It’s always good to know what you want and have clippings from magazines or printouts of what you seen and would like to have. Sometimes what you see may cost more than what you expect, therefore give yourself options. Be patient when making a final selection on who’s doing the work. The contractor that was recommended to you shouldn’t be an exception to the rule of doing the diligence of checking what and how he’s operated in the past. Is he good? Does he take a long time? Is he a man of his word? Is he honest? How’s his crew? Are they professional, exceptional or do they need to be watched? Some people are slow but very detail oriented so if you have time, this may fit and work. Some are non expensive, quick yet they miss things and this may be a perfect contractor for rental property but not for home. It’s like clothing find those that fit you and go with it. Do the research and referencing or you’ll regret it. Change orders hurt budgets and bad contractors turn dreams into extreme nightmares!