Learn about the top 10 commonly made mistakes when hiring a contractor to remodel your kitchen.
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The Top 10 Mistakes When Hiring a Contractor
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Number 10 is choosing the lowest bidder. Make sure you get at least three quotes. Closely compare these quotes and know what is in each one and more importantly what is not. In this area, the cheapest bid upfront can become the most expensive in the end depending on what was left out of the quote to get that lowest number.
Number nine is not getting it in writing. Make sure that you get everything in writing. The quote should be very detailed with no open-ended causes. It must have your name, address, project type, contractor name and their address along with their license number. It must state the materials that will be used and it must have an outline as to how work change orders will be handled.
Number eight is too large of a down payment. A small deposit to schedule the work is usually okay, 10% is what we find is most likely acceptable. A good company should not need your money to buy materials for this project. Never make a check out to a contractor personally and never ever pay cash. Always keep this in mind. The money is your control and your safety net, don’t give it away easily.
Number seven is not getting a guarantee and this is one of the most forgotten questions for customers. Ask about the warranty and get it in writing. Never accept the verbal warranty of, “Well, if something breaks, don’t worry I’ll comeback and fix it.” A verbal warranty will not protect you in court. Always assist on getting it in writing and make sure that it clearly spells out what is covered and how long their coverage is good for. A one-year warranty is the minimum you should accept maybe look for something two years or longer though.
Number six is not checking the references. When you’re speaking with the references for a contractor, make sure you ask the following questions. Did the contractor stay on time? Did they stay on budget? Were you happy with the work that was done? Did the contractor listen to you when you had concerns? And did it seem like they actually cared and wanted to fix it? Would you hire him or her again? And would you recommend him or her to others mainly your family?
Number five is not knowing what you want. If you don’t have a clear idea of what you want, you’re not going to like what you get. You can't expect someone to take liberties off of vague descriptions and hit the nail on the head to satisfy your expectations. If you change your mind after the work begins, it will cost you money and work order changes. You’re much better off to wait the extra time and make sure that you know what you want than have to face the disappointment everyday by walking into the kitchen as a result of a project gone wrong.
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