09 Apr Tips for Choosing a Kitchen Remodel Contractor
[Updated August 2020]
When embarking on a Denver kitchen remodel, one of the most important decisions you will make is choosing who will be the contractor for your project. A quality contractor will not only consider you and your needs but will also help keep your project on the right track – on schedule, under budget, and with results that match your vision.
There are many important qualifications to look for in a builder or remodeler:
- Proper licensing and insurance
- Positive reputation in the community
- Good listening skills
- Good communication skills
- Ability to problem-solve
- Time management
- Creative solutions
- Reputable resources
- Repertoire of completed projects
- Commitment to satisfaction
Being proactive in your research will benefit you and the outcome of your remodel. To help you in the decision-making process, we offer these simple tips.
No matter the scope of your project, checking references for a contractor is an important first-step. By speaking with qualified references, you will discover both the positive and negative points of a specific builder or company. With this knowledge, you will gain a better understanding of their overall qualifications. Checking references is a common practice in the building industry. Most builders will anticipate providing you a list upon request. Oftentimes, you can visit a current project to observe the work of the contractor you are considering. You can ask friends and neighbors for suggestions. You can also seek recommendations from your custom kitchen designer, who will gladly refer you to reputable sources.
Typically, building and remodeling companies have an online presence. Therefore, we recommend that you spend time researching your selected companies’ websites and social media profiles to determine who is the best fit for your project. Read customer reviews and scroll through project portfolios. Get to know the processes and mission statements of the businesses you are considering. Online research is a valuable tool for discovering things about a builder or remodeler they may not have initially shared with you.
Once you have narrowed down your search, request project bids from your favorites. Knowing ahead of time if your budget and time-frame can be met is an important part of the equation. By comparing bids from different companies, you will gain a broader view of the steps and costs involved. Then, with all of this information at your fingerprints, you’ll be able to make a final decision on who best to hire.
To learn more about designing your kitchen or finding the best kitchen remodel contractor for your project, contact us today.