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How to Compare Bids for Remodeling
Choosing the right contractor is one of the most important decisions you’ll make in a home improvement project. Even the most gung-ho DIY-er has to call in a home professional sometimes. Although some homeowners may be tempted to go with the cheapest option, choosing a bid shouldn’t just depend on price. Here’s some tips to help you through the process:
Take your time and plan ahead
With any major room renovation or remodel, you will need take several months for planning. Go to home improvement showrooms and stores, talk to contractors, architects and others who have done these improvements. Go to new home communities and see what their high dollar designers have selected as colors and types of cabinets, flooring, or countertops and take lots of pictures of the designs you love. Check out home decor sites and magazines and take notes on anything you like. Ultimately, this will help you form a visual of your remodeled space. When you know exactly what you want, you will be able to have better discussions with contractors and get realistic bids.