4 Crucial Contractor Details before You Remodel Your Kitchen

July 21, 2021
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The kitchen is one of the most functional and central parts of the house. Homeowners invest in modelling and remodelling their kitchens to give premium care where they prepare food, a necessity for families at least three times a day.

So homeowners who have had kitchen remodelling projects most likely hired the best home addition contractors to ensure that their kitchen would be complete, fully functional, and well-designed. But how would you know if you would be working with the best remodelling contractors? There are certain considerations that you need to take into account.

Read on and find out what you need to know about your remodelling contractor before getting your kitchen remodelled.

1. Contract Type

Construction contracts are generally classified into two types: fixed price and cost-plus.

Fixed contracts, from the word itself, mean that the entire cost of the project is fixed and cannot be changed. This means that if the contractor fails to account for an existing structural problem in the kitchen that will incur additional expenses for materials, the contractor cannot ask for additional payment.

This means that contractors offering a fixed contract are the ones that boast a wealth of experience, expertise, and skills in identifying all the items and considerations when costing a kitchen remodelling project.

Meanwhile, cost-plus is the more commonly offered contract type among contractors because it is more favourable for them. The cost-plus contract means the client pay for the building expenses stated in the contract, plus profit. Payables included in building expenses are labour, materials, and overhead costs (office rent, mileage, insurance, etc.).

2. Project Timeframe

It is also essential to consider the timeframe that your contractor sets to complete the project. You can ask them for a schedule that will allow you to picture the project's progress each day, week, and month.

Knowing when it will start and end, you can also prepare your daily life to be disrupted in that given period and make adjustments right away.

3. Offered Warranty

You also need to check the warranty offered by the contractor.  Go into the details of what the warranty covers and its length of coverage. Know if they offer express warranties that cover the quality of labour and materials. 

4. Their Response to Your Disruption Concerns

Another consideration to look at is how your contractor will handle your concerns as the kitchen remodelling begins. It would help if you asked them for solutions regarding your worries about being disrupted as your kitchen is under construction.

Ideally, your contractors should offer to provide you with a temporary kitchen somewhere within your home. They should also be responsible for maintaining the workplace safe and clean. If they are considerate and responsive to your needs, then you've found the best contractors to work for you!


Whatever the reason is for remodelling your kitchen, whether you are looking at a big open floor plan or considering making a separate space for cooking, the above considerations will help you get the best kitchen remodelling team to build a place you will love and use for many years to come.

Whether you’re planning to move into a house you can’t wait to live in or wanting to increase the property value of your home ahead of a sale, you likely have a home remodelling project in mind to achieve your goals. Robert Thompson Contracting is a household name in the Kitchener-Waterloo and Tri-Cities area for home remodelling projects. Get in touch with us, and we will help you build your dream home!

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