The so-called price suitable for customer decoration means that if one wants to build a house or carry out a renovation, it is best to find a contractor who has done the same project above the price of the project they are going to do, such that the price is 1.5 to 2 times the project.
Because such a contractor can master all the details and materials of the project at this price level and will not waste or exploit the employer’s resources, they grasp the overall project, the length of the construction period, and indeed an experience. On the contrary, if the project is given to a small contractor, they can evaluate the project, but they are not particularly experienced in calculating the money. They may have to raise money in the process of the project or choose substandard materials.
Aspects that will guide in choosing the right basement renovation contractor.
When studying the concept of basement renovation, people should pay attention to many things. Some of these are mandatory, and some add more flavor and right touch to the basement. But before taking care of this, there are things that someone should check so that the right contractor is selected for the right job.
- The first thing one should do is decide what purpose the basement will be used for, such as a sports room, reading room, or lounge.
- After determining the basement’s purpose, a preliminary inspection should be conducted on the solidity of the basement’s overall structure.
- Besides, if the basement
- renovation involves the removal of some pipes, one person should complete this step before starting the actual renovation.
- Another thing worth noting is the insulation of the room. In the basement renovation, it is recommended that one person isolate the basement so that the room can be lived in more warmly.
What the homeowner should be looking for in a contractor
When looking for a contractor or a construction and renovation team, the homeowner looks at different aspects. Take a situation where, “Half of the work is done, the first payment is received, but the person ran away” or “the finished job is unsatisfactory.” The contractor has fallen into the trap of some construction “grass team” or “price war.”
There are many reasons for falling into this trap. Many small contractors are in the form of “polished commanders.” After getting a project, they can go to the recruitment market at any time to find long-term and short-term workers without professional skills. There is no concept or guarantee for the quality of the workers. Workers work under the supervision of “polished commanders” or “contractors,” an objective condition that causes unsatisfactory work.
A more critical measuring lever is that a project should be at an average price. Without a large-scale workforce, the small contractor will lower the cost and catch these bids from the homeowner’s “greedy-for-small-and-cheap” mentality. However, it is impossible for them to “make a trade at a loss” in the entire project, which will lead to such situations:
First of all, some people will get the down payment and leave after doing part of the work, so that the homeowner has to find another person to help complete the job, and often this kind of price will be lost, and restarting will also cost more money;
Secondly, some contractors will use the cheapest materials, and the work done is naturally not long enough and will not look good. This is the reason why the homeowner is “not satisfied with the finished things.”
Another way is that some contractors seize this industry is the law of paying one by one, so they leave when only the last payment is made, or they need to “cut corners” on the price of the underpaid part of the money—balance back. Many of the completed jobs will not pass the house entrance inspection.
Remember the saying, “greet small and cheap and suffer big losses.”
Each industry has its professional content and certain restrictions. Not everyone who wants to carry out basement renovations will be proficient in the balcony or toilet, or even the entire house. Still, some rules have been verified by this old saying. It is also applicable in this field. Keeping in mind in the construction industry is “greed for small and cheap and suffer big losses.”
A recent survey conducted by the Ipsos research company showed that homeowners have a low level of trust in small contractors, and 70% of the respondents said it is difficult to find reliable small-scale contractors to complete essential tasks. In the United States, as many as 63% of respondents said their contractors had various problems, accounting for the highest percentage anywhere across North America and Europe. This problem is not only bound to the US but can be found in any other nation.
The best solution is: the homeowner and contractor must indicate every detail of the project before starting the construction, from adding a terrace to building a house. They should try to write down every step of the way. There is no standard way to detail the requirements of the components.
It is necessary to note each step’s simple requirements and use the price as a necessary budget so that once new content appears, the price must be discussed again. In principle, everything except drawings and contracts will also be addressed by both parties. This will limit the two aspects and will not cause conflicts between the two parties in the subsequent work.
Simultaneously, it allows the builder to complete the job following the contract and requirements and prevents the homeowner from getting unsatisfactory finished products. Everyone shall be satisfied.
In every sector, choosing the right contractor depends on very many factors and one of them is personal terms and mutual agreement. Choosing the right contractor will not only have effect in the quality of work but also in the better appearance and design of the basement.