3 Steps To Take When Preparing For A RemodelOctober 18, 2018 8:56 pm
Finding The Exact Right Kansas City Remodeler For YOU Is The First Step
Many homeowners who are thinking about a kitchen or bathroom remodel stop themselves from going forward because the decisions to be made can sometimes feel daunting.
And it’s true there are a lot of different directions a project can go. But that doesn’t mean it HAS to be that way. There are steps you can take to ensure you get the results you want.
Our advice is to focus on the big picture. There are 3 steps that are the most important steps in preparing for a kitchen or bathroom remodel. When you take care of these 3 steps, you can have a totally successful project… and maybe even enjoy the process!
Here Are The 3 Steps:
Step 1: From all the Kansas City remodelers to choose from, pick the one that makes you feel the most comfortable. Look especially for professionalism and a proven track record.
The very best preparation you can make for a kitchen or bathroom remodeling project is to take the time to find the exact right contractor for you. There is simply no other step that is as crucial to the success of your project.
Your Kansas City remodeler will not only be your guide through the rest of this process; their installers will also go a long way to determining how good your finished remodel turns out.
So, how do you find the right remodeling company for YOU?
Of course, some of that will just be your intuition – basically, who makes you feel the most comfortable? But it is also about the specific questions you should ask before hiring them. Here are some suggestions to ask any Kansas City remodeler you’re thinking about hiring:
- How long have you been in business? (Good answer: “A decade or more.”).
- Do you use sub-contractors for the installation? (Good answer: “No, we do not.”).
- Do you have references? (Good answer: “Yes, how many do you need? We have at least 100 recent projects we can give you to choose from.”
- What is your rating with the Better Business Bureau? (Good answer: “A+”).
- Will you have the absolute cheapest price? (“Probably not. We’re for people who demand the best and realize, that costs a bit more, but that quality is the best value in the long run.”).
These are great starter questions. Use them as a launching point when doing your research for the right Kansas City remodeler.
(If you think Jericho Home Improvement might be the right choice for you, you can find out more about us by visiting our Why Choose Us page.
Step 2: Make sure you get a professional design.
Another key step in preparing for a successful kitchen or bathroom remodel is having a professionaldesigner as part of your project.
We can’t emphasize this enough: if you don’t start with a clear, professional design, chances are extremely high, that you’ll be disappointed with the results.
Avoid contractors who think design is a rough sketch on paper or some kind of ‘cookie-cutter’ template. Look for a company that uses pro-level software and has experienced design experts on staff.
If you want to get an idea of what a professional design looks like, Jericho offers a free design consultation.
Here’s what you can expect if you reach out to us: Our design specialist will come out to your home, design your project using our exclusive software, show you what it will look like, and give you an iron-clad quote for the project right there on the spot. For free.
For free, professional design on the very first visit, Contact Us.
Step 3: Get clear on timelines.
The 3rdand final “big” step in preparing for a successful remodel is sitting down with your contractor and establishing a timeline.
Not only do you want to get a clear time frame in place, you also want to be clear on how any changes or issues will be communicated to you. If you ask about this and get very fuzzy answers, that’s a redflag.
One of the main reasons many Kansas City remodelers avoid giving timelines is because they use sub-contractors, which makes it harder to set a schedule and stick to it. That’s because sub-contractors could be working on a job for another contractor, and then you have to wait for them to be available. The delays can really add up!
Avoid this by choosing a remodeling company that hires and retains Master Installers that work directly for them.
Those are the 3 important steps to prepare for a remodel. Use them and you’ll avoid any hassles, and you’ll also love your remodeling results.
If you’d like a free consultation and quote for your project, Contact Us.Tags: bathroom remodel, bathroom remodeling, homeowner tips, kitchen remodel, kitchen remodeling, remodeling