Hiring the Right Contractor: Why Past Project Photos Matter

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Home remodeling is a very visual process. Aside from improving functionality, the main reason homeowners want to remodel is to create an updated look and feel of their home’s interior. A big part of our process at Medford Remodeling is to redesign the space with floor plans and 3-D renderings to showcase the visual changes that will be made. We also provide design assistance with our professional interior designer to ensure the right style of fixtures, appliances, and colors are selected.  Homeowners love to physically see their renovation come together and witness the grand transformation of their home.

 

Because home remodeling such a visual process, it’s important that you are able to see the quality of your contractor’s past work in their project photos. Professional photographs will help you decide if a certain company is a good choice for you, and reflects the amount of pride they take in their work.

 

 

Hiring the Right Contractor: Why Past Project Photos Matter

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Consider Quality & Quantity of Photos

Past project photos are a great tool for contractors to attract new customers, and also help the customers get a feel for the contractor’s quality of work. When a contractor’s website displays fuzzy, out-of-focus images, you have to wonder about their commitment to quality and craftsmanship. If they don’t seem to care how their work is reflected on their website, how can you expect them to take pride in the work they do in your home?

Professional photographs offer clear, well-it displays that showcase the many levels of detail involved in the renovation. As a homeowner looking for a contractor, it’s important to pay close attention to these shots, as they’ll give you an idea of the level of quality you can expect.

 

 

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Not only should you pay attention to the quality of the photos, but the quantity and frequency in which they are posted. It should be a red flag if every project only includes one or two grainy photographs, or if the contractor hasn’t added new photos since 2012. A slim photo gallery can be a sign that the company doesn’t produce work worth photographing.

 

Photographs Provide Great Insight to Contractor’s Specialties & Style

Checking out a contractor’s project photos is an easy way to narrow down your options when it comes to hiring. For example, if you’re looking to complete a major bathroom remodel and a contractor’s website doesn’t feature any recent bathroom projects, you probably shouldn’t hire them. That’s not to say they can’t do a bathroom remodel, but that it might not be their area of expertise. Because remodeling your home is such a big (and expensive!) process, you definitely don’t want to risk hiring someone that is inexperienced in your specific project type.

 

 

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Photographs also help you determine if you the contractor’s style agrees with your own. Often times, if you look through a series of project photos, you will notice that they reflect the contractor’s signature style. This could be super modern with clean lines, very ornate with lots of detail, or more traditional and balanced. If you’re interested in a very minimalistic finished product and all of the contractor’s photos are extreme and over the top, you should likely cross them off your list and continue your search for the right contractor.

 

Find Photos, Ratings and Reviews on Other Websites

If you do your research right, you’ll find that there are a ton of great resources available to find contractor photos online aside from just the contractor’s website. Social Media platforms like Facebook and Twitter and specialty sites, like Houzz, are all great options.

 

 

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These sites allow you to see project photos and give you access to client reviews and ratings. It’s also nice to see how the contractor communicates with their potential clients on the web. The more information you can obtain about each contractor, the easier it will be to choose the company that will meet your needs and provide the best overall experience.

 

If you are interested in remodeling your home or are looking for a quality contractor in the DFW area, Medford Remodeling would be happy to help! You can visit our website, find us on Facebook, or visit our Houzz profile for more information (and photos!) We’d be happy to help.

 

Warm Regards,

 

The Medford Remodeling Team