When it comes to crafting your dream home, the most important aspect is finding a credible and skilled contractor to work on your project. For those building a custom home for the first time, it can be hard to know just what to look for. If you are in the process of starting your custom-built home project, iRemodel Home Renovations has a few tips you should keep in mind.
Investigate Their Track Record
Look into the background of the construction company or contractor you plan to hire. Their track record will show if they have a history of superior work or projects riddled with problems and delays. You can also check the BBB to see if the company is listed for awards or complaints in equal measure. Checking reviews will also reveal how their past clients feel about the company and the work overall. Check several sites and social media to get a diverse sampling of reviews.
Discuss the Scope
Often, homeowners will have a specific idea in mind about how they want their home to look. It is important to communicate these desires to the person building your home. Find a custom builder that understands your needs and can make your artistic vision come to life. Communication is important to keep either side from being surprised by unexpected changes. Find out if there will be a site manager available during the process to work with you to solve issues and bring your ideas to life.
Set up an Interview
Make sure to conduct an interview before choosing your contractor. Interview as least three companies or contractors to get a good idea of what personality and work style you will prefer. You can get a time frame, general estimate, and also talk more about your expectations during the interview. Any realizable custom builder will be able to put their terms and quotes in writing to avoid any misunderstandings.
Understands Your Dreams
High quality, professional contractors will respect the vision you create for your home. If there are specific designs or features you have in mind, they will go out of their way to ensure they are included. Any contractor that tries to talk you out of your preferences should be avoided unless those preferences are against local regulations. Designing and building a custom home takes a lot of time and effort, so it is important to be comfortable with the person you will be working closely with.
References are extremely important when looking for a custom builder. They give you a chance to speak with past clients who completed similar projects. Make sure to ask for references before making a hiring decision to avoid heartache later down the line. At the same time, you should also ask for certifications, licensing, and insurance coverage information.
How iRemodel Home Renovations Can Help
Understanding what you need to look for in a contractor will help you make an informed hiring decision. If you are ready to turn your idea for a dream house into a home, give our Toronto custom home builder a call at (416) 825-2542 to find out more about our rates and services.