Have you ever tried to remodel a section of your home before?
We have never met anyone that actually enjoys tearing a part of their home or business down and then rebuilding it back up. If you are one of those people, go for it. If you aren’t, and chances are that you are not, hiring a professional remodeling company or an interior designer can be a very frustrating situation. When you are going to bring in a professional company to remodel your home, there are more variables than we can count to take into consideration.
Seriously, you are letting complete strangers into your home and, sometimes, during the daytime hours when you are at work. When was the last time you let complete strangers into your house and trusted them with all of your belongings? You will, 100%, want to make sure you do very deep research on these companies including their online reviews, the way they communicate with you on the phone (or in person) and checking into how much business they actually do each year. If the company finds it difficult to book projects, chances are that they are not worth your time nor do you want them to do your project.
Make Sure To Do Your Research
Another giant portion to take into consideration is how great are they? Do they really know their stuff or are they just amazing salesmen pushing a project on you? Some of these companies have awesome salesmen that are great at persuading you into a sale that you were not ready to commit towards. Ask them, straight up, for a portfolio or photos of some recent projects. Nothing old – make sure they show you photos from recent projects.
This will also help you with the aforementioned are they really great at what they do question. The proof is in the pudding…. err pictures …. and can easily, without words, tell you what you are about to get into. We will never hire a company that does not take pictures of their projects. A company that does not take pictures of their work is a company that does not take pride in their work. This may also mean that they are not as professional as they may say that they are.
Photos are the best proof of what you are about to get into. If the company takes videos, even better. If they have nothing to offer you in the form of media proof of their work, ask them if you would be able to go to their last project to check it out for yourself in person. Their response, whether positive or negative, can help you figure out what you are getting into when, or if, you hire their company. Bottom line, if you are wanting to hire any business (of any kind) make sure you do your research and find out what they are capable of, what they believe in as a vision, and how they operate as a company. No one wants to get burned on a giant project like a swimming pool installation.