The Complete Guide to Hiring Your Kitchen Remodel Contractor

January 31, 2022

The Complete Guide to Hiring Your Kitchen Remodel Contractor

The kitchen is the heart of the home, and we spend a significant amount of time there gathered with family and friends. So when you realize that your current kitchen is no longer serving you as it should, it can start to affect your lifestyle. When this happens, you need a remodel.

It should be an enjoyable experience dreaming about what new features, appliances, or lighting your new kitchen will have, and it can be tempting to rush in and just choose a contractor from the internet so you can start your project. But, choosing the wrong contractor can add unnecessary cost, stress, and time, turning your dream kitchen design journey into a nightmare.

Fortunately, when you partner with Haile Kitchen & Bath, you get the guidance of an expert team with over 2 decades of experience to ensure that what you envision for your kitchen becomes a reality. Read on to learn what you should know before hiring a contractor for your home’s kitchen remodel.

4 Things to Consider

1. Get Referrals

One of the easiest ways to find a contractor you can trust is to ask your friends, family, or even neighbors whom they have used for their remodeling projects. Even better, you can ask them to share before and after pictures of their remodeled spaces and ask how their contractor handled any project issues or hurdles. You can always check the internet for reviews — we are proud to have rave Guild Quality reviews from our valued Haile Kitchen & Bath customers — but you will want to check reviews against the word of people who personally know the contractor’s work.

2. Check Their Credentials

Before hiring a contractor for your kitchen remodel, you should first verify that they are licensed by the appropriate state and local governments, hold general liability insurance, comply with worker’s compensation laws, and maintain current property damage coverage.

3. Have a Meeting

Once you have narrowed down your list of potential contractors, keeping the list to 3 or fewer, you can set up meetings. This is an ideal time to ask any questions you have outstanding for the project, such as the following.

In addition to getting answers to your questions, these inquiries allow you to observe how the contractor communicates with you. If they listen closely to what you say and take the time to explain how they would approach and complete your project, that is a great sign that your partnership will be successful.

4. Check the Documents

When you decide which contractor you want to move forward with, it is time to look at the documents they have created for your project, considering the following questions.

HKB Is Your Trusted Kitchen Remodel Contractor

You should not trust your kitchen remodel to just anyone. The experienced team at Haile Kitchen & Bath is here to guide you through the process with our expert insight and our knowledge of the best resources in the Gainesville area so we can make knowledgeable recommendations. Partnering with us ensures that your project meets and exceeds your expectations and gives you spaces you will love for a long time to come. Reach out to us today to get started.