Kitchen remodels are not something you can take lightly. They are some of the most expensive renovations that you can make and will have a direct impact on how your house will be valued. This is why you must sit down and look at everything that goes into this kind of project. You need to make sure that you stay within budget and that you get the results that you wanted. Here are some of the questions to ask when remodelling a kitchen.
How Big or Small of a Remodel?
Remodelling doesn’t mean that you have to tear everything apart. You need to first evaluate what needs to stay and what needs to go. You also have to make sure that you don’t go overboard and respect the kitchen’s current configuration.
If you don’t, you will end up paying much more. You don’t want to move things like a sink or even the dishwasher spot around. Making a small modification like this could ramp your costs up and you’ll only have a slight difference in design. Instead, try to find something that will work with your current configuration.
Which Contractor Should I Pick?
This is probably the most important question to answer when doing a major kitchen remodelling project. You want to make sure that the person is competent, but more importantly, that they’re operating within the confines of the law.
Make sure that they are properly insured, licensed, and bonded. A bond will protect you in case they can’t finish the project for some reason. This could be the case if the contractor goes belly up midway through the project.
Also, you want to make sure that you get documentation on all the people they will be working with. You want to know that their employees are legally allowed to work in the country and that they have sufficient coverage.
Next, you want to look at examples of their work and get references. Try to see them in person if possible. This will give you a better idea of the level of quality you can expect. Also, ask how the whole process went.
We would also suggest that you go with someone that can do everything from start to finish. This way, you’ll limit the number of people you have to work with and make sure that your project is executed the way it should be.
Every project should start with a list of must-haves as well as a list of some things that would be nice, but not essential. At the end of the day, the budget will determine what you can get, but you have to make sure that you have the core features you wanted.
These are all important questions that will need to be answered when refurbishing your kitchen. They will help you to determine the scope and the cost of the project while making sure to materialise your vision as accurately as possible.
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