Hiring a Kitchen Contractor
If you’re planning a kitchen remodel, you’re very likely not going to take on the work yourself, which means you’ll have to hire a contractor. It feels like a daunting task, but if you’re looking for a contractor in the Denver metro area, here are a few things to consider.
Your first step in hiring a contractor is to talk to your friends, family, and neighbors to see if they have any professional recommendations. Ask if they would use the contractor again and what made it a positive/negative experience. You may also want to check in with building inspectors who could let you know of contractors who consistently meet building codes.
When you have put together a shortlist of contractors, contact each one and ask them a few simple questions.
- Can they provide a list of references, both client and financial?
- How long have they worked with subcontractors?
- How many other projects are happening at the same time?
Essentially, you’re looking for a contractor who is fiscally responsible, reliable, and can complete your project in an appropriate timeframe and budget.
Research your state and local licensing requirements and see if the contractor meets those requirements. There are also national professional associations that offer additional training and certifications, such as the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), and the National Association of Homebuilders (NAH).
The contractor should be able to provide a list of clients, as well as a list of financial references. Contact former clients and ask them about their satisfaction with not just the quality of the completed work, but also with how comfortable the client was with the contractor and subcontractors. After all, this is someone who is going to be spending a lot of time in your home, and you don’t want someone who is careless with your property.
Cheap Doesn’t Mean Quality
Just because someone is cheap doesn’t mean they’re good. A lowball price could mean they are desperate for business or use lower quality materials and labor.
Before you settle on a contractor, be sure to schedule an appointment to visit Niron Depot’s showroom to find the best supplies for your kitchen remodel.