A disorganized kitchen renovation can make even the most exciting updates feel stressful. If your team doesn’t have clear deadlines or helpful contact information, these can be just a few signs that you may need to find a different remodeling business to work with. A great contractor will have a solid reputation, be easy to communicate with, and have an established timeline (and stick to it).
While you should get the necessary timeline, payment, and service information in writing, there are a few things you’ll want to clarify before starting your project. Here are a few questions to ask your contractor to make sure there are no surprises.
You want an expert handling your renovation. Experience in remodeling, contracting, and construction ensures that the team working on your project understands how to handle clear processes, timelines, and deadlines. Find out what kind of background your contractor has in the industry so you can make an informed choice.
Uncertainty about when a project will be completed can be frustrating. Be sure that you understand the estimated time it will take your contractor to finish your kitchen remodel. A reputable contracting company will be able to provide you with a timeline, including flexibility for possible hiccups in the process.
Besides understanding when a project will begin and end, there are a few other things you should know:
While a larger timeline is important, knowing your contractor’s daily schedule can be helpful in managing the project and your expectations.
When asking about the routine work schedule, you may want to find out:
Paying for contracting work upfront is fairly uncommon and is usually not advised. It’s important to ask about the payment schedule, so you know when to write a check to your contracting company.
There are a few more things you may want to know about payments, including:
It can be frustrating and costly to work with a team that doesn’t have a clear point of contact or an easy way to reach them. You should always have a primary person to talk to (usually the owner of the business or the contractor) and know the best way to reach him or her. If you have a question or an emergency, make sure you have the correct contact information for your remodeling expert.
When you have the information you need, your project should go smoothly. Before you start your renovation, be sure you’ve asked your contractor the right questions to know exactly what you’re getting into.
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