It can be challenging to find a quality Kitchen remodeler. Often, people will find themselves hopping from one company to the next because they can’t find a contractor who fits their needs. It’s frustrating, and there is no way to know if the contractor and you will be a good fit. That’s why we’ve created this handy guide on finding your kitchen and bathroom remodeler for you!
Finding Your Kitchen and Bathroom Remodeler: The Basics
When looking for a contractor, it’s hard to know who is qualified and who isn’t. But if you follow these steps, you’ll be in the clear:
-Check out online reviews on sites like Yelp, Houzz, Guild Quality, and Google. These websites allow previous customers to review their experience with the contractor they hired. You can read through some reviews, see any trends in complaints people have about the contractor, and use that information to determine who would be the best fit for your project. This is great because it helps give you an idea of what kind of service you can expect when you hire that company.
-Check litigation history. You can check your state disciplinary boards before you hire a contractor to see if they were involved in any recent or severe legal issues. The Better Business Bureau website (www.bbb.org) is also a great resource to check the overall score of the business and determine whether any customers lodged any recent or concerning complaints against them.
-Ask friends and family for references. References can tell you more about a company’s personality and work ethic than a website or job description ever could. It helps rule out some companies right off the bat so that you don’t have to waste time interviewing them to find out they’re not a good fit later on down the line. Many remodeling companies will also put references on their site so that potential customers can get an idea of their work ethic too!
-Be sure to review before and after photos on the company’s website or social media board. If they cannot provide photos to you, it may be time to move to another contractor for your remodel
-Check licenses. Most subcontractors and all general contractors should be licensed, although licensing will vary by state and municipality. It is a good practice to check on your contractor’s license status. In California, this can be done by visiting the California State Contractors License Board: https://www.cslb.ca.gov/ .
What questions you should ask potential contractors
Ask questions that help you understand if they have experience with your type of project. Other questions to ask the contractor would be the time frame and general price range for the type of remodeling you are interested in. A third important question you should ask before hiring a contractor is if they have a portfolio of past projects. You should also make sure there are high-quality pictures included in the portfolio.
We Can Help
Choosing a kitchen and bathroom remodeler is a big decision and one you should not take lightly. The last thing you want is to rush a selection and be left with a design you don’t love, or worse, live with for years. This comprehensive guide should have given you enough information to start your search, but there’s always more to learn. Contact us today, and we will be glad to answer any questions to help you navigate your remodel.