When you have a residential site that needs to be remodeled this is the building professional you would contact. A home renovation contractor may do all of the remodeling themselves or they may subcontract different areas of the remodeling job to other contractors. In this job they could for a general contracting company, be self employed, work for a remodeling specialist company or a home building company. Working as a home renovation contractor offers a person may different job opportunities. These types of residential remodeling projects are as different as the ones who hire the contractor to do the remodeling.
The homeowner may need to hire a home renovation contractor for a simple job like painting a bathroom or doing a closet expansion or it could be an entire home remodeling project. Some renovation contractors specialize in incorporating a specific style into the home's decor or remodeling certain rooms. This is why they sometimes sub-contract work out to other contractors. That particular part of remodeling is not in their field of expertise.
Before the remodeling can be done the home, renovation contractor will visit the home to inspect the home if it is a total remodeling job or just the area where the homeowner wants remodeled before they place a bid. This initial visit will allow the contractor to assess the condition of the home and to check out the area that is to be removed. While on this visit, the homeowner may ask the contractor for photos of their past projects or for references. The contractor, during this visit, asks questions and takes notes about the exact work the homeowner wants done along with any measurements that need to be taken.
Normally the home renovation contractor will go back to their office to prepare their bid after the visit and they know exactly what the homeowner wants to have done. Once the bid has been prepared, the contractor will present it to the homeowner. If they are chosen as the winner of the contract for the remodeling job the bid could possible change several times as homeowner will frequently change their minds as suggestions are made by the home renovation contractor how to make the remodeled area better and other details are suggested or changed by the homeowner. Once everything has been finalized and both parties have signed the bid the contractor can start on the remodeling.
Depending on the project, the renovation contractor may rope off the area of remodeling for safety and health reasons. If there is just one room being remodeled this is usually not necessary but if it is an entire house remodeling project the homeowner and their family will move to another location during the remodeling.