Where to Get the Best Home Remodeling Advice
So, if your gut tells you something doesn’t mesh with a potential home remodeling contractor, you’re probably right.
If you are ready to take the plunge with a home renovation project, but don’t have any good leads for help, where should you go to seek out dependable home remodeling advice?
Ask friends, relatives and co-workers for referrals
Friends, neighbors, co-workers and family members are typically good places to start your search to find a good contractor that can help you with home remodeling advice.
Also, if you know people in the building trades, reach out to them. Local hardware store team members may also be able to provide reliable referrals.
Check out online customer reviews
Websites, such as Angie’s List, do not allow anonymous reviews, and the site checks to see whether reviewers actually used the contractor. Other websites, like Yelp and Google also have some customer reviews and plenty of design space ideas and inspiration.
The key with this approach: Read the reviews very carefully to make sure the contractor is the right person for your job and will work well with you. Remember, reading reviews is not a replacement for checking references.
This website is best for figuring out what’s actually doable versus what projects will have a bigger commitment.
HGTV offers ideas ranging from storage tricks and closet makeover ideas to selecting a new addition’s foundation.
Mobile apps for inspiration
- Pinterest. On this website, you can exchange ideas with other pinners, create a private board for yourself or to share with your friends or your designer. It’s an easy, simple way to organize and share all of your remodeling ideas.
- Houzz. Similar to their website, this mobile app boasts countless professional quality photos of home renovations for ideas. You can search for articles, ask advice from group forums, buy products for sale, as well as browse portfolios and profiles of design and remodeling professionals to find a good match for your project.