Are you planning a renovation for your kitchen? While you may have an idea of what you want your kitchen to look like when it’s finished, there is much to learn and know behind the scenes in order to get your dream kitchen. Whether you want to refurbish or breathe new life into your old cabinets, or you think your kitchen is a gut job, you’ll want to avoid surprises by asking your contractor these six very important questions.
Is My Kitchen Up to Code?
You should never be afraid of asking questions like, “is my kitchen up to code?” Because if it’s not, and something happens, or you decide to resell, you could end up losing out on a ton of money, and even the sale. You’ll not only want to make sure it’s up to code for the future, but for your safety. Local building codes are generally laid out and contractors should be certified to deal with such.
What’s the Best Type of Hardware for My Kitchen?
Hardware is an extremely important part of your kitchen aesthetics. Without, the kitchen can look extremely sloppy or dated. You’ll also want to ensure that it’s installed to perfection to prevent any sort of issues when opening your cabinetry. Ease of use and practicality is just as important as aesthetics.
Can You Tell Me What I Should Be Using on Countertop Edges?
Even though this may seem extremely small for detailing, it makes all the difference when your kitchen is complete. If it functions and is durable, while being aesthetically pleasing, your contractor has helped you pick a winner! Beyond this, you’ll want your kitchen to have its own personality, as while as projecting yours to everyone who visits.
What Types of Materials and Finishes Do You Recommend?
When it comes to fixtures and your home, an experienced contractor can let you know which materials and finishes will look best. In doing so, your kitchen will be cohesive with the rest of your home and help bring together your envisioned image of perfection. After all, you’re spending thousands and your kitchen should reflect who you are and what you want. Don’t forget that you can mix and match, and nothing has to be perfectly matching to exude a wonderful appearance and vibe!
Sinks Matter – Which One Should I Get?
If you have a contemporary or minimalistic look in mind, the kitchen sink matters, and will look out of place if it doesn’t match the general style you’re going for. Furthermore, you should look for something that works in terms of practicality with your countertops, so the entire kitchen is much easier to clean. Undermount sinks won’t work for those that are aiming for laminate countertops, though, unfortunately! Make sure your contractor let’s you in on all information regarding materials, so you’re not out of ideas or money.
Do You Have Recommendations for Backsplashes and Flooring?
Now that you have everything else picked out, your finishes for your floor, backsplash, and counters matter more than anything. That finish will bring together the entire kitchen and give off that image you’ve been dreaming of for months.
Have a specific look in mind that you want a professional contractor to achieve? Contact Joseph Kitchen & Bath at (905) 707-7756 today for a FREE kitchen renovation estimate.