Working with a Contractor

Posted on April 4, 2019

Kitchen remodeling is rarely ever an easy task. Especially if you’ve never done it before. It becomes especially difficult if your spouse does not agree with what you have in mind. On that note, never begin any sort of kitchen remodeling until you and your spouse compromise and find something you both agree on. Building a new kitchen that only one of you likes can only lead to trouble as this kitchen will likely be used for several years by both of you.
Once you know what you want, the next step is to find the right contractor to make it happen. Finding a reliable contractor is a gargantuan task of its own but you do find one you think is good, here is some advice you’d do well to follow.

Get everything on paper

If you look, you’ll find that there are tons of stories about people being cheated by their contractor because they did not get their agreement down on paper. I don’t mean getting a receipt, I mean getting the whole scope of work written down along with the materials to be used and how the money is to be divided among the different tasks listed down, how long their warranty is, and how long the work will take. Get that contract signed and notarized. Without it, the contractor you hire will not be held liable for any poor quality work neither will there be any warranty for whatever work they do.

Monitor them

Keep an eye on the work your contractor does. Some people just let them do their thing and stay out of their way. This kind of setup only works if you absolutely trust your contractor. The average contractor, however, may try to cut some corners to keep some cash for themselves. You can get the best results out of your kitchen remodeling if you check on the work every so often. This will discourage them from cheating on you and you also personally know the work done in your kitchen.

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