Pro or No?

Pro or No?

  • Kathy Sexton
  • 09/1/23

Pro or No? | When to Call in Outside Help for Interior Projects

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How big? How extensive? How much? Answering these overarching questions can help you decide whether or not you need a pro for your home’s interior makeover. Here, we guide your preplanning, so the process is as easy breezy as possible.

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Follow these five steps to help find the right pro for your project.

Make a Short List. Ask friends for recommendations of tradespeople they’ve used. Also, search online for reviews and recommendations for local businesses.

Research. Start narrowing your list. Check their websites for online work portfolios. Some will also describe their working style. Does their aesthetic and work ethic match yours?

Reach Out. Contact the firms still on your list. Ask them how they work. Discuss their styles and schedule. Describe your project and budget to find out if it would be a good fit.

Call References. When you have only one to three firms on your list, ask for references and call them. Ask past clients about their experience and if the process and end result matched expectations.

Finalize the Details. Read the contract before signing. Be sure project scope, payment terms, and timeline are defined.


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