5 Tips for Choosing the Right & Qualified Interior Remodeling Contractor


Thinking about starting a remodeling project? Often times, the most difficult part of the process is finding the best interior remodeling company for the job. With so many interior remodeling contractors out there, it can be overwhelming to narrow down your options. But don’t worry! With years of experience completing interior remodeling and refresh projects for homeowners across the Greater Indianapolis area and beyond, we know what you should consider before you hire a contractor so your experience can be smooth and worry-free.

  1. Know What You Want

Not all home interior remodeling contractors specialize in the same kind of work. Whether or not a remodeling contractor can provide for you largely depends on what kind of home improvements they will be doing. Are you looking to completely remodel your kitchen, tear down walls and expand your space? Or are you wanting new bathroom flooring and a fresh coat of paint? You don’t have to know all the details, but having a general idea of what work you want done will help potential contractors know the scope of work.

At White Oak Homes, we can handle projects of any size. Whether you want to simply refresh an existing space or complete an extensive remodel, our team can work with you and create a plan for your space.

  1. Do Your Homework

To find a contractor, you need to start researching. We recommend creating a list of local contractors who have the right expertise for your home remodeling needs and then gradually narrowing down your options. There are several ways to find qualified contractors, and often the easiest is a simple internet search. You can also rely on trustworthy word-of-mouth referrals by asking your family and friends if they have any recommendations or know of anyone who recently completely a home renovation project with a contractor. With a list of recommendations in hand, be sure to check social media and online reviews to see how others honestly rate the quality of their home improvement projects.

  1. 3. Look at Portfolios

Some contractors may have a newly finished project you can see in person, but if they don’t, be sure to ask for a portfolio of before and after photos from previous jobs. It’s always important to make sure you choose a contractor who specializes in the type of remodel you need — if you want to remodel your kitchen, you don’t want to choose a contractor who only completes bathroom remodeling projects. If the contractor doesn’t have any physical photos to show, they should have a portfolio website you can browse online.

Tip: A trustworthy general contractor will make it easy for you to contact them and see examples of their work. If you stumble across a contractor lacking basic information and resources, they probably aren’t a reliable option.

  1. 4. Ask for Licenses and Certifications

You should always rely on house interior remodeling services that come from a contractor who is licensed and insured. Legal requirements for contractors vary by state, so be sure to call the licensing division of your local government for specific requirements so you can double check your list of contractors’ credentials. It is also important to ensure each contractor has liability insurance in case your home ends up damaged during the remodeling process. Contractors should also be covered by worker’s compensation, so ask for copies of insurance policies to ensure they’re up to date.

  1. 5. Gather Bids and Hire a Home Improvement Contractor!

At this point, you should have a more narrowed list of contractors. Once you’ve made a list of ones you like, you need to get bids from them. Talk to each interior remodeling contractor and define your plans, show them any drawings, products or blueprints you have and let them know your budget. Be sure to ask each contractor for details about labor costs, materials and other expenses so you can better compare your bids.

Remember — don’t choose the lowest price just because it’s the lowest price. You need to keep quality of work in mind when selecting a bid. Once you’ve chosen the best bid for your needs, your contractor will draft a proposal for you to sign. Then, your project will be underway!

Ready to get started on your home remodel or refresh project?

With White Oak Homes, choosing a contractor has never been easier. Our interior remodeling team at has decades of experience to better guide you through the remodeling or refresh process from start to finish. No matter the size or demand of your project, we can provide the skills, knowledge and experience necessary to renovate and make your home feel like a brand-new space. We are proud to offer services that best suit even the most specific of projects to ensure you experience less interruption time and save money. Complete your home improvement project with people you trust by saying “Yes!” to White Oak.