Everything you need to know when choosing a contractor.
So, you’ve picked out new cabinets (hopefully from our site), allocated a budget, perhaps set plans to knock through a wall or two, and are ready to begin with the project. However, you’re missing one thing: the time or expertise to get the job done.
This is where a kitchen contractor comes in – a specialist contractor who will gut, renovate, and even fit kitchen cabinets and other appliances. However, choosing a kitchen contractor is no simple task, especially with such a vast array of prices on the market.
This article will walk you through how to choose a kitchen contractor, beginning with compiling a list of contractors in your area.
Compile a list of contractors
To begin with, you should compile a list of local kitchen contractors, a great starting place when it comes to creating the kitchen of your dreams. When creating the list, add recognized companies and self-employed contractors, both of which will be followed up with in the research phase.
Do your research
Once you’ve written that list, it’s time to do your research. Firstly, read reviews online of each contractor or contracting company, shortlisting these down to the most reliable and highly-rated options.
Next up, you want to contact the most reputable contractors, explaining the project, and asking for an estimated quote. This allows you to assess your options, discuss further renovation ideas, and compare expertise and prices against one another.
Interview your remaining options
Finally, you want to interview the remaining candidates. Ensure they are confident they can do the job, request a final quote, and if possible, ask them out to the job to assess the project (this also means your quote will be more accurate).
Ensure to discuss further ideas concerning the project, perhaps asking their opinion and whether or not they have any suggestions or critiques themselves. The more honest a contractor, the better, especially when it comes to how confident they are in the job.
The bottom line
Choosing a professional to fit a kitchen or renovate your current kitchen is no easy task; it’s a complicated process. Follow the advice provided in this article, and you’ll be well on your way to your dream kitchen.