Hiring a Contractor for Your Kitchen Remodel

Simple remodels like replacing appliances or having rooms repainted can easily be handled by the homeowner, but a complete remodeling project requires many steps and may include many unwanted surprises. If you're new to the world of remodeling or you're simply too busy to oversee every detail of a major remodeling project, hiring a professional contractor will save time, money and headaches.

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What Does a General Contractor Do?

In short, a general contractor is responsible for making sure all aspects of your kitchen remodel are completed on time, on budget and up to code. Specifically, a contractor's job includes:

Attaining all necessary permits and scheduling relevant inspections

Ordering the materials needed for the entire project

Hiring and managing the subcontractors, such as carpenters, plumbers, and painters.

Communicating with the home owner and architect to provide updates and answer questions

Making changes to the project when requested by the homeowner

The homeowner can still choose the materials, make all design decisions and make changes as the remodel progresses -- in other words, the homeowner is still in charge. The contractor's job is to juggle all the people, money, purchases, deliveries, legalities and appointments needed to make the homeowner's vision a reality.

How do I Hire a General Contractor?

Present your project to at least three potential contractors. Getting three or more bids helps ensure you're paying a fair price. Going with the least expensive contractor isn't always the best choice; a contractor that bids low may be inexperienced or desperate for work.

Most contractors are honest, hardworking professionals whose goal is to complete your project in a timely manner, but it's still wise to check a company's reputation before signing a contract. Ask friends and coworkers for recommendations on contractors and certainly read reviews online. Ask the contractor for a list of references, or even better ask if it is possible to visit a completed or current project.

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