Jen Haywood
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September 9, 2020
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What you need to know before you hire a contractor!

You know your strengths and making creative decisions is just not one of them. You have spent hours thinking about your new space and are still stumped, but you know another year living with oak cabinets is not an option. You are ready for a home remodel. It’s one of the most rewarding experiences you’ll have as a homeowner (besides refinancing for lower interest rates). Ha!

Overwhelming? It doesn’t have to be! My services as a designer include managing your project for not only you BUT the contractor, too; we become a team. And you get a second pair of eyes to monitor the project and help with all the necessary details. Even with that said, finding the right contractor is critical to the success of your project. 

Finding the right contractor in five easy steps:

1. Do your research. Get recommendations from friends, check around, read reviews, and set up some interviews. 
2. Check for qualifications, like licensing. It never hurts to check BBB and HBA!
3. Get estimates and ask questions, speaking of questions...download my FREE guide below.
4. Understand your payment options and obtain your contractor’s terms.
5. Get a written contract.

Once you find the right contractor and follow these five steps, you’ll be well on your way to transforming your home. At this time, we will begin to bring your vision to life with design drawings, kick off the project with a materials list, and develop a construction schedule. While that’s going on, we help you make finishing selections that are within your budget. We’ll take the overwhelm out of it all using our client-centric project management tools. Your project will wrap up before you know it, and you’ll have a new beautiful, functional space(s) to enjoy.

We’re with you every step of the way!

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