Foster City, Calif. (PRWEB) November 28, 2011
“Finding a dependable contractor takes work,” said Patricia Davis Brown, award winning interior designer and contributor to FaceYourKitchen.com. “The key to a smooth kitchen remodel is being educated, making design decisions ahead of time, and communicating effectively with your contractor.”
For homeowners considering a kitchen remodel, FaceYourKitchen.com makes the following recommendations:
- Know what you want. Consult FaceYourKitchen.com’s kitchen ideas, a design professional or magazines to figure out what layout and styles you want for your kitchen. Ask the contractor to provide feedback. This will reduce costly change orders and associated delays.
- Get educated. Get multiple quotes to understand the time and money involved. Check your contractor’s references and do online license checks.
- Agree on a game plan and finalize all details. You should have everything in writing, including materials, costs, schedule, necessary permits, inspections, trash hauling and liability clauses. Don’t leave anything to chance.
“When it is time to update and remodel the kitchen, we want people to be able to make the changes they desire without the hassle. Sometimes projects go astray because you hired the wrong contractor, other times it’s because the homeowner didn’t communicate and set the right expectations with the professional,” said Brown. “Although discussing specifics and doing extra research on a contractor may seem time consuming, it will pay off in the long run.”
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