While starting an interior renovation project, there are a lot of things that you need to take care of, among which finding a good contractor should be your top priority. There are a lot of contractors for interior renovation and home improvements operating in the market that it becomes difficult to choose the right contractor for home improvement or remodeling needs. Hiring a reliable interior renovation contractor can ensure that your project will be completed on time, with least number of hitches.
Here are some ideas to help you choose a good and credible interior renovation contractor.
1. Analyze your renovation project:
Your first step should be to create an exhaustive list of all the improvements or renovation you want to do for your home. Don’t worry if you do not have any idea what kind of interior renovation you would like to do. There are some magazines out there such as Home & Decor that you can refer, to get some ideas. Even if you still undecided on how and what remodeling you would want, you can consider to outsource this to an interior designer.
2. Online research for interior designers/renovation contractors
This is one of the most important steps in deciding the right improvement contractor. Online research is highly recommended, as it saves time, money and energy. It is important to find a renovation contractor which is registered with the Companies Commission of Malaysia (CCM) under the Companies Act 1965 and the Registration of Businesses Act 1956 . Although, most of the contractors can handle multiple jobs, it is recommended to find someone with expertise in one specific area.
Asking your friends, co-workers and family for any referrals is a good idea, as someone who has had this type of interior renovation done before, will be in a good position to guide you. You can also ask for references from former clients of the companies during their investigation. Through their references and based on their personal experience, you can certainly find someone proficient and experience in handling the kind of project that you wish to get done. It is not sensible to hire a contractor who lacks experience and is new to this field, as you cannot be sure about their level of expertise or service.
4. Get Free Quotation and Meeting up with the Contractors
Contact different home improvement contractors that offer all the facilities needed to renovate, rebuild or improve your residence. Most of the companies offer free price estimates and quotations nowadays. Meeting the contractors personally can make your decision easier. From the way they behave or communicate, you can actually come to know if they are right to carry out the job. It is important to make sure that the contractor understands your requirements and has the required experience and skills to complete the project.
5. Compare Candidates
After consulting with potential home improvement contractors, narrow your choices and decide who you want to work. Given its availability, the price quoted and customer testimonials, you can pin point the best professional service provider.
6. After making a choice…
After you have made decision, it is better to discuss your expectations, time limit and budget with the contractor in advance to avoid any hassles later. It will help him to plan his work accordingly, so that the project can be completed on time, without overstepping the budget.
A good contractor should be able to arrange everything, including materials, supplies and workforce, on his own, so that you do not have to get into this hassle. He can also provide you a written estimate of the total expenses before starting the project. All this will help you considerably in completing your interior renovation project exactly the way you desire.