There is no getting around it. Kitchen renovations can be costly endeavours. Many people decide to tackle home renovation projects themselves, but when it comes to kitchens, we feel like hiring a kitchen contractor is almost always the best course of action to take. We aren’t just saying that because we happen to BE a kitchen contractor company either. There are many benefits of hiring a kitchen contractor: far more than the risks of a dicey DIY attempt. The best part—a good quality kitchen contractor works with a team of tradespeople to ensure every aspect of your renovation project gets completed safely and to your full satisfaction.
The Tradespeople You Need For a Kitchen Renovation
Do you know a plumber? How about an electrician? Have you met anyone who can lay precise tiles on a backsplash or floor? These are all jobs a tradesperson tackles and they are part of a team of people you might need to hire when you undertake a kitchen renovation. As a Kitchen Contractor, we know and work with them all to complete all aspects of a kitchen renovation for our clients. At Revival Home Renovations, we do the bulk of the work ourselves, but you just might find a few of these tradespeople helping our crew depending upon the scope of your work.
What tradespeople might you find as part of our kitchen contractor crew?
Meet the Subcontractors:
- Countertop Installer – Whether you choose granite, marble, quartz, or some other form of countertop material, the company that makes said material usually installs it as well. This is often due to the sheer weight of the material, not to mention the need for precise measurements. Their skill with cutting, measuring and installation goes beyond anything someone with little to no experience with the materials can muster.
- Electrician – If you hire anyone to undertake electrical work in your home, they must hold an electrical contractor’s license. This means they have knowledge of the Ontario Electrical Safety Code and training in how to undertake electrical installations. Your general contractor may hold an electrical contractor license number, but if not, they must use a licensed electrician to perform any electrical work, such as installing electrical outlets, or installing lighting.
- Floor Installer – Installing a floor requires precise attention to detail and the ability to understand all aspects of installing a variety of floor types. While it does not require a license or specific training, professional flooring installers can complete a job in a timely manner, including completing any finishing details around trim on walls and doors. That experience shows in the finished project.
- Plumber – Plumbers must undergo extensive in-class training and complete over 8000 hours as an apprentice before they are able to complete their plumber’s certification exam. They have a vast knowledge of pipes, plumbing issues, and water quality control that cannot be matched by the everyday homeowner. Or even the best general contractors out there. That’s why hiring a plumber to tackle any plumbing-related tasks is just smart business practices. Leave the sink, dishwasher, and fridge to the pros!
- Tile Setter – While tile setters may work on flooring, they also install tiles on walls and ceilings. In Ontario, they do not require certification, but there are programs available to acquire the training that improves a tile setter’s skill set. A good quality tile setter is definitely worth every penny when it comes to the finished product of any tiling job too. Finding someone with that skill is not always easy though, but a top notch contractor often comes with those connections.
If you are thinking about tackling a kitchen renovation, pause to decide whether you are capable of doing all the tasks required of the job at hand. Whether that means undertaking the whole project on a DIY basis, hiring your own tradespeople for individual aspects of the job, or going the route of using a professional contractor to manage every aspect of the job, including dealing with any trades you need—the choice is yours, but think long and hard about what each decision means. Sometimes having one person oversee everything is worth it and more cost effective in the long run.