily. There is only so far that Pinterest, YouTube, Google, or your current skill set can get you. Accomplishing a home renovation project can be complex and require a multi-stage process. It is best to leave the power tools, demos, and processes to the professionals. This will make it easier for you to go about your daily life, and fully enjoy the craftsmanship of a professional. A general contractor will also inform you of everything along the way with peace of mind knowing you can trust a responsible and liable company to get the job done right.
Questions that you should ask a general contractor
Hopefully, you are at the point where you’ve decided it’s time to hire a team of professionals. Whether you are wanting to remodel your dream home or flip a house it is important to have an expert on your side. Finding the right contractor for the project can take time. Ensuring that you are hiring the right team can speak volumes about the stress, time, and duties that will be taken off your back. So, grab a pen and a piece of paper, sit back, relax, and write down these important questions you should ask the general contractors you are considering.
1. Are you licensed?
2. How is your work guaranteed?
3. What is the timeline for the project?
4. Is there a dedicated team working on my project?
5. Is your bid an estimate or a fixed price?
6. How long have you been in business?
7. How do you process payments?
Skills To Look For When Hiring a General Contractor
● Locally sourced
● Effective communication
● Professional and reputable client based relationships