When it comes to renovating your kitchen and bathroom, you may be wondering if any masonry work will be involved. It can be difficult to find a reliable contractor who can do quality work, as they are in high demand. The best way to ensure you get the job done right is to look for contractors who are members of the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), the National Remodeling Industry Association (NARI), or the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).Typically, you will need to make a down payment of 30-50% for your kitchen remodel, with the remaining balance due upon completion of the work. If you want to save money on design and installation, you may want to consider going to a specialty kitchen store.
These stores tend to have nationally certified professionals who have a high level of experience and customization when it comes to kitchen projects.Alternatively, if you want to purchase all of your kitchen components under one roof, then a large retail store may be the better option. This was the case for Bruce Wasser and Fern Schumer Chapman, who redesigned their kitchen with Home Depot in Northern Illinois.When it comes to choosing the right professional for your kitchen remodel, you can either hire a general contractor with experience in kitchen remodeling or hire a contractor who specializes in kitchen remodeling. A general contractor may have more experience with adjacent projects such as earthworks, masonry and roofing than a kitchen specialist does. However, unless you are an experienced DIYer, you will need the expertise of a kitchen remodeling contractor.Kitchen designers are able to analyze customers' cooking and entertainment habits, their needs and desires, and the limitations and possibilities of their homes.
If your project is mainly limited to removing an old kitchen and creating a new one, then these specialists offer the expertise needed to build the space of your dreams.