Come Home to a Better Kitchen
Have you been hungry for a new look to your kitchen for some time now? If the answer is yes, what do you plan to do about it in 2016?
Yes, money might be a little tight here and there, but that doesn’t mean you can’t at least set the plans in motion for when you have a little extra in reserves to put some or all of it into designing a new look for one of the rooms most heavily used in your home or condo.
Stop and think for a moment about how much your kitchen gets used on a daily basis, especially if you have kids.
From the first crack of light in the morning until everyone heads off to bed in the evening, the kitchen is one of the highest traffic areas in your residence. With that being the case, shouldn’t it look nice and be conducive to your needs?
Have Some Hunger for a New Look
If you’re planning on adding a new granite countertop or other changes with a Phoenix-based provider to the kitchen, where exactly should you start?
To make it as easy as possible to get the right work done at the right price for your kitchen, start with a plan. What exactly are you looking to accomplish with a kitchen redesign?
Some individuals and/or families want to increase the space of their kitchens, giving them more room not only to prepare items, but also to enjoy them. While many people these days plop themselves down in front of the television or even move to a bedroom to eat, many others enjoy the quality time that can be had sitting around a kitchen table.
Once you have an idea of what you want to do with the kitchen redesign, then look to see how much money you can allocate for such a project.
If you’re thinking of just doing the countertops and not adding a variety of new appliances, will you find the right provider who can sell you granite tops at discounted rates? This can oftentimes be accomplished by working with a dealer who buys in bulk and imports their materials from granite quarries worldwide.
Also look to make sure the dealer you go with is reputable and has experience in not only finding the right granite countertop materials, but also installation.
In order to improve the odds of finding the right provider the first time around, do background checks on any and all companies you consider doing business with.
Look to see the following:
- History – How long has the company been in business and what is their reputation in the industry? Just because they’re a newer company does not mean you can’t go with them, but make sure you find out what kind of business ranking they have, are the bulk of their customers satisfied with their work, and have they had any issues with places such as the Better Business Bureau (BBB)?
- Service – You also want a company which offers top-notch customer service. Ask around among family, friends and co-workers who they might have used for kitchen countertop installations. Good business oftentimes spread their products and services via word-of-mouth from satisfied customers. Also make sure you know up front what the costs will be, thereby avoiding any hidden fees. Lastly, make sure you know the full warranty details.
- Reliability – Maybe other than money, nothing stresses out most people more than having a residence torn up for periods at a time. Face it; having your home cluttered and torn apart presents myriad of problems. In order to reduce the chances of this happening to you and/or your family, make sure you work with a provider who sticks to their schedule of completing projects. While some delays are inevitable, you do not want a company coming into your home for a renovation project that shows up when they want, leaving your schedule out of whack. Get together with the chosen provider and nail-down the approximate times it will take to complete the project. This will not only make life easier and more productive for them, but you won’t have your residence in upheaval for days or weeks at a time.
If you’re hungry for a better looking kitchen (notably countertops) in 2016, don’t starve yourself of the opportunity to get the job done now.