What is the biggest mistake people make when choosing a bathroom remodeling contractor? Is the old saying is really true, you get what you pay for?! We see this so often in the home remodeling business. If you want quality construction, it’s important to choose a Remodeling Contractor because of the value you will receive, not because they have provided the lowest bid. It is impossible for any company in any industry to offer the cheapest price, have the highest quality, and provide the best service all at the same time. You can get high quality and superior service, but rarely will you get both and still get the lowest price.
Value = Quality + Service + Price
A contractor who always offers the lowest price tends to also offer the lowest quality. You’ve worked too hard and spent too much money on your home. Why throw it away for the few pennies you might save on a contractor? The result could be lower quality materials and or lower quality of service and expertise because of their cheaper price. This often costs you more money and is a false sense of savings.
Cheaper contractors can’t and don’t usually stand behind their work if there is a mistake. Sure, other home improvement contractors might do the same project for a little less money, but how will they treat you when there is a mistake? To give you the cheapest price, they usually have inexperienced, lower-wage employees that are not been adequately trained and cannot provide the best craftsmanship of their specific trade.
The third reason picking the cheapest contractor can be a real problem is that they often have hidden or extra charges, charges for things the experienced contractor would normally include in their quote in the first place. “Cheaper contractors” can nickel and dime you to death. You get tired of arguing or fighting over the “revisions” or “unforeseen problems” and very quickly, what seemed like a good price actually ends up costing you more in the end.
To avoid buying on price alone, we suggest that you visit with several contractors and rank them in the order that is important to you, such as Quality first, Service second, and Price last.
In addition, you must carefully:
- Compare the scope of work from each company, are they truly bidding the same project?
- Ask for and check out their references, what do past clients have to say? Are they happy with the end result?
- Review the proposed home remodeling contractor carefully online, do they have a website?
- Do you feel like they have heard you and can they carry out your vision?
The end result is that you will get what you pay for. The money you might have saved with a cheaper price could end up costing you far more in the long run!
So, what is the BEST way to choose a home remodeling contractor?
A home makeover is a major investment – it not only makes your home more appealing and comfortable to live in but also increases its value. Because of the importance, you really can not afford to choose an unqualified contractor to handle your remodeling. A wide range of factors determines the suitability of a contractor including competence, expertise, and insurance. At the very least, a bathroom remodeling contractor should be adequately insured to carry out the scope of work that your renovation project entails.
At DFW Improved, we would love to help you. Achieving client satisfaction, and striving beyond that for total client loyalty is our goal. We believe in building relationships as strong as our homes. We look forward to an opportunity to help you turn your vision into a meticulously designed and crafted reality.