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Working With Basement Remodeling Contractors

Basement remodeling contractors are a little different from other contractors that you may hire. First of all, they are typically hired to make an enhancement to your home, as opposed to most contractors that are hired to correct problems or perform maintenance. It’s usually exciting to have a basement contractor working on your home because you can anticipate your living space becoming bigger and better.

Another perk to hiring basement contractors is that they will be working below ground so you will not need to change or remove anything from your main living spaces. However, it is important to move anything that might get in their way as they enter and leave your basement. Depending on what part of the basement is being remodeled, parts or all of it, you may need to empty the space out before the work begins. Other than that, you really don’t have much else to worry about. Just sit pretty and remind yourself of what a great investment a basement remodel is!

Hiring a Basement Remodeler

When you hire a basement contractor, you are under the assumption that they will show up to the job with everything they need. And they should! However, it is proper contractor etiquette to offer up a glass of ice water or some other beverage simply because you know that they are working hard for you and they could probably use the replenishing. Plus, you never know if such a kind act will convince them to lower the price on something, complete the project faster, or make any changes that you want without complaint. It’s always a good idea to be kind, receptive, and respectful unless given a reason not to.

Try to prepare the site that will be remodeled before the contractor arrives. You may want to plan to have a mat where they can wipe their feet before walking up your stairs. If you are extending a main floor bathroom to them for use, then the mats will come in handy for them to wipe their feet off on before walking through your house. Also, it might be a good idea to have some old rags or towels that they can use to wipe their hands so that nothing accidentally gets wiped on your furniture or walls. Most contractors will come prepared with such clothes and be cautious of your home, but it’s always better to be safe then sorry.

Additional considerations may include allowing the basement contractors access to water cups, a place to wash tools off and clean themselves up, electrical sources and any thing else that you can predict someone in their position needing. Keep in mind, you are not responsible for providing them with anything, but it would be kind to do so and may benefit your relationship with the contractor in regards to your remodeling job. If, for some reason, an issue arises between the contractor and yourself, try not to be disagreeable. Lastly, always compliment a job well done.

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Basement Remodeling Preparation

Preparing For Basement Remodeling
Basement remodels require you to plan ahead and prepare for your contractors to be moving things in and out of your lower level. The stairwell, entrance way and storage area are the three main areas to focus on. Contractors need to be able to easily get from their truck and into your basement as they are carrying heavy loads of materials and equipment.

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Planning Your Basement Remodel

Planning Your Basement Remodel
As you may have heard plenty of times before, “planning ahead” is definitely the most crucial step to a remodeling project. Homeowners that go into a home remodeling project ill-prepared and unaware usually end up dealing with higher costs in job quality, later due dates, higher project costs and a major headache. Needless to say, the planning/permitting process, and negotiating construction start dates are hard to fit into the same building season unless you plan ahead!

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Working With Basement Remodeling Contractors

Hiring a Basement Remodeler
Basement remodeling contractors are a little different from other contractors that you may hire. First of all, they are typically hired to make an enhancement to your home, as opposed to most contractors that are hired to correct problems or perform maintenance. It’s usually exciting to have a basement contractor working on your home because you can anticipate your living space becoming bigger and better.

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