The key to reducing stress during kitchen renovations is choosing a reputable contractor. The mess that comes with renovating a kitchen may be unavoidable but taking the time to choose a contractor with an excellent reputation makes the process much easier. In addition to reputation, there are also several other factors that should be investigated before choosing a renovation company.
Always Get Referrals
Blindly trying to choose a company for kitchen renovations can be a difficult task. Instead, ask for referrals. Great sources for referrals are a local chamber of commerce, social media, and friends and family.
Check Contractors Credentials
It’s important to check contractor credentials. To do this, ask a contractor for credential information and then research it. A contractor’s credential information is also often found on a website, in ads, or in the company’s social media bios.
Ask for References
Always ask a contractor for references. Most contractors already anticipate this request from new customers and have the information needed readily available.
Lastly, it’s important to evaluate the experience and management team of every contractor being considered. When evaluating a company’s experience, it’s important to consider how long the company has been in business, whether the company has a good reputation in the community, and whether they have earned any professional designations or belong to trade organizations. Another aspect to consider is whether the contractor has liability insurance that protects homeowners in the event of an accident. If subcontractors such as plumbers or electricians are needed to complete a project, a homeowner should inquire if the contractor has relationships with other trades or what the process is to have these types of tasks completed.
By taking the time to choose the right company for kitchen renovations, a homeowner can reduce stress and expect great results when the project is finished.