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Tips on Working with Home Renovation Contractors on A New Home

If you’re in the market for a new home, it can be tempting to look for a house that’s picture-perfect… but those can be extremely expensive.  Often, you’ll be in a much better position if you look for a house that’s a bit of a “fixer-upper” because the problems with the house will lower its market value well below what it will cost to renovate.  With professional home renovation contractors by your side, you can quickly fix up the home, and add a lot of value to your investment!

Of course, you just need to find home renovation contractors who are right for the project and make sure everything goes smoothly while doing the work…

Four Tips for Having A Great Experience with Home Renovation Contractors

1. Keep local

All other things being equal, you’re going to want a home contractor which is as close to you as possible.  Short drive times will reduce your costs, particularly if you’re having to ship in materials, not to mention simply reducing the number of hours they can bill.  The further away from you, they are, the more it will cost you.

2. Always check up on their licensing and insurance

A reputable home renovation firm will, of course, be fully licensed by the state, and insured for an appropriate amount against injury or damage.  However, there’s no need to simply take their word for it.  They can provide you with the relevant identification numbers, which can then be verified with state authorities and\or their insurance company.

3. Try to do the renovations before you move in

It’s always more difficult trying to renovate a home while the occupants are there.  In some cases, it may genuinely be impossible.  Either way, you’ll have the best experience if you can get the renovations done before your move-in date.  Otherwise, you may end up in a hotel during your first week of ownership.

4. Make a budget and stick to it

Decide early on how much you’re willing to spend on your renovations, and then don’t budge without a very good reason.  Unexpected circumstances can come up, but don’t pile on extra work or upgrades once the job has started.  That’s how a house turns into a money pit.

Start your Home Renovation Now

Spartacus Construction provides top-quality home renovation services to the Rochester, NY area.  If your new house needs some TLC, call us to schedule an appointment!