A renovation can be a great way to breathe new life into a home and give it an upgrade into the modern day. While it can be an exciting prospect, it’s important to think about a few things before you dive in. The following are just a few of the top questions you should ask a potential renovator:
1. What services do you offer?
Not all companies are created equal. Some are happy to do renovations of all kinds, offering a more general building service, while others specialise in certain areas. While specialising may be a little more expensive, it also means you get quality work and a team that is dedicated to your project and space. This is one of the first questions you should do your research on.
2. Can I see examples of previous work?
One of the best ways to know if the builder you are looking at is the right fit is to look at previous work. You may be able to find this on their site or you can ask them in person. They should be able to show pictures or even take you to a showroom. Some may be able to show you a home or unit where work has recently occurred.
3. What do you need from me?
A renovation project isn’t about hiring someone and just leaving them to it. Your involvement is important but finding out how much is needed from you is crucial to this. Most builders will happily cater to your desires and are open to any suggestions and input you have.
4. How long will the work take?
How long will you be without a room? Renovations often occur in the bathroom and kitchen, which are areas we use every day. Unless you have several of these spaces, going without can be hard. Knowing how long it will take will help you plan and organise around the renovations.
5. How much will it cost?
And last but not least, the cost! Remember that you want a quality job which will cost a little more. Asking for a quote or estimation of the price based on your home or similar previous projects can help you draw up a budget and decide if this is achievable for you.
Looking for a company that ticks all the boxes? Talk to Darren James Interiors. Specialising in kitchen and bathroom design, our team is happy to deliver quality work that goes above and beyond.