Should You Make a Remodeling Plan Before Meeting a Contractor?

List: Posted: 03/28/11

When you are considering remodeling a room or your entire home, you may think that speaking with a building contractor is the first step.  In truth, however, this can be the biggest mistake you can make.  Before you contact anyone about upgrades to your home, it is best to sit down and create a remodeling plan.  Determine what rooms you wish to upgrade, what upgrades and materials you really want, and how much you are willing to spend.

Taking the time to plan before speaking to someone about remodeling will help you make sure that everyone is on the same page.  It can also help you create rigid spending limits that you can explain to your contractor. 


When creating a remodeling plan, it is also helpful to consider a contractor search as part of the plan.  Remember that not all contractors are created equal, and that some will offer lower prices while some instead offer lower quality masked by higher prices.  Take the time to search sites like Angie’s List for reviews before making a decision.

Your remodeling plan should include an idea of what you want your finished room to look like.  If you want granite counter tops, accept no substitutes.  Watch out for contractors who try to sell you on extra features or who don’t seem to be listening to your goals for your space.  They may have surplus tile left over from their last job that they are trying to unload on you. 


Remodeling is designed to make things better and more usable or enjoyable for you, and this means creating a plan and choosing a contractor that will work for all of your needs and wishes - not the other way around.

Remodeling And Restoration Contractors

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    • 42395 Ryan Rd Suite 112 Ste 112
    • Ashburn, VA 20148
    • (703) 828-7414

      For over a decade, the team at NVA Home Improvements has been serving home and business owners across Ashburn and the surrounding Virginia area.

      • 21358 Shady Wood Ter
      • Ashburn, VA 20148
      • (571) 293-0202

        Cripps Construction Company is the #1 provider of Ashburn remodeling services for Northern Virginia. We deliver high quality remodeling for bathrooms, kitc

        • 21029 Timber Ridge Ter
        • Ashburn, VA 20147
        • (703) 466-0796

          basement renovation, kitchen remodelling, deck patio, drywall and painting, home edition, home extension, sun room, high tech lighting design.

          • 41189 Hamilton Chapel Ter
          • Ashburn, VA 20148
          • (703) 297-1216

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