Remodeling your kitchen involves more than just buying materials and paying someone to do the work. In most cases, there will be some hidden costs to watch for and some common issues to prepare for. When you hire a remodeling contractor, make sure your contractor is aware of these costs, common issues, and other factors.
Hidden Problems in Your Walls
Just getting started on a kitchen remodeling job can reveal issues that weren’t expected at the start. For example, if you’re removing a sink, this could reveal structural problems, water damage, mold, and even electrical damage. Make sure the contractor you hire inspects every inch of your kitchen to find and fix any issues.
The Real Cost of the Remodel
It’s always nice to get a good deal, but if your kitchen remodeling estimate sounds like it’s too good to be true, it probably is. Generally speaking, the higher the estimate, the better quality the work will be. When it comes to remodeling a kitchen, there’s more to the total cost than just the cost of the materials – you also have to account for tools and paying craftsmen who know what they’re doing.
Preparation and Permitting
If you hire a reputable contractor, they’ll take care of securing all necessary permits. And when you get a quote, the cost of permitting should be included. If your contractor doesn’t get a permit, you’re still responsible for following through with this process.
Keeping Your Clean During the Remodel
Even though you’re just remodeling your kitchen, other rooms can still be affected. Not only will there be dust and debris, but you’ll probably have to move things around, leaving your living areas in disarray for a couple of days. Make sure that your contractor takes special care to protect other parts of your home that won’t be undergoing construction.
Budgeting for Your Project
Ever wondered what it really costs to remodel your kitchen? This helpful chart and cost distribution diagram break down what it will cost to get the high-end kitchen of your dreams or even just a basic upgrade.
Hiring the Right Contractor Matters
When it comes to remodeling your kitchen, who you hire for the job makes all the difference. Our team will take care of any issues we find, manage the permitting process, do what we can to protect your home while we work, and give you a fair, competitive price for the job. To start your remodel, contact us today!