Hiring a kitchen remodeling contractor is not meant to be stressful. In fact, a kitchen remodeling contractor is meant to relieve you of your worries. Remodeling your kitchen should illicit feelings of excitement and exhilaration. A contractor is added in the mix to ensure those feeling are present in your remodeling journey. However, we have all heard a few horror stories of hiring the wrong contractor. We’re here to give you some tips on hiring the right one!
Hiring a Kitchen Remodeling Contractor: Research their Experience
Regardless of how you came across your possible kitchen remodeling contractor, it’s always imperative to do research. Look up the contractor to make sure they are well established and have verified credentials. Search for reviews and complaints. You want to familiarize yourself with who could possibly be remodeling your kitchen.
Hiring a Kitchen Remodeling Contractor: The Interview Process
Deciphering between contractors can be quite simple if a job interview is conducted. Call or schedule an interview with the companies who you have a desire to work with and ascertain exactly how they can meet your kitchen remodeling needs. You want to make sure your possible contractor is qualified, has a good reputation, personable, and will deliver high-quality work.
Hiring a Kitchen Remodeling Contractor: Beyond the Brochure
Do not let the professional brochure given by each contractor which shows off their services and depicts photos of your dream kitchen fool you. These sales brochures have been carefully crafted to appeal to you the homeowner. Filled with photos that were taken from ideal angles with professional lighting and possibly stock photos to showcase the kind of work the contractor claim to do, the brochures may not be 100% accurate. This is why we encourage you to ask for photos of actual, completed remodeling projects and material samples for things like cabinet and drawer materials. Take note of how the samples you are given compare to the pictures in the brochure.
Hiring a Kitchen Remodeling Contractor: Appearance and Listening
Another determining factor is how the salesperson appears and acts. Are they dressed professionally with a logo on their shirt? This could be an indication of the quality of work you’ll get. If they are dressed professionally, it’s a sign that they care about their presentation. Not only gauge whether they are really listening to your questions and concerns, but make sure they are taking the time to answer them in detail. You are building a long-term relationship. Make sure the person who you eventually hire is someone with whom you’re comfortable with and can trust.
To help ease you in the process of selecting a kitchen remodeling contractor read our other article Things You Need to Know When Hiring a Remodeling Professional. Our blog at Kitchen Solvers is made easily accessible to help aid you in your journey for your dream kitchen. Check out some of our others postings like General timelines for your kitchen remodeling project for new cabinetry.