Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Choosing a Kitchen Contractor

When it comes to remodeling your kitchen, having a knowledgeable, professional contractor on your side can make all the difference in the world. In addition to construction services, many contractors offer additional services such as kitchen design services. Good contractors will also ensure that you are included in all of the decision making throughout the project to ensure that any changes fit in with your overall project goals. There are three basic steps for finding the right kitchen contractor for your kitchen remodeling project. These include: 

Generate a list of contractors 

To get started, begin to make a list of local contractors. You should stick with local contractors that have a physical presence in your area as this will ensure that the contractor you choose has registered their business with the city in which you live. This gives you recourse in the event something goes wrong. 

Ask your friends or family if they have anyone they would recommend. This will ensure that you have one reference that you can trust. Your list should include at least three or four options. 

Request bids

Next, contact each contractor and ask for a bid. The contractors should come out onsite in order to get more information about the job and every bid should be in writing. In addition, request a copy of the contractor’s proof of insurance and proof of valid business license as well as a list of references. 

Choose Your Contractor

Once all of the bids are in, conduct a background check to ensure that each contractor is in good standing in the community. Contact references, the local business licensing authority and the Better Business Bureau to see if there have been any complaints and what the final resolution was. Then choose a contractor based on price, availability, and professionalism. 

Choosing the right contractor for your kitchen remodeling project will not only ensure that you get the best possible results, but that the project is completed on time and under budget.

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