How to Choose Contractor for Kitchen Cabinet Installation

Any type of kitchen renovation work can be stressful, even if you know what you’re doing. Installing kitchen cabinets in particular can be difficult. The best thing you can do is hire an experienced contractor to take care of the work for you. However, there are many contractors in Ontario, and not all are worthwhile.

What should you be looking for in a kitchen cabinet installer? Here are a few tips to help you with your decision:

  • Consider working with somebody who offers a free home consultation. You can gain a lot of insight by having experienced interior designers come in to look at your kitchen layout. Call and schedule an in-home consultation from a company like Kitchen & Bath Inc.
  • Think about what you want before you contact any contractors. Start with a basic plan, and if possible, come up with a few ideas right at the start. Do you have a specific theme in mind? Do you want custom cabinets or will stock cabinets do? Do you simply wish to replace current cabinets or want to start from scratch? Let potential contractors know what you are interested in and ask what kind of solution they can offer.
  • Look over before and after photos. A good kitchen renovation company will have a gallery complete with before and after pictures of previous projects. Does the gallery include pictures of kitchens similar to yours? Do you like the way the kitchens look? Are the cabinets impressive?
  • Find out if a contractor is willing to work with your budget. How flexible are they with their prices?  Will they provide you with innovative and cost-effective solutions that work within your budget range? Whether you want custom wall cabinets or sink cabinets that match a new countertop, you should only work with an installer who offers fair prices.
  • Inquire as to how much of the work will actually be undertaken by the contractor and how much of it will be done by subcontractors. If there is going to be more than one person involved, make sure all employees are properly trained and licensed. You don’t want just anybody off the street to come into your kitchen.
  • Do a bit of research on a company before making your final decision. Find out if they have been involved in any negative practices in the past. Ask for references as well. Check to see if the company has won any awards.
  • If you haven’t yet ordered the new cabinets, it’s recommended that you wait and see what kind of cabinets the contracting company offers. They may offer a deal for the materials and installation both. Also, it’s easier for a company to install its own cabinets.
  • Since many home renovations are subject to local building codes, it’s important to work with professionals who know and understand the codes in your area. They should ensure that your changes are all within the local building code before they begin.

Keep these factors in mind when shopping for new kitchen cabinets and installation services, and everything should go smoothly.

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