What should we be checking when interviewing Contractor's?

You’ve been ghosted. A contractor you hired to do work took your money and then disappeared without completing the job, worst yet they did a lousy job and now you need to hire someone to come in and fix it. When I talk to clients that have experienced difficulties with their Remodeling Contractor I am always surprised to find out that they moved forward with these Contractors without any detailed plans or written contracts.

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How long will it take before we could have our new kitchen?

Because the very nature of kitchen remodeling is personalizing the room just for you it can be difficult to provide a generic timeline . But for planning, let’s use the following as a guide to help you get started and then adjust based on your individual needs to come up with a timeline for you. Here’s what you can expect as an overview:

There are three phases to a Kitchen Remodel;

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Do you provide free estimates?

I get this question a lot; do you do free estimates? The answer is, No, but we do provide FREE phone consultations and budget ranges after having a very detailed discussion with you about your bathroom or kitchen. (check out the difference between a consultation and an estimate below)

Then, if your investment range doesn’t seem like it will work with the costs that we experience we don’t want to waste your time. We understand that not everyone needs as much assistance as we can and do provide.

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We plan on selling our home in a few years, can you help us update our home keeping the cost with this in mind ?

At Murphy's Design we learned very early on that we have a pretty even split in the types of clients we have. We have clients that are having their homes remodeled for themselves, so that they can better enjoy their space for many years to come. And we have clients that are remodeling their spaces for resale to increase the value of their homes prior to selling.

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How do we Figure Out our Remodel Budget

It's a big day, you have decided to remodel your kitchen, bathroom or another important room in your home.

You've probably already tried to answer this question with google. You type in "How much does a bathroom remodel cost" for example, and the results are endless and overwhelming. 

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