Kitchen remodeling in the Denver area can be costly, and of course you want to lower expenses wherever you can. But sometimes we select things that are shoddy and will result in being more expensive over the long haul. You need to think about your home as a long term investment and not as a place to reap short term gains. That’s particularly true when doing a remodel. A kitchen or bathroom remodel that is done cheaply may seem appealing at first, but it will all go downhill in a very short time.
You don’t want to use poor quality materials, and you don’t have to go for broke either. You can find good quality materials at good prices if you research the right places. Make sure you talk frankly with the Denver remodeling contractor you’ve chosen about finding the top materials at the most affordable prices.
Many consumers complain about kitchen remodeling projects, say the nation’s attorneys general. The first thing to do is to get some recommendations from neighbors, friends, and family as you look for a good general contractor. But keep these things in mind prior to making your final selection.
The truth regarding contractors is that their last job will speak volumes. Someone may have a great reputation, but then something changes. If he takes on new subcontractors or workers, the quality can go down. Narrow your choices to three and then follow up on the most recent references from the list you’ve asked for. Also, try to get to a job that contractor is working on and see if the site is clean and the details are being taken care of. If the remodeling contractor is busy, take that as a good sign and wait till he can take on your job because patience is a virtue here.
You need to ask references the following: How did the contractor work? Was he prompt every day and able to supervise the project? Did he do what was promised in the contract, including cleanup? Did he make any changes to the materials or details that weren’t authorized by you? Did he stay as near to budget as possible? Did the materials get to you in a timely fashion? Did he inform you about how he was doing and about any possible delays? What went wrong, if anything, and how fast was his response?
You don’t always have to feed everybody but you want the crew to be happy. You can at least put out coffee or a cooler filled with sodas, and then step out of the way. Ask your questions, but don’t pester the crew. Also make sure children and animals stay away. Just greet them and say good bye and praise the workers when it’s right to do so. And don’t joke with them about desperate housewives.
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