Pondering the numerous amount of entities that must go into the process of hiring a contractor to lead a kitchen redesign can be daunting. However, it doesn’t have to be as deterring as we usually perceive it to be. Remodeling is an opportunity to update your home, restoring life into the areas you visit on a day-to-day basis. Many people say that the kitchen is the most important and highest-trafficked room in their household. Ultimately, the kitchen is a way to better express you as a person. It is a culinary work of art, and picking the right contractor to conduct such a remodel should be researched.
To help you better prepare for this journey, here are three tips to consider when looking for the right contractor to help you redesign your kitchen:
1. Layout Design Experience
While it’s inevitable for you to already have a detailed design of the way you want your new kitchen to look, an expert in this area will help to ensure that what you are looking for can be done in the most efficient and space-saving way possible. A contractor who has multiple years of kitchen remodeling experience will go in-depth, analyzing your desired layout to guarantee that the structure will benefit you while cooking and accommodating guests in your home. They take into consideration things like the amount of steps it would take you to get from the stove to the sink to the fridge, comprising a design that will reduce the amount of time needed to get from one station to the next. It is their job to consider these things so that you don’t have to.
2. Scheduling and Coordinating with Subs
As easy as it may sound, finding a contractor who is an expert in kitchen redesign and who can get the job done in a timely manner can be difficult to find. Anymore, there is no remodeling season, it’s always the right time to complete renovations. Therefore, your quality craftsman is going to be busy all year round. To avoid any delays in your new kitchen, find a contractor who is proficient at coordinating. There are multiple entities that go into the design of your kitchen remodel. Some of which include flooring, countertops, lighting, appliances, and backsplashes. In order to keep everything running on a set schedule, a good contractor will build working relationships with these subcontractors, making sure every aspect of your newly designed kitchen is done with precision and on a timeline that is amiable to your needs.
3. Quality Craftsmanship
With the right craftsman, your dream kitchen can become reality. Many people have the
misconception that the one seeking the service should be accommodating to the contractor,
however, this is a false assumption. Before choosing the right contractor for your kitchen remodel, research is key. Utilizing the internet and those in your surrounding network for recommendations on their experiences is a great place to start your quest. Once you’ve narrowed your search, feel free to set up a consultation with various contractors, treating it as an opportunity to find someone who works with your kitchen desires. Asking for pricing quotes are another helpful tool to utilize during a consultation. Not only does it allow you the opportunity to get something in writing, but it also gives you a sneak peek into the possible level of quality and prestige the company possesses. Although a process, once you see the finished product of your new kitchen, you’ll be glad you spent the extra time to find a contractor who demonstrates quality craftsmanship.
After you’ve employed these helpful tips, give DeGraff Construction a call. We’re more than happy to explain why we exceed the expectations you have for your new-to-be kitchen and how we’ll help you get started.