Some of us are trying to find ways to do more with less ever since 2008 the values of many things changed. Most of have simply gone without and now almost 10 years later, you can wait no longer. Now the puzzling piece is…..do you do it yourself or hire someone to do it for you? If you don’t have the time, energy, skill, or interest to do this yourself, but you still want a new kitchen or bathroom, or remodeled space, then you will be hiring one person or several people or companies. If you are doing the project yourself, don’t bother reading this any further, simply visit our Summer Sale AD and come in to see us when you’re ready.
- If you are hiring someone to do this then the first questions you’ll be asking are….
- Who do you hire
- How do you know what you need for your project
- How much will this all cost
Most people will ask a trusted friend, work college, parent, sibling, or friend if they “KNOW ANYONE” who does remodeling. This is typically where it starts, then massive google & facebook searches will ensue, followed by several print outs & late nights prioritizing & classifying as much of it as you can. The hardest & most time-consuming part is now upon you….you have a list of people, suppliers, & companies, you need to call & visit with them all. If you’ve done good research, are lucky enough to live in an area rich in resources such as installers & suppliers, & are very luck, some on the list will be the one and you’ll be off to the races! Typically that doesn’t happen, in fact, those calls & meetings probably left you more confused than when you began. That is because all of these people typically view these projects from very different perspectives with varying objectives, very rarely the objective being completing your project for you, but rather how much money can they extract from you. This is a business for them, we can all appreciate this, however, there has to be a way to get the answers you’re seeking. There are several.
- You can seek out architectural design-build firms to GC (General Contract) your project for you. This is simultaneously the safest way & the most costly way to get all the answers you need.
- You can work with a large retailer (Big Box Store) and work with their list of associates & contractors. This is typically less than the first option, but it is still a costly one. This is also the most frustrating & issue riddled way. This model works on using associates, designers, & installers who have the least amount of experience & are willing to work for typically the benefits alone offered by the companies such as medical, dental, & retirement. The unfortunate result here is a workforce of inexperienced people with a lack of vision for any project, but only a vision of the benefits they are there for. Still, if you oversee your project closely & are lucky enough to find someone competent & involved this could be the option you choose. Most people make this choice simply because they feel that by working with a Big Box Retailer they have some level of safety or recourse if something goes wrong. This is only an illusion, the price you pay affords them the ability to refund or re-work if necessary. Furthermore, what is your time worth!
- Another way is to simply visit Cabinetry Direct in Naperville, IL and speak with Steve about your project. If you’re honest with yourself & with him, he will give you the best advice possible for your project even if it means you need to work with someone else we’ll tell you very directly!