Have confidence and peace of mind when finding the right partner for your renovation project.
Finding the right contractor can make all the difference when it comes to having an enjoyable basement renovation experience. From pricing to process, every business has its own way of doing things so trying to find a good fit for your project can often feel overwhelming. When sorting through the endless options, here are our rule of thumb tips to simplify your decision-making process.
Find a Basement Finishing Contractor that Shares Your Values
We call this a “values-first contractor search”. The first thing we encourage you to do when looking for your renovation partner is to write a list of values that you want your contractor to be committed to. Communication, honesty, customer service, etc. Remodeling an area of your home is a very personal process that can take an extended period of time; so, working with a team that cares about the same things you care about will be key. When your values are in alignment with your contractor’s values, a trusting and personal relationship can be established.
Experience & Proven Results
When a renovation contractor has a long history of proven results then you will know exactly what to expect. Does the contractor focus exclusively on basements? Can they provide years’ worth of verified recommendations? When investing in your home, experience matters. Things like paint color and lighting can be chosen by just about anyone, but who you choose to trust with the very personal experience of renovating your home will come down to what you value, what your contractor is committed to, and the confidence you have in their abilities.
Follow Your Gut
Even after you have done your due diligence, don’t forget the best wisdom will come from your own instincts. A famous quote from an unknown author reads “don’t ever second-guess a strong feeling that you have. Trust your gut”. This is true for all areas of partnership and that is why we always provide free; no obligation estimates for all our prospective projects. During this time, we not only assess your basement, but we also get to know you, learn more about your goals and specific needs, and determine if we are a good fit for your renovation. This is your opportunity to ask as many questions as you need to feel comfortable with who we are and how we operate. You won’t make a connection with every contractor you meet so if your gut tells you, it is not a good match, trust your instincts and move on to your next candidate. Eventually, you will find the perfect fit!
A basement remodel can be a significant investment of your time and money so we understand choosing the right contracting partner can be a daunting task. Whether you choose our business or another, our goal is for you to be empowered with the tools to make the best decision for your family and unique project needs. Having a foundational list of the values that matter most to you and doing some research on the results-driven experience of your prospective contractor will make all the difference in your overall experience. When making your decision, trust your gut, don’t compromise on your values, and at minimum, be sure to add trust and communication to your list of non-negotiables. Without these two crucial elements, no finishing project, no matter how big or small, can be successful.
Ditch the worry; follow these tips and have confidence and peace of mind when taking your first step toward a new basement. Trust yourself, you got this!
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