Five Questions for a Professional Cabinet Refacing Service
by Joe Cooper
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If you're considering a company or a contractor to complete your kitchen cabinet refacing, there are some things you should know. Here are five cabinet refacing questions you need answered before the project starts.
Have they done country cabinet refacing? Modern? Big kitchens or small? What's the longest a project ever took, and what about the shortest? Find out their history before hiring them for your kitchen cabinets.
What kinds of cabinet refacing projects do they have the most experience with?
References can make or break a cabinet refacing experience. You might uncover valuable information by talking to former customers, like how usable the kitchen was mid-project, or if deadlines were consistently met.
Are they willing to provide customer or financial references?
Not all jobs are done alone. Sanding, painting, and other steps might be subcontracted out. To ensure your kitchen cabinet refacing is completed on time and on budget, find out whom your contractor or company is hiring before hiring them.
Do they have reliable subcontractors?
Some kitchen cabinet refacers visit beautiful showrooms for the latest in cabinet technology and looks. Others only shop discount warehouses (sometimes finding great bargains). Make sure whomever you hire knows the cabinet and hardware style you're looking for.
Where do they get their cabinet refacing materials?
This may seem obvious to anyone who has ever lived through a remodeling project, but it's important. Establish boundaries with your kitchen cabinet refacing company or contractor. Allow for some delays, but make sure you aren't living in dust for four weeks if the cabinet refacing project should only take two.
How important are deadlines?
Ensuring you are comfortable with whomever you hire for your kitchen cabinet refacing project is vital. A new-looking kitchen is great, but a good experience getting it is every bit as important.
About the Author
Joe Cooper writes home services and design articles and edits medical literature. He holds a bachelors in American Literature from UCLA.