If you have seen a recent edition of Readers Digest, you have likely come across one of their features, “What your [fill in the blank] won’t tell you about [fill in the blank]”, which endeavors to give you insider information about trades such as dentists, car mechanics and pest control companies. The article is filled with pitfalls to avoid and tips on getting the best service.
You can look at this article as an insider’s guide of valuable advice from one of our kitchen remodeling contractors at Carolinas Custom Kitchen & Bath Center. We’ve learned a lot over the years as a kitchen remodeling contractor, putting us in an ideal place to give you helpful advice on your Lake Norman, NC remodeling project.
- Planning – Our first tip is to work out all the decisions and plans before the first hand-tool starts on your project. Our team will be a big part of making sure that is the case, but things can get delayed and can adversely affect your job if you change your mind too much after we begin. Yes, it is fine to have minor changes – even bigger ones – but understand that it will cost you time and money every time it happens.
- Budget – Be sure to work a contingency amount into your budget to handle the unexpected. We always endeavor to make your quote as exact as possible, but no kitchen remodeling contractor can see behind walls to know what might be going on. Unless there are clear signs of a problem, we assume the structure is sound. For example, if we encounter unexpected water damage behind the walls or under the floor, we will have to address that. If your invoice will need to be adjusted, we will always communicate that to you immediately.
Time frames and costs on your job can be upset by distractions, changes and other factors. We will always be with you through the entire process to keep that to a minimum. As a well-qualified and experienced kitchen remodeling contractor, we know how to get your job done timely and on budget, but we just might need a bit of cooperation from you, as well.