Here are ten questions your countertop contractor should ask you before he or she recommends a countertop for your kitchen.
If you have answers for these questions it should make the proces
s go smoother but a good contractor will have a good deal more questions so that they can fully understand you needs. If a countertop seller launches into a sales pitch without finding ou
t what you really need look for another contractor.
- How long do you intend to be in your home? Is this a long term investment or are you just installing a new top to sell the home?
- What do you hope to accomplish with this project? Brighter? More durable? Easier to clean? Update kitchen? Change layout? Add something such as breakfast bar?
- What kind of countertop do you have now and what do you like about it?
- Why do you think you want a stone top?
- What do you know about stone tops and what are your expectations? What have you heard from family or friends about their stone tops? What do they
- say they would do if they did it again? What would they not do? What did they tell you about the remodeling experience?
- Do you like unique things? Would you like a countertop that is different from every one else’s or would you prefer it look just like the sample?
- How do you use the countertop?
- What do you dislike about your current top?
- Are there things in your home that might impact the countertop selection? If you have very hard water with a lot of minerals, for example, a black granite top might be hard to keep clean.
- What do you hope to spend on the project?