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3 Tips to Avoid a Scary Remodeling Job This Halloween


Break out the Halloween decorations, not the Halloween remodeling regret.

Halloween is all about a good scare, but it helps to know that the scare isn’t real. Everyone loves to see a ghost or a witch in the window or a giant spider guarding the door. However, when your remodeling job turns out to be a nightmare, that Halloween charm just isn’t enough to make up for it. With the right remodeling companies in Lancaster County and these tips, you can avoid scary remodeling jobs and enjoy the Halloween season the way it was meant to be.


Do Thorough Research

Never hire remodeling companies without first doing thorough research. Comb through their customer reviews and make sure to get references as well as proof of licensing and insurance when you interview them. In fact, often it’s best to get multiple quotes from a few different remodeling companies in Lancaster County before you make a decision. This will give you a good sense of the kind of service you can expect and how satisfied their past customers were with their work, as well as the best value for your money.

Keep Communication Open

Having your own vision for your kitchen, bathroom, room addition, etc. is one thing. Being able to communicate that vision to someone else is a different matter entirely. Of course, when you hire a professional remodeling company, you have their expertise to rely on, but you still want to make sure that you’re both on the same page. Discuss what you want thoroughly with your remodeling contractor, and listen to their own ideas and plans for the space. If you don’t like something, speak up in the planning stages rather than having to live with it for years after the job is finished. The stronger the communication between remodeling companies and customers, the less likely you are to end up with a remodeling nightmare.

Trust Your Instincts

Sometimes homeowners see little red flags but tell themselves they’re just imagining them, and that because they’re not experts, their own instincts can’t be trusted. In almost every instance, those homeowners later come to regret not listening to their instincts. If you’re signing a contract with a remodeling company and you’re uncomfortable with some of the terms, bring them up or have a lawyer look over them. If you’re getting a quote from a contractor and you feel pressured to make a decision immediately, or they demand that you pay upfront, your discomfort should probably be a warning sign to you.


Trick-or-treating should be spooky. Your home remodeling shouldn’t be. Contact MBC Remodeling today for more information or a free consultation for our remodeling services.


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