Choosing the Right Kitchen Remodel Contractor
Choosing the Right Kitchen Remodel Contractor 2021
A kitchen is usually the heart of the home. We often spend a lot of time in our kitchen making meals or helping the kids with homework. Many newer homes have the perfect layout and even luxurious appliances. If you’re living in the Fox Cities area, you may be considering a kitchen remodeling project. There are many factors that go into making your dream kitchen come to life. For instance, where’s the best place for appliances, the best material for countertops, better water efficiency? A new kitchen island? A sturdier, prettier floor? There are plenty of changes you can make. The most important aspect of a successful home remodeling project is choosing the right kitchen remodel contractor. In this article, we share some tips for this process.
Who Gets To Do The Work?
Since home remodeling projects costs money, it makes sense that a homeowner’s goal is to get the job done just right the first time. The best way to do this is by hiring the right kitchen remodel contractor. The success of the remodel, and the conversion of your hard-earned money into the kitchen of your dreams, depends on your choice of contractor. Therefore, it is crucial to put much thought and careful consideration into this decision.
Here are some helpful tips for choosing the right kitchen remodel contractor:
Get Reliable Recommendations
It may be easy to find a contractor online and do research about them. It is still a better idea to consider ones that are recommended by people you actually know and trust. From these sources, you can quickly get a more realistic picture of what the contractor and their kind of work are like. Create a shortlist of candidates from your friends’ or relatives’ suggestions. Our friends at Specialized Audio and Video, the #1 Sacramento AV Company, recommends looking on NextDoor or Yelp to see if the contractor is reliable.
Ask the Right Questions
You need to be thorough about asking your references about the contractors they have recommended. Some of the more important ones are:
- Did the contractor demonstrate positive work habits like arriving on time, being prepared for every task, cleaning up after the work, respecting the property, providing progress reports, and informing the client of any potential or existing delays?
- Were they able to stick to the scope of the project or were any unauthorized modifications made to the details or materials used?
- How did the contractor handle mistakes or mix-ups, if there were any?
- Was the budget followed? What compromises were made and how did they affect the result?
See the Work for Yourself
Make time for visiting houses that the contractor previously worked on — at least the three most recent ones. A good contractor will produce high-quality work even if there have been changes to their team of laborers or subcontractors, suppliers of materials, or certain methods. It also helps to see the contractor during work in progress so you can actually observe their commitment to quality and safety.
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Editor’s note: This post was originally published in September 2016 and has been completely revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.