Consider this question …
What percentage of homeowners who rave about their remodeling project chose the contractor who gave them the lowest price?
Unfortunately we don’t have any research to provide a real answer to that question. But you probably get the point.
Something done well is probably not done cheaply. Your home is the single most significant investment you will ever make. And while it may not provide the equity return it did during the real estate boom years, it’s still important to protect that investment.
So, how do you determine value? In the end, only you can answer that question. By doing the work to interview several contractors and comparing them on all the features that we’ve discussed over the past 5 articles, you should have the information you need to make an informed choice.
Homeowners who are unhappy with their remodeling job probably feel they paid too much. And they probably feel that way because the project didn’t turn out like they hoped or the contractor didn’t fulfill their obligations. Their expectations were not met.
However, a homeowner who paid the exact same amount for the same project but who worked with a contractor who took the time to educate them, present them detailed plans, specifications and schedules, shop with them to make the best selections, most likely is thrilled with the results of the project. Their expectations were met or possibly even exceeded.
When you decide to remodel your home, which contractor will you trust? Which will guide you through the process, step by step? Which will ultimately be the best value?