When you take on a kitchen remodeling project, there are a lot of companies to choose from to do the work. How do you know which company is the right one for the job? Use these tips to find the remodeling experts who work best for you.
Do Your Homework
During a consultation with a designer, it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement and commit to more than you originally planned. Avoid this pitfall by committing to the plan first. Browse different kitchen designs online to get some ideas of what you like and sketch out the specific features you want to see in your new kitchen. Then, visit your local hardware store to get a general idea of how much the materials to do the job should cost. This helps you make a kitchen remodeling budget that you can use as a guide for your initial planning session with your designer.
Plan Your Questions
One of the reasons many companies offer a free consultation is that they know that they are still trying to earn your business during that initial meeting. Plan the questions you are going to ask:
- How long will the remodeling project take?
- Will they be able to fit within your budget?
- Do they have Better Business Bureau accreditation?
- Do they work with experienced, licensed plumbers and electricians?
- Do they have references they can provide?
A common mistake that homeowners make is choosing the first designer they interview. You don’t know that you are getting the best deal unless you have multiple choices to compare. Interview several companies and choose the one that can do exactly what you want for the price you can afford.
You are investing too much time and energy into your kitchen remodeling to settle for a designer or contractor who doesn’t share your vision or respect your budget. By knowing exactly what you want and hiring someone who can deliver it, you are likely to be happier with the results.