1. Not every new home builder is a room addition expert.
Building NEW is 99% of the time easier that adding on to an existing home. Before you put on that room addition, make sure your contractor has a portfolio of room additions that do not look like after thoughts.
2. Ask a contractor’s references about the PROCESS not just the finished product.
You do not want your remodeling project to be a major headache from start to finish. Make sure your contractor is committed to you through the project’s duration.
Many contractors use change orders to boost their bottom line. You want a contractor that will take their time in the design phase to make sure change orders are kept to a minimum.
4. You do not have to have all the project details ironed out prior to calling a contractor.
A good contractor can help you with design solutions that make the most sense financially and practically. Sometimes we come up with better ideas at a cost savings to the homeowner.
5. A trusting relationship with a contractor is CRUCIAL and POSSIBLE!
There are people in the construction industry who value honesty, integrity, people, and hard work more than profit. Brentwood Builders is one great example.