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Services, costs and hiring best practices - proven tips for getting great Kitchen Remodeling Service

January 2014

When hiring and working with a Kitchen Remodeler, every homeowner needs to know: What services does a Kitchen Remodeler commonly provide? What is the best way to find good prospects? What should I look for when I interview the Kitchen Remodeler? And most importantly, how do I make sure that the Kitchen Remodeling Service is done right?

Use the following information to understand your options, make good decisions and get quality work at a fair price.

Kitchen Remodeler - FAQ

How do I avoid the scams and get good Kitchen Remodeling Service at a fair price?First, decide on ALL product / service options. Compile a list of work and quality requirements (see the next section). Have at least 2 qualified pros complete detailed bids on the work. Use a written contract that ties payment to verifyable results. Download the Kitchen Remodeler Hiring Guide for step-by-step details.
What should I expect to pay for Kitchen Remodeling Service?Most Kitchen Remodeling Service work is quoted at a fixed price, for specific service(s) or deliverables. The underlying hourly rate for a Kitchen Remodeler ranges from $48 to $71. Usually, a minimum fee will be charged, which represents 1.5 - 2 hours of effort. In some cases, the quoted job price may be negotiable, particularly if other work is performed by the Kitchen Remodeler.
Do I need to use a licensed Kitchen Remodeler for my job? If so - how do I verify license status?A professional Kitchen Remodeler must be licensed to provide most Kitchen Remodeling Services. To check a Kitchen Remodeler's license status, search the telephone directory or online for your state's professional license board or department. Contact the licensing authority to verify license standing and history for the business and individual.
Should I use an insured Kitchen Remodeler for my project?Your Kitchen Remodeler should carry adequate liability insurance for work related damages. Your Kitchen Remodeler should also have workman's compensation insurance for job related injury or health risks.
Does my Kitchen Remodeler need to be bonded?A bond will protect the homeowner if the terms of the contract are not met by the Kitchen Remodeler. A bond is recommended for any work over $500. Make sure that your Kitchen Remodeler's bond is valid and that the bond limit will cover the cost of completing or re-doing the work, before any work begins.

Kitchen Remodeler - Services

A Kitchen Remodeler can handle a number of jobs, activities and problems. The list below summarizes common Kitchen Remodeling Services. Follow the appropriate links below to learn more about cost, options and quality requirements:

Kitchen Remodeler - Finding and Hiring

Not every Kitchen Remodeler has the same ability. Experience, skills, and sense of acceptable quality vary considerable. To get the results that you expect, it is essential that you put appropriate effort behind finding a Kitchen Remodeler matched to the specific requirements of your job - not simply someone that puts you at ease or wins your confidence. Before starting, make sure that you completely understand the work you want the Kitchen Remodeler to perform and the job quality you expect. Then, begin the selection process outlined below:

Kitchen Remodeler - Important Agreement / Contract Terms

A written agreement greatly improves your odds of success when working with a Kitchen Remodeler. Never start work until you have a complete agreement signed by your Kitchen Remodeler. For small jobs use a written work order. For larger projects, use a detailed contract. Never feel pressured to use the Kitchen Remodeler's standard contract. Make sure the following points are included in the agreement:

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Kitchen Remodeler Hiring Guide

How to hire a Kitchen Remodeler

Use this notebook ready hiring guide to:

  • Find & hire great help
  • Get fair, complete bids
  • Get quality work
  • Make a strong contract

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