How Do You Choose a Kitchen Remodeling Company?
A kitchen remodeling company is a necessity when you want your project done right. These organizations often represent one-stop shops in terms of design, construction, and project management. However, not all remodeling companies are created equal, and it is up to the homeowner to take the necessary steps to ensure they hire a qualified contractor.
Too many homeowners fall victim to construction fraud because they trust a friendly contractor without verifying their background or professional history. To protect yourself, you will want to take five steps in the process of finding, selecting, and hiring a kitchen remodeler.
1. Ask for Recommendations and Search the Web for a Kitchen Remodeling Company
Before selecting a kitchen remodeling company to complete your project, you need to compile a list of likely candidates. Most people do not have a list of kitchen remodelers on hand. Instead, you can use two methods for finding companies: ask for recommendations and search the web.
Many people choose to ask their friends, neighbors, and colleagues for references. Focusing on personal connections is a good option because the recommendations come from people you know, love, and trust.
Performing a web search is likely the easiest way to compile a list fast. However, it’s essential to note that the list that appears under your initial search does not necessarily include all of the best companies in your area.
2. Check References and Reviews of the Kitchen Remodeling Company
When you have a list of at least ten prospective remodelers, it is time to start narrowing your selections. The best way to check your options is by reading available reviews and contacting the businesses for references.
Online reviews are not always the best source of accurate reviews, but they can provide insight into the average consumer experience. You can also average out the reviews to determine the overall favorability of a company.
If the company does provide references, you will want to contact everyone on the list. Call the people you can visit the sites or look at the pictures of people willing to give you a glimpse of their kitchens.
3. Get Quotes From at Least 3 Remodeling Companies
Before you hire any kitchen remodeling company, it would help if you verified its prices by comparing it to other companies. In general, you will want to get at least three quotes for your project. Do not go with the lowest estimate or the highest, as it’s better to use the median estimate instead.
It is even better if you can get estimates from more than three businesses. The more estimates you have, the better data you have to determine a fair quote.
4. Check the Credentials of the Kitchen Remodeling Company
To protect yourself against fraud, you should verify the credentials of any contractor or company you are thinking of hiring.
A professional construction service will have the appropriate licenses to operate within the state, and it will have a current insurance policy. Any reputable kitchen remodeler will happily provide a homeowner with the documentation proving their status. Additionally, a contractor or construction company will typically include their information on any contracts or official paperwork.
Ensuring the company is licensed and insured is about protecting yourself. If the company you hire does not have insurance, you can be held liable for any injuries or damages sustained during the project.
5. Read the Contract From the Kitchen Remodeling Company and Ask Questions
When you select a kitchen remodeling company, it will provide you with a contract to review and sign. The contract should discuss, in detail, the specifics of the project, payment arrangements, and other obligations. You want to check the paperwork, making sure that everything you discussed is included.
During this phase of negotiations, you also want to ask questions. If there’s anything you are uncertain of, the time for clarification is before signing the contract.
Are you ready to start a kitchen remodeling project? If so, contact HG Luxury Homes to schedule a property assessment and project estimate. The professional designers and builders working for HG Luxury Homes are among some of the most experienced and respected in the field.