What to Look for in a Northern Virginia Professional Home Remodeler

Posted on: May 8, 2018

When remodeling your Northern Virginia home, you’ll want to ensure that it’s done correctly by hiring a professional remodeler. A good remodeling contractor will professionally revamp your home and give it the look you want. To ensure a good fit, you’ll want to make sure they have these five things you should look for in a good remodeling contractor:

Considerate of Your Budget

When you’re looking for a remodeling contractor, you should always be sure to mention your budget. Letting the remodeling team know how strict or flexible your budget is will allow you to assess the company better. For example, if you mention you have a tight budget during a remodeling consultation and they continuously push you to incorporate other design ideas to up your cost, that is not a good fit. A remodeler should not try to get you to spend more or, if you have a larger budget, encourage you to cut corners so they can work less. Make sure that your contractor is considerate of your budget.

Considerate of Your Preferences

A designer should always put a customer’s preferences first. If a customer loathes floral patterns, for example, the home deisgn should not include floral patterns. If a designer tries to force ideas on you and completely ignores your preferences, they are not a good designer to hire. A good design/build listens their client’s requests and fully attempts to incorporate the client’s ideas into the design. In the end, the final result will should be a harmonious combination of your wants with the functionality provided by the designer.

Able to Offer Advice

A good design/build contractor should be able to offer sound advice in areas where you are less sure of what you want. If you want to paint your bedroom walls a certain color, the designer should be able to recommend certain accent colors to bring the room togehter. Additionally, if there is a design idea that you have in mind that doesn’t work well, a good designer should be comfortable suggesting alternatives. These ideas should add on to a client’s plans and not force the client into a different style entirely.

Able to Meet Deadlines

When consulting with a remodeling contractor, be sure to also mention your desired deadline for the project to be complete. Assuming that your deadline is reasonable for the work you want completed, there should not be a problem committing to that deadline. Do not hire a design/build contractor that isn’t considerate of your deadline or tries to create their own deadline for the project. Your contractor should also be organized and punctual.

Has Experience & Positive Reviews

One of the most important things to look for in a home remodeler is how much experience they have and how well-reviewed they are. Consult with your neighbors, friends, and family on the remodeling companies you’re considering. Find out if anyone you know has worked with one of the remodelers on your list and ask how commendable their work is. Check the company’s website to see examples of their work, if available, and also check for reviews and ratings. Be sure to select a remodeling company that is positively reviewed or has references, has examples of completed work, and fits your style.

If you’re looking for a professional home remodeler in Northern Virginia, contact WISA Solutions today!

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WISA offers the best value in exterior and interior remodeling in Northern Virginia, thanks to our efficient design/build approach and competitive prices. With a Class A building license, we are able to execute any type of remodel, from to-the-studs renovations to wall removal or bump-outs. Our design and remodel teams take care to involve you every step of the way to ensure that the final product is a home you will love for years to come.

Call us at 571-336-5626, visit our showroom, or contact us online to schedule a consultation for your home remodel in Northern Virginia! We service all of Fairfax County and the surrounding areas, including Falls Church, Lorton, Fairfax, Alexandria, Annandale, and Arlington!