A kitchen remodel is a big project, but hiring the right contractor can make the entire process much less painstaking. Contractors oversee the remodel process. They’ll help organize the process, and see the project through to fruition. If you’re unsure what to expect or where to start hiring a kitchen remodeling contractor, here are a few tips.
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Contractors have Connections
Most contractors have been in the business for many years. Over that time, they’ve developed close working relationships with professional plumbers, electricians, and suppliers. Their network should be seen as an asset–you know the people they choose to work with are trustworthy and valuable. They also know which sub-contractors to avoid because of their many years of experience. While you don’t get as much say in who is hired, you can avoid being burned by sub-par, untrustworthy tradesmen. A contractor’s connections are a great asset for a quick and well-done remodel–take advantage of it!

Contractors Strive for Efficiency
Oftentimes, homeowners are wary and think that contractors purposefully underprice their bids for projects, then tack on lots of additional work items after the fact. It may be true that some untrustworthy contractors do this, but most strive to provide the most accurate proposals possible. They want to be able to plan for the time the work takes, so that they can do a great job, work within your budget, and get done on time. After all–if they don’t stay within your budget, you won’t be able to pay them. Of course, there are always items that are unexpected that may need to be added to the bid afterward; for example, worse-than-expected wall or foundation quality that needs to be remediated. This is normal! A good contractor will be upfront and honest as soon as these issues are found.

They Want You to Shop Around for a Kitchen Remodeling Contractor
It’s important to both you and your contractor that the job gets done correctly. While there are many excellent contractors out there, each may have something slightly different to offer–varying areas of expertise, different availability, etc. Do your due diligence and interview a few different contractors before hiring one for the job. This way, you both know that your contractor best suits your project, and there is no second-guessing once the project has already started.

Be Decisive, and Straightforward
Have a clear picture in your head of how you want the remodel to look. Don’t be afraid to be exact and straightforward with your contractor about specific items you need completed, even if it’s nearing the end of the project. So long as you’re polite, your contractor will be happy to take care of the items you want done.

Give them Space
When it comes time for the remodel, give your contractor space. It’s unlikely they’ll ask you to leave outright, but it is in everyone’s best interest for you to stay out of the way. You and your family will be safer if you aren’t constantly dodging sub-contractors and tiptoeing through the construction area. If possible, stay with friends or family while the remodel is being completed.

West Coast Design Build Florida are a team of professional contractors who specialize in kitchen, bathroom and outdoor living area renovation and remodeling. Call today for a consultation and quote.