Once you have decided to renovate your kitchen, the next thing to do is to look for a kitchen contractor. The ideal contractors should assist you with the project and have plenty of experience. On top of that, they must also be transparent with their decisions and communicate well with the homeowner. Reliable Design-Build-Remodel talks about how to find the perfect kitchen remodel contractors for your Hoover, AL home.
To help you find a contractor for your kitchen remodeling, follow these four important steps.
Step 1: Ask for Referrals
One of the best ways to find a kitchen contractor for your project is through word of mouth. As such, consider asking family, friends and neighbors about contractors they’ve previously worked with on jobs. Be sure to ask whether they’ve had good experiences with them and how they handled problems along the way. This way, you know the reviews are honest and reliable. Not only that, but you can also see their work in person. If your family and friends cannot give you a good referral, the alternative solution is to check online for kitchen remodelers in your area.
Step 2: Check Qualifications
After identifying a few candidates from your referrals or research, the next step is looking at their credentials. If your area requires a licensed contractor, make sure to look for a contractor with these qualifications. Additionally, find out whether your potential kitchen contractor holds all the required licenses from state and local municipalities, including professional associations, such as the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI). Liability insurance is also another credential your contractors should have. If they don’t have it, you may be held financially responsible for any accidents that may happen on your property while the project is ongoing.
Step 3: Interview Contractors
Even if the first company you interview meets all your requirements, you must resist the urge to sign a contractor right away. You might find other kitchen contractors that fit your standards even better. For this reason, you need to interview more than one contractor before making a choice. For best results, try narrowing your list down to three candidates, and set up interviews with each. During the interview, ask plenty of questions and observe how the contractors handle them. Remember, it’s highly important to hire a kitchen contractor who communicates well and understands your vision.
Step 4: Review References
Don’t forget to ask your prospective kitchen contractors to see some of their previous projects. Even though you have checked their online website, some projects may not make it on their online portfolio. In addition, you may also request references and call the company’s customers in the past. Review their references and ask them about their experience working with the contractor.
Reliable Design-Build-Remodel is a full service general construction firm and remodeling contractor operating in the Birmingham metro and Jefferson and Shelby County areas and surrounding communities, including Birmingham, Helena, Chelsea, Mountain Brook, Hoover, Homewood, Montevallo, Alabaster, Vestavia Hills, and Pelham with over 30 years of servicing our valued clients. Offering full service suite of general remodeling, design and build services. Our specialties include bathroom remodeling, kitchen remodeling, exterior renovations, interior renovations, painting, and more!