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What You Need to Know When Hiring a Contractor for Kitchen Remodeling

Creating the kitchen of your dreams is an exciting experience that you won’t want to screw up on. Not only are kitchen remodels a huge job, but you’ll also want to consider many factors when hiring a kitchen remodeling contractor. Whether you have a design in mind or would like to communicate your ideas with your contractor, read these important factors to think about when remodeling your kitchen for success.

Research Kitchen Layouts and Materials

Depending on whether you are looking for a full kitchen remodel or simply making minor changes, you’ll want to be able to research kitchen layouts. Checking out kitchen rooms and home stores such as Ikea can help you better understand the steps needed to recreate your kitchen into something similar. Additionally, we recommend looking up the cost of specific items you are interested in at these home stores. Communicate your findings with a professional general contractor such as Roy Briley General Contracting. You may be able to save more money in the long run with the information found online and in stores.

Ask Your Contractor about any Hidden Charges

Working with an expert general contractor doesn’t have to be stressful or complicated. Understand and remember the cost of labor, cost of materials, delivery/shipping charges, as well as taxes that can arise, Flanagan with The Spruce reports. Keeping a realistic mindset will help you achieve your expectations throughout the entire kitchen remodeling project. Flanagan also recommends adding 10-20% of unplanned expenses into your current remodeling budget. Maintain a healthy conservative budget and make room for increases if needed.

Visualize Functionality

In addition to researching kitchen layouts, you’ll want to visualize the functionality of your new kitchen as much as possible. Consider spacing, getting around your kitchen, the shape of it, what works and what issues might you come across? How many people are in the kitchen and how often? Communicate with your general contractor about spacing appliances and counters out as well as walkways. Regulating your kitchen workflow is key so you are never rushing back and forth with little to no room to do so.

If you are ready to get started on your kitchen remodeling project, give Roy Briley General Contracting a call at (907) 343-8914 or email us at to help you transform your kitchen into the master chef suite of your dreams!

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