When it is time to move forward with a remodeling contractor for your bathroom or kitchen remodel, you want to be sure that you are making the right choice. One of the most important factors in doing so is to get more than one quote. In fact, at Mission West Kitchen & Bath we recommend you get three. Keep reading to find out more and call us at (626) 799-3503 if you want to learn more about the high-quality plumbing fixtures, appliances, and other products we offer.
You Want a Fair Price
Of course, the main reason to get three quotes is that you can be sure you are getting a fair price. Remember that at the end of the day, what you are looking for is value: that means getting the best work at the best price – not just the lowest price. However, if one bid comes in 25% higher than the others, with no apparent improvement in quality, you will be glad that was not the only bid you got or you might have assumed it was a fair price.
You Want the Job Done in a Reasonable Amount of Time
Do you have an idea of how long your remodeling project should take to complete? When a contractor includes their timeline, make sure that it covers every step of the process. Once again, if you see that one bid has a significantly longer or shorter time estimate, you can ask questions to find out why that one is an anomaly.
You Want to Avoid Surprises
As is true in any industry, not all contractors are as trustworthy as others. In some cases, they might leave off certain fees or steps of the process to make their bid seem lower than it will actually be. In other instances, they might do this accidentally. Either way, the result is that when it comes time to pay the invoice, you end up paying more than you imagined you would.
On the other hand, when you have several quotes to compare to each other, you can easily see if one leaves off the cost of disposal, the cost of cleanup, or other costs that could end up “surprises.”
You Want to Know What Your Options Are
Some contractors’ main goal is to provide the best quality can at the lowest price possible. Others are doing just the opposite – they first focus on the highest-quality luxury brands and products, and then try to find the lowest prices for those. Whichever end of the spectrum you are on, getting three quotes can give you all the information you need about who can best help you.
At Mission West Kitchen & Bath we are proud to offer all the materials and products you need for your kitchen or bathroom remodel at a single location.