Are you finally ready to get moving on your kitchen or bathroom remodel? We get it. It’s exciting to visualize the finished product, and you don’t want to waste another minute. However, before you hire the first general contractor you see, consider these tips from our team at Incredible Kitchens and Baths to ensure you hire the right contractor.

How to Hire a Contractor

Ask for Recommendations

Do you have friends or family members that recently finished a kitchen or bathroom remodel? Ask about their experience and whether or not they’d recommend that contractor. Then make a list of contractors to contact. Even if they aren’t local, you can still gather good information from your friends about what they liked or didn’t like about the contractor they used.

Research Your Choices

Your next step is to go online and read about the companies recommended to you. See how long they’ve been in business, check out pictures of their past work, and read their online reviews. You can also give them a call to get a feel for their customer service. This will enable you to narrow down your options before moving forward.

Ask for Estimates

Gather written bids from several different sources. You want to get these estimates in writing, so you can compare them and ask questions as necessary. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recommends, “Don’t automatically choose the lowest bidder. Ask for an explanation to see if there’s a reason for the difference in price.”

Get a Written Contract

The FTC also recommends that you always get a written contract prior to moving forward with any construction project. This way, you are protected and you ensure that all parties are on the same page. Be sure you are comfortable with the contract and that everything is clear and concise, spelling out the who, what, when, where, and cost of your project.

As you search for the right general contractor for your kitchen or bathroom remodel, we hope that you’ll keep Incredible Kitchens and Baths on your list of possibilities. Our company has decades of experience, and our contractors have been providing the residents of Kokomo and Central Indiana with outstanding craftsmanship and customer service for many years. Contact us today at (765) 437-1038 or request a consultation online.