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4 Questions You Should Ask a Contractor Before a Home Remodel

Remodeling a home can feel like a daring task. As you begin envisioning your home and scheduling appointments with potential contractors, it’s important to feel entirely at ease with the team of designers and contractors in your corner.

Of course, at Euro Design Build, we believe that working through a remodel should be an effortless and enjoyable process. We do this by not only working for you but with you. Yes, our team is an experienced group of visionaries that are constantly up to date with “what’s good”, but ultimately your home is an extension of yourself. For that very reason alone, you should be certain you’re working with a team that understands your current goals, future home plans, and in a sense, how to pair your home’s functionality with your preferred aesthetic.

Why Ask Questions?

Because of this, we feel it’s always important for a potential client to come prepared with a list of questions they need answering. Whether you plan to work Euro Design Build, or someone else, having your important questions answered can put you at ease that every person, from designer to contractor to the homeowner, are on the same page. Of course, any potential contractor will have a series of questions they’ll ask you, so your consultation is a chance to do that same.

What should you ask?

Although your list will, of course, be as unique as your situation, there are several common questions that a contractor should be able to answer clearly and effectively.

1. Can the remodeling contractor provide recent referrals? 

A quality company should be able to provide a list of references of past clients and completed projects. This will especially come in handy when if tastes and project styling is similar to your own. This is the perfect time to ask for project examples that a contractor might have on their person or on their website.

2. What’s the experience of the design team? 

Whether you’re seeking a simple, one-room interior remodel, or adding an addition, it’s important to know who is designing the space. In the case of Euro Design Build, that team is expertly led by founder and CEO, Melissa Dzinic. With years of design and collaboration experience, interior design will work to enhance your lifestyle rather than work against it.

3. Does the contractor have a specialty? 

Every design and remodeling contractor likely has a specialty. Finding a contractor that specializes in the space you plan to remodel will be more likely to create a floorplan that is to your liking. Euro Desing Build, for instance, specializes in kitchen and bathroom remodels, but the team is fully qualified and happy to design around any space, implementing ideal design anywhere in your home.

4. Is my budget realistic?

Possibly the most important question to relay to a potential contractor is, can they work within your budget to create a space that can be well-loved and function for years to come? Is the budget realistic to the vision? We understand that budget discussions can seem uncomfortable for some, but it’s an important step to make sure your contractor can work within the budget you’re comfortable in. Trust your contractor with this significant piece of information. After all, a well-orchestrated remodel takes time, dedication, patience, and expertise. Make certain that you’re getting the most out of your budget with a team that has it all. 

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