When hiring a contractor to do your bathroom remodel, it is very important to do your research. At Indy Renovation, we recommend asking these 5 questions of contractors while you are in the process of getting estimates.
1. Can you give me a timeline?
Remodeling always comes with a certain amount of unknowns. Issues almost always arise, making it difficult to stick with the schedule. However, the contractor should give you a good idea of a start and completion date. If they cannot even provide an estimated time schedule, you should proceed with caution.
2. Do you subcontract any of the work?
It isn’t uncommon for certain parts of the job, such as electrical or plumbing, to be subcontracted out to a third party. The bathroom remodeler needs to be upfront about subcontracted work and use licensed professionals. At Indy Renovation, we do all of our own plumbing so you can be confident that the work is highest quality.
3. What type of materials do you use?
Some contractors may substitute lower quality materials in order to cut costs. Make sure that you are aware of all materials the contractor plans to use and approve any changes made to the original estimate. Too many low-quality substitutions could cost you in the long run.
4. May I see examples of your past work?
Bathroom remodelers should be more than willing to provide photos and details of their past work to show what they are capable of the level of quality you expect. Another way to get a an idea for the contractor’s work is to read what past customers have to say. At Indy Renovation, you can read customer reviews here and, if you need to see more pictures of our completed projects, just ask!
5. Why should I hire you?
Any bathroom remodeler worth your time should be able to communicate what sets his company apart from the rest. Whether it’s luxurious finishes, a specific design style, or top-rated customer service, you should be able to get a straight answer. If you’re in the Fishers, Carmel, or Indianapolis area and you want to find out more about updating your bathroom with Indy Renovation, contact us anytime at (317) 375-4464 for more information or to set up a free consultation.