5 Things To Discuss Before Starting a Remodeling Project

March 23, 2023
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When the time has come that you wish to begin your home remodeling project, you will start with some planning. At first you may think the most challenging part of the planning would be the money and financial part, but sometimes choosing the right remodeling company could be even harder. To prepare yourself best for that, here are some topics to discuss so that you can see if they are the right fit for you.


Experts recommend that you prepare your contractor with an outline of what you are looking to do for the project in advance of meeting. Add in expectations of regular meetings and check-ins as well. If your early communications are off to a good start then it can be indicative of the project’s future.

Time Frame

Inevitably there will be some hiccups, changes and delays during any larger project. However, it is still important to ask the team how this will affect the time frame of the project. Be sure to discuss logistics as well, such as when the crew will work during the day, which days of the week, what facilities they will use, etc.


Smaller companies are totally fine to work with, but make sure that means you can still reach your contractor with questions when you have them. Also, check to see if the company uses any subcontractors. If so, make sure they have the necessary qualifications for the job too.

Management Software

With larger projects and busier schedules meetings and calls can be tough. Some companies have a software system in place that can track progress and keep all involved updated. There can be a small learning curve but ultimately it makes things easier in the end. Ask to see if the company has a version of this.

Referrals and Portfolio

A good remodeling firm should have a portfolio of work and references available. Make sure they have this ready for you to see and ideally they should be jobs in your area. This way they will be most experienced with types of homes, code, and any potential permit protocol as well.