Common Mistakes People Make When When Renovating Their Homes
Whether you’re building an extension to your home, renovating your bathroom, or installing newer comfort features, hiring reliable and efficient remodeling and installation professionals can make the process go smoothly. However, if you fail to take adequate precautions and hire the wrong renovation contractor, your dream remodeling project could go haywire. To ensure that your project is planned and executed to meet your expectations, hiring the right team of professionals for the job is crucial.
There are certain steps everybody must keep in mind when hiring professional renovation services. Remodeling can involve complex planning and execution that may seem simple on the surface but require tremendous experience to do the job right. At Jensen Interiors Inc, we have come across many homeowners making the mistake of not doing enough research and getting incompetent renovation contractors. When the project takes a turn, eventually, you end up spending more getting it fixed than if you would hire a professional in the first place.
So, to help you avoid such errors that could prove to be costly, we have put together a list of the most common mistakes people make when renovating their homes.
1. Hiring unlicensed contractors
This is one prevalent mistake many homeowners make when remodeling their homes. It is important to choose a licensed, experienced, and reputable professional who can help you achieve the desired results. It is crucial to ask them questions about their work process, team, project estimates, and timelines. Try to ensure they understand your needs, communicate properly, and have the resources to offer the best solutions.
2. Hiring a fly-by-night contractor
A renovation contractor without a showroom or facility displays a lack of seriousness and commitment to the business. If the contractor you’re looking to hire works out of a truck or a van, this signals danger, potential inconsistency, and an on-the-fly approach. You want to hire a contractor who takes their job seriously and is committed to helping you remodel your dream project.
3. Making a full payment before the job is complete
If the contractor is adamant about receiving a large advance deposit for the project, this is a red flag. When hiring a home renovation contractor, it is essential to have written proof of their work scope. Writing out a large deposit or full payment before the job is complete is a big no-no. Be cautious if there aren’t any terms of service in ink. This can make it potentially challenging to resolve any disputes once the project is underway. Opt for the intelligent option of not signing any incomplete paperwork without checking it thoroughly and seeking clarification.
4. Taking a risk with uninsured contractors
Most customers fail to check if the renovation contractor that they plan on hiring is insured or not. If you hire a contractor that isn’t insured, you may have to bear the expenses if a worker gets injured while working on your project. This could also potentially lead to a lawsuit being filed against you and the contractor. To avoid situations like these, ask the contractor or business owner to show you their insurance credentials. While you’re at it, conduct a thorough background check to ensure that the renovation contractor you’re looking to work with does not have a previous history of being involved in any frauds or discrepancies.
5. Expecting to see perfection in construction
As a customer, you’re bound to want the design and renovation process to be flawless. However, in the real world, most agree that the construction and renovation industry is not perfect. Human error, unforeseen conditions, and coordination issues will lead to imperfections and add cost to the process. Even high-performing project crews often end up arguing about the least expected. Keeping expectations of perfection will only lead to disappointment.
To avoid these and other mistakes when getting your kitchen and bathroom renovated, reach out to Jensen Interiors, Inc. We have handled various commercial and residential projects for clients in Central Florida for over twenty years. With our attention to detail and dedication to delivering the highest quality work possible, you can rest assured knowing that your project is in the hands of an extremely talented and knowledgeable team of employees that are recognized as expert installers. We have relationships with top suppliers to get your project completed using top-of-the-line products.
Our services are available to clients across Belle Isle, Conway, Delaney Park, Edgewood, Hunters Creek, Lake Nona, Orlando, Williamsburg, Winter Park, and the surrounding areas.