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Choosing the Right Refacing Cabinet Contractor

by Kelly Richardson
Face Your Kitchen Columnist

With so many fly-by-night contractors out there, it's easy to get taken in by a professional-looking business card. Here's how to choose a reliable refacing cabinet contractor that will deliver at a reasonable price.

Getting your kitchen cabinets refaced is an investment of hard-earned dollars. It only stands to reason that choosing a professional contractor is an important part of the process. The horror stories of misplaced trust in a seemingly capable contractor aren't hard to find - shoddy workmanship and incomplete projects are all too common. Here's how you can do your part to make sure your cabinet refacing contractor is up to par.

Ask Your Cabinet Refacing Contractor

  • References. Ask for, and check, the references of your contractor. The contractor should have a list of past customers who are happy with his work and recommend him wholeheartedly.
  • Insurance. You cabinet refacing contractor should be licensed and bonded in the state in which the contractor operates. This covers the contractor in the event of injury or damage.
  • Estimates. You should get a free estimate for both the price and duration of the project.

Once the job is underway, you should see steady progress in the work. Make sure your cabinet refacing contractor keeps you abreast of any changes to the expected date of completion or cost of the project.

After the Laminate

  • Guarantee. Ask for a guarantee in writing at the conclusion of the project for the work performed.
  • Referrals. If the contractor does a good job, give referrals to friends and family as a reward.

The cabinet refacing process should not be an unpleasant experience. You can launch the project correctly by doing your homework and choosing the right cabinet refacing contractor.

About the Author
Kelly Richardson covers the home improvement scene in between his seasonal projects. His articles appear wherever intelligent interior design is valued.

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