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Kitchen Remodeling Contractors: Use a Specialist, Save Time and Money

by Susanne Clemenz

In these challenging economic times, even general contractors may be very happy to give you a bid on your kitchen remodeling plans. But if you have a choice, why not choose a kitchen specialist?

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Kitchen Remodeling Contractors Deal with Kitchen's Unique Issues

Certain problems in home building are unique to kitchens. Here are some kitchen issues that benefit from the experience of a specialist:

  1. Work flow: With a glance at your kitchen remodeling plans your kitchen remodeling contractor knows if the layout optimizes efficient work flow and ease of access. Is your dishwasher close to both the sink and to dish storage? Would an open refrigerator door block traffic? Is there at least one long, unbroken work surface for food preparation?
  2. Dry rot, mold, and pests: Kitchens abound in damp areas that make them susceptible to mold, dry rot, termites, or carpenter ants. Mold is not only a serious health issue but can have adverse affects on eligibility and renewal of your homeowner's insurance. Sinks, dishwashers, your refrigerator's ice maker and cold water tap, and instant hot water faucets are all potential sources of problems. A kitchen remodeling contractor addresses these problems day in and day out.
  3. Resources: A kitchen remodeling contractor knows wholesalers, retailers, and catalog and online sources who have the latest products and the best prices for your custom kitchen design.

For additional expertise on your kitchen remodel, hire a kitchen designer. She or he works daily with reliable kitchen remodeling contractors. Together they provide a team approach to transforming your kitchen dreams into reality.


About the Author

Suzanne Clemenz designed her passive solar home and interacted with the contractors every day of the 6-month project. She started drawing floor plans and making models in the early '70s after purchasing several building lots. Recently she expanded and

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