There’s a big difference between a handyman and a remodeling contractor. If you’re looking at remodeling your kitchen, bath or even your whole house, you want a remodeling contractor. Although there are many more than three reasons you should hire a professional remodeler, we put together our top three reasons you should hire one.
A professional remodeling company has experience beyond that of a handyman or a homeowner. They’ve spent time learning from experts and in training courses that make them professionals. As they plan and work through your project, they know what requires permitting, how to get the permit and the subsequent inspections. Their experience in ordering the right size cabinets, windows, doors or the right amount of flooring can eventually save you money over trying to do it yourself and needing to pay a restocking fee or order a new product because the one you custom ordered didn’t fit.
2. Quality & Quantity of Products
Although the big box stores sell stock and semi-custom cabinets, you’ll find that the quality can’t match what a professional remodeler offers. Most remodeling companies work with several cabinet manufacturers so that they can offer not only quality products but also a wide variety. They also have contacts you don’t to source special materials and ability to find something through their contacts that you may have seen in a picture online or at another home.
3. Planning and Keeping to a Timeline
Sure, things happen and jobs don’t always finish exactly when promised, however, when you work with a professional remodeling contractor, you’ll find that they finish the job more quickly than you or a handyman could. They have the contacts to get an electrician or plumber in on the right timeline where you may have to wait days or weeks and then plan your day around waiting for them. They also know how long the items they’re special ordering take to come in and can order them at the right time so your project proceeds as expected.
When you want the best remodeling contractor, consider a National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) member. When you hire a NARI contractor, you have the assurance that they’re licensed, insured and professional, in fact, every NARI member commits to our Code of Ethics and promised to complete the job to the highest standards. If you want to find a NARI member who can help with whatever remodeling project you want to start, click here.