Your house is decades old, and now it’s time for a bit of remodeling. You obtain estimates from two different contractors. One leans toward the pricey side, but the contractor has a reputation for solid work. The other is thousands of dollars cheaper, but his work is relatively untested. Which one will you choose?
Many homeowners face the same decision every day. You’ll be surprised to know how many of them go with the “more affordable” option, resulting in months of complaining about the substandard work that they received. Granted, their reason for choosing to go with Mr. Low Quality may be valid, and everyone would love to have the best quality job at the cheapest price. While that may be possible, oftentimes, the reality is that you get what you pay for.
Most of the time, the reason a contractor charges so cheaply is because he lacks the necessary experience for the job. If you decide that you should save money by hiring that guy, know that you run the huge risk of receiving subpar service and poor craftsmanship. However, if peace of mind and high quality is what you want, then don’t let lack of funds hold you back. Start saving up for the renovation you have in mind and put off the project until such time that you become financially ready.