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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

Is it worth it to remodel a kitchen?

Remodeling or renovating your kitchen can be worth the time, effort and money  — especially if you plan to sell your home. A kitchen remodel is among the most appealing types of remodeling projects for potential buyers, according to the National Association of Realtors. In fact, some realtors report that a kitchen remodel has helped close a sale. This type of remodeling is also valuable because it can build a stronger desire to be in your home.

Contact the best kitchen remodelers near you to get started on your project.

How do I hire a contractor for a kitchen remodel?

The secret to hiring the best contractor(s) for your kitchen remodel is to compare several professionals’ customer reviews, ratings, specialities, services and prices. You can do this by searching online for the best kitchen remodelers near you

When you search online, you can quickly view important information about the contractors on their profiles. Read through the customer reviews, and look for profiles that feature before-and-after photos from the contractor, as well as their past clients. Inspect those photos closely to gauge the contractors’ craftsmanship. 

You should also make sure the contractor is properly licensed and insured in your area. Some state governments regulate licensure for contractors, while some don’t. Check licensing requirements in your state.

Before you hire anyone, contact at least contractors to discuss the scope of your kitchen remodel. And request written estimates from each contractor.

What is the average cost of a kitchen remodel?

The average cost of a kitchen remodel is $12,961. However, you should always get a cost estimate from a general contractor or kitchen remodeler near you when planning your renovations. 

The cost of upgrading your kitchen depends on a variety of factors. The first is whether you’re doing a small, medium or large remodel. Where you live also matters, with expensive cities correlating with more expensive kitchen renovation costs. The cost will also increase if you’re altering the footprint of your kitchen, changing the location of plumbing and fixtures and/or installing expensive materials like granite countertops.

To learn more about kitchen remodeling costs, read “How much does a kitchen remodel cost?

How can I save money on my kitchen remodel?

To keep your kitchen remodel costs as low as possible, avoid making changes after construction has begun. This will reduce the amount of wasted time and material on the part of the contractor and help you avoid extra charges. 

Double-check all measurements to make sure you order the right size appliances, cabinets and materials. Also, try to work within your existing kitchen’s footprint to avoid having to pay a plumber or electrician to completely redo your layout. 

Research all of your options for flooring, tiles, countertops and appliances. Try to get an expert’s opinion before purchasing any material if you’re unsure about the quality. 

Finally, get a few cost estimates from at least three contractors near you before you hire anyone to take on your project.

What should you not do in a kitchen remodel?

Common mistakes in kitchen remodeling include choosing fragile or low-quality materials and appliances. Attempting to DIY the entire renovation is another mistake, especially if you lack the expertise and training to do so. 

A few other mistakes include:

  • Not setting a budget 
  • Not thoroughly researching your options for materials, kitchen appliances, etc.
  • Not comparing cost estimates from multiple contractors, electricians, plumbers, etc.
  • Not measuring the areas in your kitchen, as well as the desired appliances

If you’re not sure where to start, contact a top-rated kitchen remodeler who can help you plan your kitchen remodel.

Where do I start when remodeling a kitchen?

When preparing to remodel a kitchen, start your planning process with the space planning phase. Before worrying about what the kitchen will look like, focus on where things will be located for workflow and function. In what order will your sink, stovetop and countertop go? Where will the refrigerator be? Then, you can start thinking about the materials, appliances and overall design for your kitchen. 

If you have a solid idea of the design you want, contact multiple kitchen remodeling contractors and services to find out how much your project will likely cost and which professional is best-suited for the project.

Do I need a contractor for a kitchen remodel?

A kitchen remodel is one of the most important investments you can make in your home, and it’s critical to get the details right; that’s where a home renovation contractor comes in. A minor remodel usually includes new cabinet faces and hardware, replacement appliances, and paint, while an extensive job may enlarge the kitchen’s square footage, install new cabinets or an island, change the layout, and lay new tile or hardwood floors. Any renovation that includes filing permits, construction, or electrical or plumbing work is best completed by an experienced contractor who knows local codes.

Reviews for Laguna Niguel kitchen remodelers
Richard Y.
This is an update to the previous review. Barak reached out to me before seeing the review as he also felt that he needed to pick up the pace and wrap things up. He provided the long awaited schedule of work to be done for the rest of the projects and reassured that the conditional lien of waiver forms, and damages will also be taken care of ASAP. I was finally able to get a break from the constant wait for their response and wandering why they were only spending 4-6 hours a week on my projects. All of this anxiety and mistrust could have been avoided with faster response, but as the saying goes "better late than never". I'm looking forward to completion date and a five star review for them. This is a two months progressive report on a kitchen and bathroom remodel that Eden said would be completed before Thanksgiving IF I decided quickly on the 3D plans. That was mid September when we set the demolition date on Oct 4. Eden and Barak are the main contact windows. I'm going to state what happened and you can make your own conclusions. The pictures show the current status as of Nov. 27. I was threatened by Eden two days ago about a prepayment for the cabinets which their accountant send to me as an invoice. They always ask to be paid the next day after they send the invoice (for completed jobs "so they can pay workers on Fridays"). The specs of the cabinets were determined in July. All of a sudden Eden tells me if I don't pay them today, he won't know when the cabinets will be installed. Two weeks ago I asked for a schedule of work that they plan to do. Nothing was given just that "we are doing our best". Oh yes, the city inspection was to be blamed for the delay. Because "the inspector came too early and didn't call them" Well, what about coming an hour later than your crew? Is it normal to have the crew ask home owners what needs to be done because "the guy that told them to come just said to come"? Be prepared to supervise the workers because even though Barak said someone will be on the job site every day the crew is here. It turns out "someone" comes whenever he wants and talks to the workers for a few minutes and is gone. Hence be prepared to check for damages like my wall and outdoor electric outlet. Be prepared to have no workers on site for a couple days or a few hours a day. Don't expect them to follow the construction industry standards. Everything is random and sudden, don't even think about courtesy notices. I've worked at international construction companies and as supervisor on the ground. I've never dealt with any people in the industry with so little execution and customer relations skills.
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