How to Pick the Right Contractor for Your Kitchen and Bathroom Remodels

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For many homeowners, kitchens and bathrooms are often top priorities when it comes to home remodeling projects. So, if you’re ready to start planning for a kitchen and/or bath renovation, it can be both exciting and anxiety-inducing. Home remodeling projects can be highly unpredictable, expensive, stressful, and time-consuming—so getting things off to the best start possible by hiring the right contractor is critical. Here are a few tips to help you pick the right contractor for your kitchen and bathroom remodels:


Have a good idea of what you want and need.

This is your dream, so you should spend some time thinking about the specifics of your remodel project before getting outsiders involved. Write down things like your project goals, how you want it to look and feel, your budget, must-haves, flexible areas, and so on. Check out our post on Questions to Ask Before Remodeling your Bathroom and download our free Kitchen Design Guide to get started!


Make sure the contractor is licensed.

Anyone who can swing a hammer can claim to be a contractor, but few are licensed to do so. It can be easy to get roped in by low-ball prices and claims of doing the same work for far less, but it is never a good idea to hire an unlicensed contractor. Any contractor who isn’t licensed brings a “losing bet” to your hand. In other words, you take 100% of the risk, and that could mean you risk losing everything. Nothing is worth that bet!


Read online reviews, ask for referrals, and check references.

If you’re going to spend your hard-earned money on a remodeling project, you want to make sure you hire a reputable, reliable contractor or remodeling company. Over the past 26 years since its founding, J&J Construction has grown from a small one-man firm to one of the area’s largest and best-reviewed remodeling companies. How have we done this? By consistently implementing processes to complete your project on time, on budget, and, most importantly, completed to the level of quality you were promised.


Research their work history and specific types of remodeling projects.

Some contractors are generalists, while others may specialize in certain types of home remodeling projects. Renovating a kitchen or bathroom requires specialized knowledge, skills, and experience, so it’s crucial to know whoever you hire is up to the task on all levels. Since opening its doors in 1992, J&J Construction has forged a reputation as a trusted home remodeling company serving Naperville, Illinois, and nearby areas that puts the needs of its clients first. While we can be counted on to complete any project with outstanding craftsmanship, we are, above all else, bathroom and kitchen remodeling specialists.


At J&J, we understand the gravity of planning for a kitchen or bathroom remodel. We realize that homeowners have unique and important concerns when it comes to these projects, so choosing who to hire is an important decision. Contact the J&J team today to learn more about who we are and why we’re the best company to hire for your kitchen or bathroom remodeling project.

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