So, it’s time to bring your kitchen into the new decade… preferably before the next one begins! You have studied the design magazines, perused the aisles at the home improvement stores, meandered your way through the cookware retailers and have finally determined what your new kitchen will look like. Now, it’s time for the kitchen remodeling project of your dreams! But before you can enjoy your dream kitchen you need to make it through the kitchen remodel project without it becoming a remodeling nightmare.
In order to minimize the risk of a kitchen remodeling adventure becoming a disturbing experience you never want to relive; it is important to do some basic homework before the project is begun.
Ensuring Your Kitchen Remodeling Project is a Dream Come True
Before beginning any project, it is vital that you first establish your Must Have elements and how they compare to your maximum spend amount. You don’t want to get midway through the project and discover that you don’t have the money you need to complete the task, or have to settle for a less than acceptable space. Once that is in place, moving forward will be much easier.
Next, talk to several kitchen remodeling companies. Tell them what you want, but also listen to their input. The listening needs to be a two-way street. But, ultimately, it should come down to what you want and how it will work for your space and your budget. Sure, that may mean making some sacrifices or concessions, but it should not mean conceding on quality or accepting less than workmanship. As you talk to assorted remodeling teams, be sure to ask about, and follow up with, local homeowners for whom the company completed projects. If at all possible, visit a few of these locations and see what the homeowner has to say.
As you interview potential remodelers, be certain to ask company centric questions such as how long they have been in business, if they are licensed and insured, and how billing is to be handled. Ideally, you should be able to split the payment into 2 – if not 3 or 4 – payments over the course of the job being done. Another thing to ask is, “Who will be doing the clean-up at the end of the job?”
Before any work is done or supplies are bought, get everything in writing, and do not sign anything until all is to your expectations. This includes the start and finish time for the job. Once you have all the details worked out, you are ready to move forward on the kitchen on of your dreams.
So, don’t put off that kitchen remodeling job any longer. Talk to some local companies today about making your kitchen dreams a reality – you’ll be so glad you did.
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