Kitchen cabinets are the cornerstone of any kitchen renovation. They provide storage and functionality to any design, but it is essential that they are installed correctly to avoid any unfortunate mishaps in the future. Therefore, instead of trying to perform the task yourself, it is crucial to hire a professional to provide not only the security that the job was done right but also to guarantee the work to some degree. However, hiring a contractor can be overwhelming; that is why you shouldn’t just hire any installer. You need to do your homework and make sure they will work best for you.
References and Proof
Every good cabinet installer will be able to prove their abilities. Most companies do this by displaying a gallery on their website, showing before and after photos of both kitchen renovations and cabinet installs. Also, if possible, you may want to contact some of the company’s past clients to ensure that the photos are real.
Before installing kitchen cabinets, you should meet with prospective contractors to determine and understand all costs. Most reputable companies will provide a free consultation for initial planning and rough estimates.
Contractors Versus Subcontractors
Also, before you sign any contracts, be sure you understand who is going to be doing the work. Does the installation company have in-house contractors, or do they hire the work out to subcontractors? While it may be a standard business process, make sure that any subcontractors or employees are properly licensed, trained and insured.
Licensed and Insured
When contractors are licensed and insured, you are protected against frivolous lawsuits. However, if they are not covered under their company’s policy, then you are liable for any injury sustained on your property.
Kitchen cabinets are a beautiful and functional piece of any kitchen remodel. However, installation should be handled by professionals. When looking for a professional, find businesses that offer references, free consultations and who are licensed and insured.