09 Apr Tips for Choosing a Kitchen Remodel Contractor
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 consider you and your needs and will 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. Here are a few tips to help you in the decision-making process.
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 and gain a better understanding of their overall qualifications. Checking references is a common practice in the building industry, and 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 also ask friends and neighbors for suggestions and seek recommendations from your custom kitchen designer, who will gladly refer you to reputable sources.
Most building and remodeling companies have an online presence. To determine who is best for your project, spend some time researching your selected companies’ websites and social media profiles. Read customer reviews, scroll through project portfolios, and get to know the processes and mission statements of the businesses you are considering. Online research is a valuable tool for discovering information about a builder or remodeler that may not have been shared in your initial conversation with them.
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. Comparing bids from different companies will also provide a broader view of the steps and cost involved in creating your new kitchen, and you will have enough information at your fingerprints to make a final decision on who best to hire.
To learn more about the process of remodeling your kitchen and finding the best contractor for your project, contact us today.