Finding a Good Kitchen Remodeling Contractor
April 4, 2012
Kitchen remodeling involves experience, skill and expert knowledge regarding all facets of construction work. Hiring the right remodeler to renovate your kitchen means performing extensive background and licensing checks as well as researching the reputation of the contractor. Initially, you should visit the contractor’s website and find out if he has the required state and local licenses necessary to engage in the legal remodeling of New York City building and residences.
Additionally, look for credentialing organizations listed on the website to which the contractor and his company may belong, such as the NKBA (National Kitchen and Bath Associations or the NARI (National Association of the Remodeling Industry). You can also do a simple search on the internet by typing in the name of the contractor or remodeling business to see if any negative statements have been posted in various complaint forums.
Here are more suggestions to consider before hiring a NYC kitchen remodeler:
|•||Interview more than three contractors and ask for written estimates|
|•||Check the Better Business Bureau website for any unresolved issues involving the contractor|
|•||Inquire about obtaining references from former clients or ask to see previously completed projects|
|•||Ask for verification of insurance coverage|
|•||Take the time to evaluate all facets of bids provided by kitchen remodelers. Carefully read about warranties, time frames and price of materials provided by the contractor|
After you have selected a kitchen remodeler:
|•||Request and receive the full written contract. Make sure that it describes payment terms, complete list of materials being used for the project, permits fees and sales tax, work specifics, beginning and end date of the project and warranties|
|•||Consider paying directly to the supply house responsible for providing remodeling materials. If you are interested in doing this, ask the contractor if it is possible for you to make a check out to the supply merchant. However, always remain cautious when paying for work that has yet to be completed|
|•||If any changes to the project are necessary, ask that all these changes be put in writing. Continue monitoring the kitchen remodeling project and don’t hesitate to ask questions at any time during the renovation process|
Experienced and professional NYC kitchen remodelers like MyHome will also be happy to accommodate scheduling preferences in order to make the remodeling process as unobtrusive to you and your family’s life at home as possible.