When you’re choosing to remodel a part of your home that you use more than others, the job must be done well. Considering a kitchen remodel is a big decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly. At Home Renovations by Mike and Apryl, we understand this can help you choose the best kitchen remodeling services for you and your home. To do this, we’ve assembled five tips when choosing the right remodeling services.
Know what you want
Before you ever get started looking for contractors you want to hire, you must decide what you want. Your contractor can provide you with advice regarding the design and functionality of various features within the kitchen, but you should still have an idea of the features, amenities, and floorplan that you want in your new kitchen. For instance, if you like hosting parties and want a kitchen that’s open to the social areas of the home, have this in mind when speaking to contractors.
Get multiple quotes
The first quote you get for a home improvement project is rarely the best one you’ll get. There’s an unwritten rule in the world of hiring contractors and that’s “the rule of three.” This means that you should speak with at least three contractors and get three quotes before making a decision. This allows you to compare their experience, rates, plan for your remodel, and availability. Carefully consider quotes that are significantly lower or higher than the others because you could either be getting shoddy workmanship or overcharged for services.
Previous customers can often give you a good idea of what it’s like to work with a contractor. While online reviews are often left by disgruntled customers, you can sometimes decipher the issue they had working with the contractor and account for that when making your decision. Conversely, you can also get an understanding of the good that’s come with working with a contractor and their team. As you read reviews, you should take into consideration your requirements for a contractor and compare that to what others have said. This makes it easier to make an informed decision in the end.
Communication is crucial in any working relationship. This goes beyond words that are spoken and includes the tone with which words are delivered as well as body language. If you’re getting an estimate from a contractor and you’re not comfortable with the way they’re speaking to you, it’s probably not a bad idea to look somewhere else. This includes their tone and how open their line of communication is before you ever meet them. You should be confident that the contractor you hire is willing to communicate any issues with you along the way as well as keep you updated on the progress of your remodel.
Get a timeline
You have a life that’s not going to slow down because your kitchen is torn apart for a remodel. It’s important that you’re given a timeline for the project and when you’ll be able to have your house back to full working order. Furthermore, if you have aspirations of having a new kitchen in place by the time the holidays roll around, let the contractor know. This will help them get an idea of the kind of work they have cut out for themselves before the project ever starts. However, it’s important to be realistic as many contractors are busy and might not be able to start your project right away.
Get in touch for more
If you’d like to learn more about how to choose kitchen remodeling services or would like to hire a contractor in the Greater Charlotte Area, reach out to our team at Home Renovations by Mike and Apryl. We’re here to help you through the process of a remodel from start to finish. Our experienced team can help you design the kitchen of your dreams then execute the plan to perfection. Give us a call today at 980-297-8581 to book your appointment. If you have other questions before getting started, please send your inquiry via our online contact form and we’ll promptly return your message.