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It’s always a good idea to get a few different estimates when looking for a kitchen remodeling contractor. You don’t want to end up with someone over charging you, but you also don’t want to end up with the lowest bidder and poor workmanship. It can be a fine line to walk. That’s why we’ve collected a few tips to help you find the right contractor at the right price.
- 1-Not all estimates are the same. Some contractors give labor-only quotes. And then you are left to figure out where to purchase materials, place the orders and manage deliveries. This can quickly become a complicated task. Make sure you’re comparing apples to apples when getting estimates and thoroughly review what is included in the price.
- 2-The estimate should account for all labor and materials. With a thorough, up front process, your contractor should be able to provide a detailed breakdown of what materials and labor are included in the estimate, outside of unforeseen items. You’ll also want to ask your prospective contractor how they handle unforeseen conditions. They should have a clause in their contract outlining unforeseen conditions. It is important to know what to expect in these situations.
- 3-Before signing a contract, make sure all of the work you’ve discussed is in writing. This is an important step to ensure that you get what you want out of the project. For example, say your contractor gets into your project and realizes that they’re going to lose money on your job. And then they come back and say that a crucial part of your project was never added into the contract. If you have the project backed up in writing, you’re protected, but if you don’t they could claim anything and take you for more money. It’s always better to be safe than sorry and get it in writing!
Overall, it’s important to be as thorough as possible when getting estimates. Make sure to ask all of your questions and get the cost for every labor and material included in your project. We also feel that it’s important to go with a company that will order the materials and handle deliveries. Usually companies are able to get better prices and results than a do-it-yourselfer. And it’s much less hassle and stress for you!
If you’re considering a kitchen remodel, Bath Plus Kitchen Remodeling is a full-service remodeling company serving Northern Virginia. We are able to work under tight deadlines and flexible budgets. And with our contacts in the industry, we are able to secure some of the best quality products for competitive prices. Check out some of our work and customer testimonials to see what we do. Or call today to get a free quote.