As we at The Kitchen Depot have said so many times before, the kitchen is the heart of the home. Therefore, it is important that the company you hire to lead your renovation are right for you. It is no secret that there are numerous kitchen renovation companies, yet not all of them will share the same vision as yourself- you will want to find this out before you hire them.
What to Ask Your Kitchen Contractor Before You Hire
We have compiled 9 tips for screening kitchen renovation consultants to ensure you are on the same page. Make a note of the 9 questions in this blog for you to ask potential kitchen renovation consultants to ensure they are the company for you.
Question #1: Are Your Licensed & Registered?
This is probably the most important question to ask, especially if you are using a smaller renovation company. If a company is registered and licensed, you know that the staff have the correct qualifications and that the work done on your home has been registered legally and there will be no surprises when it comes time to sell your home or add-on.
Question #2: Are You Covered?
Another important question to ask is whether the company have insurance. You will regret not asking this question if part of your home is damaged during the renovation. A company that has insurance will be able to easily compensate you if they cause damage to your property.
Question #3: How Long Have You Been in The Business?
Whilst we are all about giving up and coming companies a fair chance, this question is necessary if you are a person who values experience. A company that has been operating for a while is bound to have a collection of images and references from previous work- feel free to ask to see them.
Question #4: Can You Provide an Accurate Quote?
The last thing you need when outlaying for an expensive kitchen renovation is a lump sum of additional costs presented to you at the end. By asking your chosen company for an accurate and detailed quote, you are seeing exactly what you are paying for and can see if anything needs to be added or removed. Also, if you receive a quote that is under your budget, you can add on a few extra accessories or upgrade an appliance.
Question #5: Where Do You Source Your Materials From?
By finding out where a company sources their material from, you are able to look into the quality of their materials before they are being installed in your home. By knowing where their materials come from, you can ensure they are of good quality.
Question #6: What Is an Average Timeline for The Project?
Find out when they estimate your renovation to be finished by, especially if you are hosting an event in your home in the near future. Not many people want is to spend the Christmas holidays eating dinner surrounded by covered furniture and paint fumes.
Question #7: Will You Ensure That the Rest of the House is Protected?
A company that does not respect the rest of your home is a company that you don’t want to hire. Make sure that they cover your furniture to prevent dust and clean up after themselves.
Question #8: How Do You Handle Paperwork?
A company that shows you professionally done renovation plans and gives you all quotes, timelines, etc. in writing is a company you want to work with. Companies that handle their paperwork efficiently make things easier for you to track and understand.
Question #9: What Are Some Potential Renovation Ideas?
Once you have asked all the important questions, it is time to test their creativity by asking them to recommend a few alternative ideas. This will give you an idea of their expertise and knowledge. You may decide that they do not have an eye for a kitchen renovation or that they suggest an even better idea than what you had thought of.
It’s Time to Put the Kitchen Depot to The Question Test!
Our team at kitchen Depot have been in the industry for years and are confident that we will pass your test. Feel free to contact us to make an appointment with one of our consultants and let us walk you through our renovation process. At Kitchen Depot we value professionalism and can guarantee you won’t be disappointed.