Here are the top 3 things to look for when remodeling your basement.
Finishing your basement can often nearly double your living space, opening up way for a family room, movie theatre, bar, man cave, craft room or even a mother-in-law suite. With all these options, you’ll probably be using your new space a LOT. So obviously, you’ll want the best company to handle the job for you to make sure there aren’t problems in the future.
Here are 3 things that are a “must-do” which are quick and easy.
1 – Check out the online REVIEWS.
Google did a Great thing (along with social media) when they created user-reviews. While yelp can often be misleading, google is pretty accurate. So anyone you’re thinking of hiring, make sure to look at their reviews online.
Things to look at: How many do they have? Do their clients say they’re the best? Are they happy? What is their overall score, 3 stars? 4 stars? 5 stars? Anything over 4 stars with a lot of reviews means you have most likely found a winner. This is a very simple first step you should always take.
Want to go a little deeper? Then check out their page, is it complete? Does it give you a lot of information? Is there a video explaining about themselves (transparency). You can tell right away who is on top of things and who should be avoided. When you’ve got the whole city to do your homework for you, it’s easy to tap into.
2 – How will they work with YOU?
There are 2 ways to get an idea of what it will be like working with them. Either have a quick chat with them on the phone or READ their info on their website.
Most businesses will explain what their “process” is when it comes to a remodel. You can get an idea of if they help with planning. Do they provide ideas and guide you along the way? What is the cost and how do they help you understand their process?
IF they don’t share how they work, you can expect that the actual experience is going to be even worse. The last thing you’ll want to do is have to switch contractors in the middle of a job because you found out too late that they don’t play well with others.
3 – Pick up the phone and CALL them.
Yes, this seems a little obvisous, but sometimes simple is the best. Speaking to them in person can tell you a lot. Heck, even how they answer their phone (or how quickly they call you back) will tell you about their operation. If they’re professional, courteous and take the time to answer your questions, that’s a good sign.
There you have it, the top 3 things you can do to find the best basement remodeler in town in under 10 minutes. Check out their reviews, see what kind of info is on their webpage and speaking to them in person for to get a feel of how they operate. Do this and you’ll weed out 80% of the ones you should avoid. No get moving on it so you can begin to enjoy your new basement.
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We offer residential home, kitchen & bathroom remodeling services in: Texas