Choosing the Right Contractor for Your Kitchen Project
Two of the key components to having a positive experience with kitchen remodeling in Baltimore is to locate the right company to do the work. In most cases that will involve finding a contractor that you can comfortably communicate with. There are several tips you can follow when looking for a kitchen remodeling company.
One simple way to begin your search for a remodeling company is to ask for recommendations from friends, family members or co-workers who have recently had a remodeling project done at their home. You can seek information and suggestions from the local building inspectors in regard to a kitchen remodeling company that they know adheres to code regulations and is conscientious about their work performance. Quite often, a local building supply company can direct you to a good contractor.
Do your research
Once you have the name of a few companies that do kitchen remodeling in Baltimore, you can begin verifying their workmanship and reputation. You can check with the Better Business Bureau, Angie’s List or the consumer protection agency to see if there have been complaints filed against a contractor or remodeling company.
Make some calls
Call a few of the companies you have decided are contenders for your remodeling project. Ask for a client list so that you can check with previous clients regarding their satisfaction with that company. Ask to see photos of some of the projects they have done. Discuss your ideas with them and see how comfortable you think you would be working with this company. If there is not a good line of communication between you and your contractor, the remodeling experience can become stressful and possibly unpleasant.
Be sure the contractor is appropriately licensed and insured
Before hiring a company to remodel your kitchen, be sure that they are licensed to work in your area. The building codes for kitchen remodeling in Baltimore differ from the codes in other areas. You want to be sure the company you deal with has a local address, the appropriate licenses and a good reputation among local supply stores and building inspectors. Be wary of contractors who fail to keep current with payments for supplies from local building supply stores.
Taking an extra step
Kitchen remodeling in Baltimore is a major home improvement project. It is worth taking a few extra steps in the process of selecting a remodeling company just to be sure you make the best decision. Ask to visit a work site where they are involved in a remodeling project. If possible, visit one or two of the clients they have completed projects for. This gives you an opportunity to see the quality of their work and to assess the satisfaction level of the homeowner.
Keep in mind that it’s not always the company that offers the lowest price, nor is it the highest priced company that is always the best company for you. How well you can communicate with the contractor, the time frame they provide for the project and what their current workload is are all factors to consider in addition to the estimated cost they give you.
We invite you to call Charis Contracting for a free, no-obligation estimate on your new kitchen plans. We can be reached at (410) 440-2991 or by filling in the form on this page.