Where To Start
So you finally decided that your home in Olympia or Lacey needs a bathroom remodel and a kitchen remodel. There are a lot of initial questions to ask. Do you need a general contractor? What type of materials should you use? And many more.
Considerations About Your Remodel
There are many more questions to consider with your project than the two listed above. You will need to do a lot of research before you get started on your kitchen and bathroom remodel. This article hopes to answer some of your basic questions. There is a long journey ahead, but having your friends and family see your beautiful new kitchen and bathroom will be well worth the work.
Do You Need a General Contractor?
This is perhaps the most important questions to consider. In most cases a bathroom remodel or kitchen remodel does not require a general contractor. However, if you decide to do your own remodel, be prepared for a much longer and stressful journey until your kitchen and bathroom remodel is finished.
No matter your experience level, if you decide to do the remodel process be ready for some long days.
If you would like to save yourself a lot of time and hassle, consider using Distinctive Tile & Stone as your contractor. Contact us to learn more.
Find a Licensed, Bonded and Insured Contractor
If you decide to have a contractor come into your home or work site, then make sure they are licensed, bonded and insured. The last thing you want is damage being done to your home that isn’t covered by the contractor’s insurance plan.
Frequently on the news you hear about people getting ripped off and taken advantage of by a contracting company. When they go to report the company it no longer exists. That’s because legally, the business never did exist. Do not hire these illegitimate businesses.
How Much Experience Does Your Contractor Have?
This is a great question to answer. For several reasons you want your contractor to have a lot of experience. For one, you want the job to be completed on time and on budget, these two high priority items both take a lot of experience.
Another reason you want your remodeling contractor to have a lot of experience, is so the impact to your home is minimized while the contractor is in your home.
Distinctive Tile & Stone has over 25 years experience.
Is Your Remodeling Contractor Well Trained?
Similar to experience, having a well trained contractor is an important factor for your homes kitchen and bathroom remodeling project. Make sure you contractor is well trained before you hire them to work in your home.
Where Did You Find the Remodeling Contractor?
Did you learn about your contractor through a friend or family member? Knowing someone that has used a remodeling contractor is your best bet in finding a reliable and honest contractor. Be wary of pay-to-play services such as Angie’s List.
Thanks to all our happy customers that have recommend our contractors throughout all the years. We would not be the company we are today without you!
Other Questions to Ask Your Contractor
- Does your contractor have enough team members to finish the project on time?
- Will you need contractors of different trades? Window insulation, for example. Note: Distinctive Tile & Stone can act as a liaison between different trades.
- How is billing handled?
- How much will your project cost?
- Is transportation of the stone and tile part of the cost?
- Does your contractor stand behind his/her work?
- Are they local in Olympia and Lacey, WA?
What Type of Tile and Stone Are You Going to Use?
Aside from finding a trustworthy contractor, the next big challenge will be picking out the type of tile and stone you want to use on your project. What type of feel do you want in your home? What about tile and stone colors? Will the stone and tile you want to use work for the specific application? Click on the links below to learn more about different stone and tiles.
We also sell stainless steel sinks for kitchens and custom made bathroom shower basins for your bathroom.