So, you've decided to finally update your kitchen. You're probably excited and don't know where to start. Before you begin, you may have a number of inquiries for your potential kitchen remodeler. Asking such questions will help you feel better about the project and ensure you have the kitchen design professional you need. Here are four questions you should ask.
1. How Long Will the Project Take?
Any home renovation can impact your daily home life if it goes on for too long. Depending on the scope of the project a kitchen remodel usually takes one to three months. Therefore, it's a good idea to understand exactly how long the project will take, especially due to the potential noise. If you do a full kitchen remodel, then workers will have to remove some things and rebuild others. They also have to install new appliances, so you should give your kitchen remodeler time to do these things.
2. Can I Use My Kitchen During the Remodel?
According to Instacart, 60% of women and 33% of men prep food every day. If you spend a lot of time in the kitchen, your potential upgrade will be exciting for you. However, you'll have to prepare to be unable to use the kitchen for anywhere from weeks to months. Before work begins, confirm the length of time your kitchen will be unavailable. That way, you can handle any necessary food prep ahead of time, or even budget to eat out.
3. How Long Should These Updates Last?
Some home upgrades can last longer than others. Let's not forget how well you maintain them factors into how well the updates last. For example, new granite countertops can last several decades with proper care, according to Forbes. However, it's important to look into specific maintenance requirements for the materials in your kitchen. These days wood floors have a special sealer to maintain their matte appearance.
4. What Experience and Training Do You Have?
Before you hire a kitchen remodeler, you should feel confident about their experience. Ask for clear photos or videos of any previous work they've done. Ask them for references that can validate the experience and remodels they mention. Upgrading your kitchen is a big leap. Before you take that step, you want all your questions answered to ensure you hired the right professional. Contact Fusion Cabinets today for help from an experienced kitchen remodeler that will answer these questions and more. With 26 years of experience and an active general contractors license, we're happy to help!