What To Look For When Selecting A Home Remodeler

Published On March 2, 2020 | By Paul Petersen | Real Estate

Home remodeling is an exciting time. Whether sprucing up the kitchen or splashing out on a new master suite, the prospect of a new addition is a thrilling prospect, a chance to flex creative muscles and make a home your own. 

San Diego is awash with contractors, builders and home remodelers. So how do you decide what San Diego home remodeler is right for you? It’s simple, research. If you know as much as you can about the job, the remodeler and the business, you’ll stand in good stead. 

What Do You Want? 

As has been said time and time again, when it comes to approaching any kind of construction job, plan, plan, and then plan some more. Depending on the size of the task, a bathroom or a whole house can still take rigorous timing and budgetary planning. 

Make sure you know exactly what you want before you commit to a remodeler. Like any profession there are various fields in contracting, and various experts in each of those fields. If you want a bathroom fitted you should look up a remodeler that specialises in them. 

Sounds obvious, but a regular slipup people make is jumping in without considering whether or not a better option is out there. If you’ve planned out the remodel down to the last screw, then you are in the driver’s seat when it comes to sitting to discuss your plans with potential remodelers. 

Good Word Of Mouth

Remodels are something that people love to shout about. Big or small, a fresh new room to show off to your friends is an appeal too tempting to turn down in the pursuit of a few likes. 

If a home remodeler is doing a good job, then their customers will do their PR for them. Check in with people in and around San Diego, family and friends if they live in the area, and see what they’ve had to say about the work they’ve had done. 

As anyone working in customer service will know, negative feedback is much easier to get for a small inconvenience, whereas good feedback takes work and attitude. Online reviews and social media feedback are also worth comparing. 

History of Business

Be sure to research the licencing requirements for San Diego. There are different classes that a builder can be qualified in, so bone up on all of them and when you dig into prospective hires then you will have a leg up by knowing what questions to ask to determine how legitimate they are.

If you get the name of the business you can – and should – look into the history of the remodeler and their business itself. 

If you have the official business name then the Better Business Bureau will be able to find any evidence of complaints lodged against them. Again, one complaint does not mean terrible workmanship, but consistent issues should raise red flags everywhere. You can also see how the complaints were resolved, and how well on the side of the business. 


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