When it comes to home improvement, there are some projects that are well-suited to a DIY approach, and others that you should definitely leave to the professionals. In our experience here at Carolinas Custom Kitchen & Bath Center, kitchen remodeling falls firmly into the second category. To get the high-quality results you deserve, you’ll need the help of a reliable kitchen remodeling contractor–and to make sure you get the best team for the job, our team has put together a list of questions you should ask before you hire.
- Are you licensed and insured? One of the first things that you should ask a kitchen remodeling contractor before you agree to hire them is whether they have the right licenses and insurance. Proper licensing is how contractors prove that they can do the work you need, and insurance is how they protect your finances in the event that any damages or injuries occur during the project. A reputable contractor will be ready to show this documentation, so if they hesitate to do so, we at Carolinas Custom Kitchen & Bath Center recommend taking your business elsewhere.
- How long have you been in business? Another question you should ask a kitchen remodeling contractor is how long they have been in business. You want someone with experience in the industry, as more experience means greater familiarity with the job, and thus better results. However, you should specifically ask how long their business has been in operation, as this is a better indicator of the company’s ability to work effectively as a team.
- Do you have client references? A third thing that we recommend asking a kitchen remodeling contractor for before hiring them is a list of client references. Talking to past clients is the best way to get real feedback on a contractor’s results, and on what the team was like to work with. We at Carolinas Custom Kitchen & Bath Center are proud of our work and are happy to put you in touch with past clients–any contractor who hesitates to do the same probably has an unflattering reason for it.