The Do’s and Don’ts of Hiring a Home Remodeling Company


🏡🔨 Embarking on a home remodeling project is exciting, but can also be a daunting task. From envisioning your dream space to seeing it come to life, every step requires careful planning and execution. One of the most critical decisions you’ll make is hiring the right home remodeling company. To ensure a smooth and successful renovation, here are some essential do’s and don’ts to keep in mind.

The Do’s

1. Do Your Research
Before hiring any company, invest time in researching the right candidates. Look for companies with strong reputations, positive reviews, and a portfolio that aligns with you. And BONUS if the company has won multiple awards in their field and for their craftsmanship! You’ll also want to make sure you are choosing a company who will get the job done properly the first time. And something to keep in mind when researching companies is this: “Hiring a high-quality home remodeling company may cost more… but wait until you see how much a bad company will cost you if you hire them.” Hiring the wrong (or oftentimes the cheapest) company can cost you multiple times the amount you intended to pay, after you receive poor quality work and then need expert professionals to come in and fix their costly mistakes with your remodeling project.

2. Do Verify Credentials
Ensure that the remodeling company is licensed, bonded, and insured. This protects you from liability in case of accidents or damages during the project. It’s also wise to confirm or ask for proof of these credentials.

3. Do Get Multiple Quotes and Check for Quality Services & Community Feedback

Don’t settle for the first estimate you receive. Try to get multiple quotes from different companies. This will give you a sense of the market and help you identify any unusually high or low estimates that might indicate potential issues, as you also compare the costs to their quality of work and/or awards received for their skills by verifying this on their company website, social media accounts, and on Google Reviews. You will definitely want to check the company’s Google Reviews and social media accounts to get a feel for their quality of work and customer satisfaction ratings.



4. Do Check References
Ask for and check references from past clients. An easy way to do this would be to view the company’s Google Reviews page as well as viewing any client testimonials that are posted to their company website and social media pages. This can give you clear insight into the company’s work quality, reliability, and client satisfaction.

5. Do Get Everything in Writing
A detailed contract is essential. Ensure it includes the project scope, timeline, cost, payment schedule, any warranty info, etc. This protects both parties and provides a clear roadmap for the project ahead.

6. Do Communicate Clearly

Effective communication is key to a successful remodeling project. Make sure you and your home remodeling company are on the same page regarding expectations, changes, and updates throughout the project.


The Don’ts

1. Don’t Rush the Hiring Process
Take your time finding the right company. Rushing the decision can lead to choosing an inexperienced or unreliable contractor, or one who charges lesser amounts with promises of amazing outcomes. This can result in poor workmanship, costly delays, hiring another company to fix their mistakes, and more unwanted stress.

2. Don’t Hire Without Meeting in Person
An in-person meeting allows you to gauge the contractor’s professionalism, understand their approach to your project, and build a rapport. It also gives the contractor a chance to see the space, provide a more accurate estimate, and answer any questions that you may have.

3. Don’t Base Your Decision Solely on Price

While budget is an important factor, the cheapest option is often not the best option. Low bids can indicate a lack of experience, inferior materials, low quality work, a negative customer service experience, hidden or surprise increased fees, and/or potential cutting of important corners within your project. It is always best to focus on value and quality of work instead. Review the company’s accolades and customer reviews. Those won’t steer you wrong.




4. Don’t Overlook Red Flags
Pay attention to warning signs such as lack of communication, reluctance to provide references, or pressure to sign a contract quickly. Also look into their project photos, website, reviews, and social media to gauge their quality and customer service ratings. And trust your instincts before moving forward if something doesn’t feel right about a company.

5. Don’t Neglect to Plan for Contingencies

Be sure to discuss contingency plans and all details with your contractor to avoid surprises and to ensure that you are on the same page.


Hiring the right home remodeling company can make all the difference in the world when transforming your treasured space.


By following these do’s and don’ts, you’ll be well-equipped to navigate the home remodeling company hiring process and ensure that your project is completed to your satisfaction. Remember, a successful remodeling experience is built on careful planning, thorough research, and clear communication.


Happy remodeling!
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