Research is broad based and requires a great deal of time and effort.
You must research materials you will need so that you will understand the various prices and styles of materials you will need. There are many suppliers of materials and different prices; if you look hard enough you will find what you are looking for at a reasonable price.
You should spend a great deal of time researching multiple contractors who will be needed to perform the work. I would also check the Better Business Bureau as part of your selection criteria. Another common sense rule of thumb from my experience:
· Ask people you trust for references, this is usually a good way to start.
· If he is willing to start right away be cautious. A good contractor has a lot of work and would have to schedule you in.
· Check references and visit the completed work site, don’t just rely on a phone call. It could easily be his Aunt Sally you call.
Once know what you want and have chosen a contractor you are on your way to achieving your goals.