One of the most popular remodeling projects in West Seattle-area homes is re-doing the attic or basement.
Most of us enjoy hearing good financial news. A lot of news sources have picked up on the fact that the housing industry has been performing so well. But it’s not just new homes that are grabbing the headlines. National Public Radio (NPR) reported on another aspect of the housing industry that may have an impact on you if you’re considering remodeling your West Seattle-area home.
NPR recently broadcast (and posted) a piece that may raise your eyebrows: There’s a Home Renovation Boom But Good Luck Finding a Contractor! What does that mean if you’re planning to remodel your King County area home?
One thing you can probably count on is that there will be people looking to cash in on this opportunity. While there are a good number of qualified and competent contractors in the West Seattle area (including some of our competitors) there are also people who see the shortage of remodelers as a chance to make a quick buck. That’s why it’s important to make sure you’re dealing with someone you can trust to do the job right.
The thing is, it can be fairly easy for a contractor to make himself look good on a website. But images and appearances can be deceiving. That’s why it’s so important to take time to make sure that you select the remodeler that’s right for your project—and he has the credentials to back it up. Here’s a helpful post that tells you how to read the warning signs and avoid unscrupulous builders.
In addition to the tips you’ll find in that post, you’ll want to find a remodeler that has been around for a while, has established a good reputation, and will be there for you down the road if you ever have issues with the work that’s been done. Our family has been building and remodeling homes in the Seattle area for four generations. We’ve got plenty of satisfied customers you can talk to, and you can even download a list of questions to ask any potential remodeler to make sure you know you’re dealing with an experienced, qualified professional.
If you want to remodel your West Seattle-area home, don’t worry about finding a contractor. But don’t settle for someone who’s just interested in making a quick buck. Do your homework and then choose wisely. We may be busy, but we’re not too busy to help good customers make their remodeling dreams come true!