Finding Best Renovation Contractor
November 9, 2017
Leslie D. Varner (33 articles)

Finding Best Renovation Contractor

No matter how much someone loves their home, inevitably it will show signs of wear as the years go by. Paint tends to fade and floor tiles break and chip. All of this is just part of the wear and tear that goes on in a home as times goes by. Inevitably, a homeowner will finally have to face the fact that a home fixup is needed. The question is, should you go for a major renovation (new bathroom, tearing out space for a picture window and creating a master bedroom) or a smaller, more cosmetic job (painting the interiors and getting new curtains and rugs)? Either way, a home renovation is a big job, but if planned well, it can add a lot of value to a home.

Financing Through a Home Equity Loan

Financing a home remodel isn’t impossible, especially if the owner has some equity built up in their house. Home equity loans can be taken out at reasonable interest rates, and used to pay for a remodel. Putting money back into the house can be a smart use of funds, if the project is done on a reasonable budget. A great remodel can really add a lot of value to a home, so there’s a very good argument for going about it this way.

Finding A Contractor

A key part of a successful remodel is to find a reliable home renovation contractor to oversee the job. A good contractor will know how to execute the job successfully, and oversee every part of the planning, working closely with the homeowner. So, how does a homeowner find a contractor? Today, the wise move is to search online.

Today there are many reputable websites that offer listings of local contractors, along with work samples and client referrals. This is a great way to search to find the person who’s really a good match for the project. Once the right match has been found, a free phone consultation can be arranged to discuss the plan in detail. This is when the homeowner can talk through their ideal plans and find out what is possible on the budget.

After the phone interview, if the contractor seems like the right fit, plans can be drawn up and an agreement made. That dream house can now become a reality!

Leslie D. Varner

Leslie D. Varner