A design contractor can help you put together a plan for an upcoming remodel. As you look to hire one of these professionals, there are many questions you should ask to help ensure you are hiring a reputable contractor who is right for your job. Here are a few of the key questions you should ask a design contractor you are considering hiring.
Can I See a Recent Portfolio and Obtain Referrals?
As you look to hire a design contractor, ask to see a portfolio or pictures of the contractor's recently completed projects. This will help to ensure that the contractor's artistic vision aligns with the vision you have for your space. Also, ask for referrals from customers they have completed work for and then follow up with the referral. Were they happy with the work and the contractor? This will let you know how satisfied the customer was and if they would use the contractor again.
Do You Use the Same Sub-Contractors for Every Project?
A design contractor will help design your space and put together plans to transform your space. They will then hire contractors to complete all of the various tasks. For example, your bathroom remodeling project may need a tile installer, a shower installer and a painter. Ask the sub-contractor if they use the same contractor for every project or if they hire new ones each time. You want a contractor who is familiar with the contractors they use.
What is Included in the Price Quote?
The last question you will want to ask a design contractor is what is included in the price quote. Does their quote include all of the contractors, material, and labor, or does the quote only include an estimate for their services? Make sure you understand what is and is not included in their price quote.
Hiring a design contractor can be challenging. However, asking the right questions will help guide you toward the best contractor for your job.