Top 5 Tips on Choosing A Contractor
The most crucial part of a kitchen remodel is finding the right contractor to get the job done. With so many to pick from, how do you even begin to narrow down your choices?
These simple tips can be the difference between an incredible transformation and a series of headaches.
1: When Choosing a Contractor Ask For Referrals
Word-of-mouth is the best way to start your search and that goes for any professional service, not just kitchen remodeling. Friends and family members are a great source of knowledge, and you’ll find they are quite enthusiastic to share the name of a company that has provided quality service.
Even if you don’t know anyone personally who’s had their kitchen redone by a contractor, chances are there’s a friend-of-a-friend with a glowing recommendation. Check Yelp, which is an excellent resource at your disposal to assess authentic customer reviews of a business. If you happen to know a building inspector, they may have tips regarding which contractors in the area are known for meeting code requirements.
2: Check Contractor Credentials
Don’t let just anyone make major changes to the interior of your home! Once you’ve put together a shortlist of potential contractors, it’s time to do a little preliminary research.
Make sure that the specialist you choose has all the licenses and insurance policies required from your state and/or local municipality. In California, for instance, the contractor’s State License Board is in charge of issuing qualifications. Pay special attention to the license number, this is an indicator for how long they have been in business. The bigger the license number the newer the business. You can see that Mr. Cabinet Care has been in business in Orange County for a long time (Mr. Cabinet Care’s license # 614587).
3: Meet The Remodeling Contractor Face-to-Face
In order to make the best decision on choosing a contractor, why not invite them over to view your kitchen project?
A kitchen remodeling contractor should be generally willing to offer a free consultation and kitchen remodeling estimate. This is a great way to see how well you get along during the remodel project. After all, they may be spending quite a bit of time in your home.
4: Get Samples of Contractors Work
Any reputable contractor will be more than happy to show off some of their past projects. Photos will tell you a lot about a contractors technical competence and the pride they take in their kitchen remodeling work.\
If the kitchen remodeling photography of the contractor you choose resonates with you, consider asking for the contact information of former customers. Give them a call, and ask how the contractors was like to work with.
5: Question to Ask Before Choosing a Contractor
Questions to ask contractors former clients about your kitchen remodeling project:
- Did the initial remodeling consultation go well?
- Did the contractor complete the job on-time and on-budget?
- Was a warranty included for the kitchen cabinetry installed?
- Could the contractor have done better?
Remember: Kitchen contractors are offering you a service, not just a product. If you want optimal results, the most important thing you can do is find a company that is easy to work with and genuinely cares about your satisfaction.
Take the guess work out of choosing a contractor for a remodel!
Contact Mr Cabinet Care Today. Call 714-961-1900 to speak with a custom kitchen remodeling contractor who has been in business for over 29 years.