Interior Home Renovations: How to Know You're Hiring the Right Contractor

Do your research when looking for the best contractor for your interior home renovations. 

Do your research when looking for the best contractor for your interior home renovations. 

With summer’s heat, and smoke, starting to lift in Kelowna, now is a good time as any to start thinking about interior home renovations. If you’re hoping to get that brand new kitchen installed before Christmas, be sure to do your homework when looking for renovation contractors that will do the job on time and on budget.

So how do you know you are hiring the right renovation company for the job? Well, a little research and knowledge go a long way. In fact, at Rafter 4K Contracting we insist that our clients are well informed about all aspects of their home renovation projects before any job starts. It’s all about building trust and meeting expectations.


Get to Know Your General Contractor

The same as when an employer is looking to hire a potential employee, you as a client should feel free to conduct your own interview and background check when looking to hire the best renovation contractor for your project.

Do your research by: 

  • Finding out how long the company has been in operation
  • Seeing if the contractor has the proper credentials and licensing
  • Looking into the company’s past projects
  • Asking how many projects the company is currently working on
  • Checking the Better Business Bureau for the business’ rating based on customer reviews and complaints
  • Making sure the contractor is properly insured for damages and Work Safe BC
  • Getting all house renovations costs and estimates in writing, including planning and design, permits, labour, materials, etc.


Ask Around

One of the best ways to make sure you are hiring the best contractor for the job is to get word-of-mouth recommendations. Consider these the references on your home contractor’s job application. However, don’t just rely on contractors to provide you with their own references. You can also do your own research by checking review websites/social media outlets such as: 

  • Google
  • Facebook
  • Yelp
  • Angie’s List
  • HomeStars
  • Houzz


Read the estimonials

Customer satisfaction is tantamount when it comes to trusting that your company will deliver the kind of renovation services that will meet your needs. Help seal the deal by reading customer testimonials and seeing what others have experienced from your chosen company.

Not only will you learn how your contractor met expectations in timeliness, quality, and professionalism, you’ll get some insider knowledge on what they were like to deal with on a personal level.


Looking to renovate the most used room in your home? Read our Kitchen Renovation Survival Guide and make your house renovations ideas a reality.


At Rafter 4K Contracting, we have the credentials to back up our home renovation projects. In operation for more than 25 years, our adherence to quality is the reason why we are one of the most trusted companies for home renovations in Kelowna.


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