So, you’re considering a remodel in your home!
You may have been envisioning a change to a particular area in your home for years; and have come to the place where you’re ready to consider getting started. Or, perhaps, you may have just purchased a property and are not particularly happy with how this house functions for your lifestyle. So you’re ready to get started.
Why should you consider hiring a General Contractor to assist you with your plan?
What is the difference between hiring a handyman or a general contractor specializing in remodeling?
A handyman may have some skills to help you install cabinets or flooring or fix areas that need repair. They may even tackle the idea of doing a complete remodel, yet still expect you to find an electrician or plumber and order your fixtures and products.
A Handyman typically is not licensed to do electrical, plumbing, HVAC, or structural work. Those require specialized licenses. However, selecting a general contractor specializing in remodeling could be the right choice for your project.
A General Contractor has trusted licensed and insured subcontractors and workers that can provide all the services needed during a remodel. These might include but are not limited to plumbing, electrical, drywall, tile installation, flooring installation, solid surface counters, appliances, painting, and cabinets.
Your General Contractor will follow the building codes set by your local city or county regarding any changes to your structure, electrical, plumbing, or HVAC requirements.
During your remodel, The General Contractor will apply for necessary permits, ensure all the subcontractors are licensed and insured, develop a schedule for your project from start to finish, and keep in contact with all the trades involved. They will work hard to negotiate pricing with subcontractors and vendors to ensure your project stays within your budget and provides you with the complete service or products you need.
Your general contractor will most often oversee any design and layout work, connect with engineers if structural work is needed, and assist you with selecting your fixtures, cabinets, counters, etc.
When selecting a General Contractor, look at their reviews online, ask for referrals, and of course, have a conversation with them to see if they sound like a good fit for you.
The Transformers Idaho LLC
1123 12th Ave Rd #250
Nampa, ID 83686
m: (208) 440-0659