If you are thinking about adding on to your property, it is a good idea to hire a general contractor. He or she can help you achieve your desired outcome at the budget you set. Be sure to ask for photo’s of your contractor’s previous work to make sure you like it!
Also, make sure the contractor you work with is licensed. Ask to see a copy of his or her license. Be sure to ask to references to ensure he or she has a good reputation. Talking to satisfied clients and getting good references will help put your mind at ease.
Don’t pay for the work upfront. Set benchmarks for your project and pay as they are completed. Paying in this piecemeal manner will help to ensure you don’t get ripped off or scammed by your general contractor.