How to Avoid the 3 Biggest Problems with Kitchen Remodelers

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If you're thinking of remodeling your kitchen, you've probably heard horror stories from friends about endless delays (who wants to eat fast food forever?), custom cabinets that don't fit, and outrageous hidden fees tacked onto the initial quote. Jon Cortez, President of Compleat Kitchen and Bath Center in Newark, says that the three concerns most people have before doing a remodel are:

   1. not getting the job done right;
   2. not completing the project on time as promised; and
   3. getting charged more than originally quoted.

The best approach is to start with a detailed design by a professional who asks the right questions (one design does not fit all), insist on a written project completion schedule, then demand a guaranteed, itemized project price. For more tips on what to know before beginning any remodeling project, e-mail us at or call (800) 738-1138.