Do you want to remodel your kitchen and give it a fresh new look? You need to find the right kitchen remodeler because they will be the biggest part of the project’s success or failure. The following are ways that help you discover the perfect kitchen remodeler with the skills, tools, and experience needed to do the remodeling job properly.
There is a lot involved in kitchen remodeling from floors to appliances to fixtures and cabinets. This is what makes kitchen remodeling one of the single most expensive projects in the home. It can also involve structural work, electrical work, ductwork, and plumbing. The kitchen is often the most used room in the house, so a remodeling project can also be highly disruptive.
Make sure you avoid picking an unsuitable remodeler. They can make the project a never-ending nightmare which costs you much more time and money than you counted on. They can cause you problems that come with violating municipal codes among other things. At best, the remodel may end up getting done properly, but it may not be exactly what you envisioned, or it may end up being done with inferior materials. When you choose the right kitchen remodeler your job gets done well, and it gets done without any unpleasant surprises.
When you interview kitchen remodeling companies do not be afraid to ask difficult questions. Demand solid answers. When you start your interviews, follow these tips to make sure you find the remodeling company with the right business savvy and the financial and manpower resources needed to get the work done perfectly.
1. Review the remodeler’s qualifications. Find out if they are a licensed and properly registered company in your area. Ask to see their license or get their license number. Obtain a financial statement from the company’s bank so that you can determine that they are going to be around to see your kitchen remodeling job through from start to finish. Ask them about their insurance policies that cover them as a company and as a company that hires subcontractors for the work being done.
They should have a policy for general liability insurance. It should show that there is sufficient coverage for their company vehicles, their equipment, and more. It should also cover the work that they perform. Take a look at their worker’s compensation insurance policy. Make sure you get a physical street address of the company. Some highly qualified remodelers operate out of their homes which is fine, but you need to be sure that the company has more than just a PO address.
Do not feel like you are prying for this vital information. You have to be assured that these remodelers are who they say they are and that they have what it takes to operate as a legitimate remodeling business. They should have no problem providing you with their insurance information. If they do, move on to the next prospect – fast.
2. See samples of work they have done previously. This is usually available in the form of photos or videos that they post on their company website. If they do not have a website, ask for photographs. Ask to speak with the homeowners of the projects they claim to have completed. You need to be sure that they are not providing you with false information.
Ask the company to provide you with several references. You should be able to get recent references and ones from several years ago. Make it a point to talk to the previous clients. This is fine to do as long as you get the client’s permission. Your potential remodeler will give you their contact information so that you can find out how satisfied they are with the work and how well the work has stood the test of time. Also check reviews online. Use resources like Google Business Listings or Angie’s List.
3. Get a feel for the chemistry you have with them. Are they laid back just like you? Or, do you prefer a professional demeanor from the people working for you instead? What are their work styles like? Do you think they understand the look that you are going for? They should. Make sure you gauge their compatibility with you and your hopes for the project’s outcome carefully.
Find all of this information out by taking your time to ask questions and see the necessary documents from several kitchen remodelers in your area. You will be much happier with the results of the remodeling project if you do.
At Black & White Custom Homes, we provide you with quality work and friendly staff every time. Give us a call for any kitchen remodeling requirements you may have: