4 Things to Ask Contractors about Kitchen Renovations in Kelowna

There are a number of things to consider when hiring a contractor for the kind of kitchen renovations Kelowna homeowners desire.

There are a number of things to consider when hiring a contractor for the kind of kitchen renovations Kelowna homeowners desire.

If you are tired of your cabinets hanging from their hinges and if your counters are scratched from years of using them as a cutting board, it may be time for a refreshed kitchen.

There are a number of things to consider when it comes to having the kind of kitchen renovations Kelowna residents want and need for both style and functionality.

The first step is to look for Kelowna contractors that specialize in kitchens, and then ask these four questions:


1. Will the kitchen renovation fit my budget?

Money is usually the first thing a homeowner has to consider before they set off on a renovation project. A full kitchen remodelling can cost from $5,000 to $80,000, and of course is dependent on a number of factors, including whether you plan to increase the size of your kitchen or use the existing layout.

First you need to make a decision on how much you can afford to spend, and then stick to that budget. Finding kitchen contractors Kelowna homeowners trust to help you plan your budget is a good step.

Other things to consider when budgeting for a kitchen renovation include:

  • Cost of materials such as cabinets, counters, flooring, fixtures, and appliances (if included in the budget)
  • Whether upgrades are needed on electrical, water lines and venting
  • If you plan on converting to gas for an oven or stove top
  • Labour costs


2. How can I be sure my kitchen will be done on time?

As anyone who has had renovation work done knows, going without a kitchen or bathroom for months on end can be a huge pain in the assets.

Getting a clear start and end date from your contractor is important, but be prepared as sometimes unforeseen circumstances can delay your project. 

Also consider that some sub-trades, such as plumbers or gas fitters, may have to be contracted out and this could affect schedules. Get clear information from your contractor on what work will need to be done, so you won’t be hit with any surprises.


3. How can I ensure my home will be protected?

As mentioned before, there could be a stream of tradespeople coming through your doors to work on your kitchen, so it’s best to get that information from your contractor before the work begins. Make sure your contractor is able to open and lock your home, by providing him or her with a key, and make sure you have each other’s mobile numbers in case any questions or details should arise.

You should also alert your contractor to anything that may cause a safety hazard and store away any breakable or valuable belongings that could be damaged or interfere with the work at hand.


4. Will I be able to come and check on my kitchen’s progress?

A good contractor should be open to communication and be welcome to a homeowner’s concerns or questions. However, if a homeowner wants a last minute change made, it’s best to get it all the details down in writing as part of your renovation contract to avoid any disagreements down the road. Do not rely on verbal agreements.


Looking for a special touch for your kitchen renovation? Read our blog: 4 Styles of Kitchen Cabinets Kelowna Homeowners Covet.


Are you tired of your old kitchen? Rafter 4K Contracting can help. We are trusted Kelowna contractors with years of experience in upgrading kitchens and taking on large-scale kitchen renovations in Kelowna. We take the time to listen to our clients’ needs and desires to bring their ideas to life, and to come within their budgets.


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