Cladding your cabinets and doors is a great option if you want your kitchen to have a whole new look without the hassle of remodeling. Choosing the right contractor to do the renovation is an important decision. As with any other service business, the best way to find a contractor is through word of mouth. If you know someone who recently had their kitchen renovated, ask for a recommendation. Or go to your local hardware store and ask them for references. To limit your choice, follow these guidelines.

Quality and aesthetics

The first thing to consider is how you want your kitchen to look before hiring a parts contractor. There are endless options, so we guarantee that you will get the perfect look. Here are some common material options available to you: solid wood, plastic, veneer.

The style options when cladding with wood are endless. Wood options include woods such as poplar, oak, maple, pine, and cherry. Ask your contractors to bring you samples of the types of wood they offer. Or you can stop by your local hardware store, they will have samples on hand. Keep in mind that wood is the most expensive option to repair. One way to personalize even more is to hire your own carpenter. Or if you can, build the doors and countertops yourself.

For a simpler look, plastic laminate is a great option. Not only can you choose from many different colors, plastic laminate provides a nice modern look.

If you want a solid wood look at a cheaper price, you should consider Rigid Thermal Sheets (RTF). RTF veneers are durable and made to look like wood. This material can be molded and painted to resemble the exact wood look you want.

Offers and cost

Once you’ve figured out exactly how you want your cabinets and doors to look, ask contractors to submit bids. Although the cost of sheathing cabinets and doors is generally 50 percent lower than the replacement total, remember that a lower cost often reflects a lower quality. Ask each bidder what types of material they use and what quality their fronts and hardware are.

Feel free to ask for samples of your materials. Some contractors will substitute cheaper materials like plywood products for solid wood to offer a lower offer. But if you are determined to use a solid wood material, be sure to specify it in your offer requirements. Solid wood may be more expensive, but it will ensure an attractive premium finish. To ensure that each bidder provides the most accurate cost, please let them know your exact expectations for everything from color to hardware.

Options and Guarantees

Because there are so many variables involved in kitchen remodeling, ask your contractor about their warranty policy. Make sure the contractor guarantees the workmanship of your business and employees.

Now you know exactly what to look for when choosing a contractor for your kitchen siding. Regardless of the contractor you choose, you will love your newly remodeled kitchen.

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