What is a Kitchen Remodeling Contractor

In order to define the term remodeling contractor, we must begin by defining the term contractor in the broad sense. A contractor is a company that is licensed to perform construction activities. This includes specialty licenses (such as a plumbing contractor or electrical contractor) or general broad construction licenses. With getting to specific types, many require specific training and state licenses given after testing and meeting requirements while some even require specific types of insurance. A remodeling contractor, though called by a speficic title, is nothing more then a general contractor who specializes in remodeling work. And, to break that down even further, a kitchen remodeling contractor is, of course, a contractor that specializes in kitchen remodeling.

You may ask, why would a contractor limit themselves to that one area of the home? The answer is easy. It's because there are so many different facets of kitchen design and kitchen remodeling that you truly need to dedicate yourself to it. Consider this, when you are ready to hire your kitchen remodelers to start your project, there are many different aspects you need to consider while keeping the overall design scheme constant. Whether you are interested in complete kitchen remodeling, a quick kitchen makeover, or just a kitchen refinishing project, here are some aspects of kitchen remodeling you should think about, aspects that an expert kitchen remodeler is already familiar with. A kitchen remodeler realizess there is a lot that goes into kitchen remodeling and it can be overwhelming for any homeowner, but they exist to will help you by guiding you through the entire process. As you read through the list, understand the depth of knowledge that a remodeler must have to deem themselves a kitchen remodeler.

  • Kitchen Cabinets: Our kitchen remodelers install custom wood cabinets that come in a variety of styles including raised panel, recessed panel, arched, and contemporary styles for any kitchen design scheme you have in mind such as elegant, casual, rustic, eclectic, modern, or just for entertaining. Our wood species include Maple, Cherry, Alder, Beech, Hickory, Red Oak, Rustic Maple, Rustic Alder, Rustic Hickory, Rustic Pine, VG Fir, Bamboo, and Rift White Oak . Any of these styles or wood types can be used for complete remodeling or for cabinet re-facing.
  • Kitchen Counter Tops: Types include granite, quartz, engineered stone, solid surface, ceramic, laminate, wood or butcher block, stainless steel, soapstone, marble, and concrete kitchen countertops. Kitchen countertops are the great final showpiece to a beautiful kitchen remodeling job. Ask your reomdeling contractor for samples.
  • Decorative Kitchen Hardware: The right kitchen hardware is the finishing touch to any kitchen remodel. Decorative hardware includes drawer knobs, drawer pulls, hooks, and wall plates. These elements come in many different finishes including popular distressed silver, pewter, bronze, and brass. Ask your kitchen remodelers about your options.
  • Kitchen Appliances: Appliances add function to your kitchen while adding elegance. With new features such as steam cooking and built in televisions, choosing the right appliance for your kitchen has never been more exciting. Kitchen appliances to choose from include refrigerators, dish washers, wine cabinets, ovens, stoves, range hoods, microwaves, cook tops, complete ranges, and exhaust fans. Our kitchen remodelers will recommend the best quality appliances for your budget.
  • Kitchen Faucets & Sinks: Faucets and sinks are designed to reflect your taste while providing years of trouble free work. Faucets and sinks both reflect the function of your kitchen and your overall style. They can accent kitchens with casual style, contemporary, traditional, or stately and come in a variety of finishes including stainless steel, brushed nickel, brass, and even faucets with plastic or glass handles. Our kitchen remodelers will match your faucet & sink type to your style.
  • Kitchen Tile & Kitchen Flooring: Your kitchen flooring should be as functional as it is beautiful. Flooring comes in many types, each has their advantages and we will find the perfect flooring to fit into your custom kitchen design. Kitchen flooring types include vinyl, linoleum, laminate, hardwood floors, and marble and granite flooring. Any flooring the kitchen remodelers recommend will provide high durability, stain resistance, and the right style for your kitchen remodel.
  • Kitchen Lighting: Because of their constant and diverse function, kitchens need to have great lighting. There are many options including wattage, reflectance, colors, light controls, pendant lights, recessed lighting, spot lighting, under cabinet lighting, rope lighting, ceiling fan lighting, sconces, chandeliers, and various types of fluorescent lighting. This is sometimes the important part of any remodeling project. Ask your kitchen remodelers about the importance of the right kitchen lighting.
  • Kitchen Decor ( Paint and Wall coverings): Kitchen paint and wall coverings require a choice that is stain resistant and grease resistant and wash easily. Choices include faux finish solid color walls, low sheen, semi-gloss, gloss, and faux or genuine wallpaper borders. Your kitchen remodeling contractor will make the right recommendation for the perfect design.
  • Kitchen Windows: New windows bring light and an energy saving element into a kitchen. Options include vinyl replacement windows, casement windows, double hung windows, and skylights as well as garden windows. Windoes are important and a good kitchen remodeling contractor will not leave that out of your design plan.
  • Kitchen Window Treatments: Styles include custom shades, sheers, louvers, blinds, and shudders. Though it comes down to your individual taste, your kitchen remodelers will show you the shades, shudders, and window treatments that will work best with your style.

As you can see, remodeling your kitchen is a big project. When you hire a kitchen remodeler, you are hiring both a skilled contractor, designer, and an interior decorator. And, like any other contractor, a kitchen remodeler needs to keep communication lines open. With any repurable remodeler, communication is paramount and they should discuss every step of the remodel process before they begin and throughout the entire remodel. A team of kitchen remodelers will work closely with you to guarantee they create your dream kitchen.

As you can see, a kitchen remodeler definitely wears many hats so when you do end up choosing a remodeler for your project, make sure they are well versed in all of the disciplines they need to be. After all, kitchen remodeling is a great way to add value to your home and make your home more energy efficient. Because of the choices and complexity of the process, you need to be sure you choose the right kitchen contractor for the job.