Less than a year ago my brother purchased his first home. At least once a week he calls asking me what mason, contractor, plumber or gardener he should hire. I tell him that he has to be as picky about selecting a contractor as he would be about selecting a babysitter for his niece or nephew. This is especially true with contractors.
How do I chose the right contractor for my needs? This is a question I am frequently asked. So I did a little online research to find a website that could help people like my brother. The one that intrigued me the most was FaceYourKitchen.com. Out of all the sites, it is the most informative and people friendly. They answer your question without beating around the bush. They understand that finding a dependable contractor is not an easy task and they guide you from beginning to end on the do’s and don’ts on hiring the best contract for your project.
There are steps you can take to avoid becoming the victim of a deadbeat contractor. As interior designer Patricia Davis Brown explains, finding a dependable contractor takes work. The key to a smooth kitchen remodel is being educated, making design decisions ahead of time, and communicating effectively with your contractor.
Know What You Want
Consult FaceYourKitchen.com’s kitchen ideas, a design professional or magazines to figure out what layout and styles you want for your kitchen. Ask the contractor to provide feedback. This will reduce costly change orders and associated delays.
Get multiple quotes to understand the time and money involved. Check your contractor’s references and do online license checks.
Agree On A Game Plan and Finalize All Details
You should have everything in writing, including materials, costs, schedule, necessary permits, inspections, trash hauling and liability clauses. Don’t leave anything to chance.
The truth is there is no hassle free renovation. Discussing specifics and doing extra research on a contractor may seem time consuming but it will pay off in the long run.