If you’ve decided to renovate your kitchen, you’re probably already picturing it in your head and dreaming about how great it will turn out. But what about the cost?
While a kitchen renovation can improve your home’s appeal, it can also come with a hefty price tag. Don’t let that scare you off!
Interviewing a remodeling contractor for some may seem challenging. But we have some simple tips to help you have a fabulous relationship with your contractor. In today’s episode, we walk through the steps to consider before, during, and after a remodel project. Listen in to learn the tips and tricks on how to start your project off on the right foot and end with on a good note!
Questions to consider when starting a project:
- What should a homeowner do before researching for a remodeling contractor? What do homeowners need to look for when researching a contractor for a remodel project? Is it important to compare contractors or quotes before deciding on which contractor to use?
- What details should be asked prior to signing a contract with a remodeling contractor? How should a homeowner manage their contractor during the construction process?
- How should you handle a situation with your contractor if something is not working during the project? Who manages or is responsible for the budget of the project?
- How should change orders be determined when changes do happen to a project? How should money be paid to a contractor? Up front, partial payment, etc
- What are the risks of certain contracts? What to look for and how to manage the details? What does a close out look like and if there is a problem with the job, how can you manage this process?
IN THIS EPISODE:
- [01:23] What should a homeowner do before researching for a remodeling contractor? What do homeowners need to look for when researching a contractor for a remodel project?
- [09:24] How do you find quality contractors and one of the key questions to ask your contractor?.
- [12:53] how to ask for client referrals?
- [18:34] How should money be paid to a contractor?
- [21:10] Understanding “change orders” and what happens when changes happen during the project.
- [24:01] How to handle the close out process and gather warranties.
- You need a plan before you start looking for a contractor. Do the upfront planning before you try to determine the scope of the project.
- If you are working on a bigger project, it’s smart to get two to three bids or estimates.
- When getting customer referrals, don’t ask broad questions like whether the contractor did a good job. Ask detailed questions about the process of the project and demeanor of the contractor.
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Go into any home improvement store, wander into the appliance section, and you’ll see row upon row of stoves without any obvious electric coils or gas burners adorning their tops.
And since manufacturers seek to satisfy the demands of the marketplace, what you’re witnessing is a result of the increasing demand for induction cooktops.
Comparatively speaking new kitchen cabinetry can be very expensive.
That’s why redoing your existing kitchen cabinets is such an attractive alternative…it can cost anywhere from 30% to 50% less than buying and installing new cabinets of comparable quality.
There are different options to change the look of your existing cabinetry, with a wide-ranging scope of complexity. These include:
How does kitchen remodeling impact a home’s value?
It’s time to sell your home. For most homeowners, the goal is to sell their home faster, easier, and for more money. One of the best ways to do just that is to invest in your home by upgrading your kitchen prior to listing. A kitchen remodeling project will have a positive impact on the value of your home. And it will also make your home more attractive to buyers. Which means more people taking the time to visit your home in-person and more offers.