Choosing a Kitchen Company

Choosing a Kitchen Company


Here at Bay Kitchens we understand that life is busy and when you are home you wish to spend quality time with your loved ones and most of that time is spent in the kitchen. When designing a new space for your kitchen, remodeling your existing kitchen or just doing some upgrades to your existing kitchen it’s important to make sure you choose the right partner for the job.


Bay Kitchens has found that most people remodel their kitchen because it’s out of date, need to increase their functionality or they want more storage. Whether you have lived in your home for 20 years, moving into your new home or getting ready to sell your home it is important you educate before you choose a contractor for your Kitchen Project.


Everyone knows kitchens add the most value in any home. There are two aspects to choosing a kitchen design contractor. First choosing a kitchen contractor that is licensed, bonded and insurance and they are in good standing with your local business bureau is a requirement. It’s also important to make sure you understand the details that have been quoted for your project.  Make sure  you ask for referrals.  A good contractor works from referrals and has a continuous pipeline of work from previous customer’s friends and family. Ask to look at a kitchen they have complete and talk to their customer. You want to ask questions


  • Did you have a timeline and was it completed on time?
  • Is the quality of the cabinets to your expectations?
  • Was the job completed within budget unless changes were made?
  • Would you use this contractor again?


The second part of your decision should base on your budget. Beware of the numbers. Sometimes when a low price is drastically different there is a reason. Educate yourself on the details. There are no two Kitchen cabinets that are exactly alike. It’s like shoe shopping – there are no two shoe makers alike. They may both look like Maple Cabinets but the quality and price may be different. When comparing shoes the leather maybe is the same quality. Accessories on the shoe, color options or how well the shoe will wear also may change the price. Either way you should educated yourself and makes the best decisions for you. It is the same with the Kitchen Cabinet Industry.


You want to make choose the contractor that provides excellent service and kitchen cabinet brands that fit your home and life style and budget. If your kitchen has a lot of hands touching the cabinets day after day it may be better for you to spend the extra money on a better cabinet verses more expensive light fixtures. Over the long term you money will be better spent and on the resale market it’s easier to update a light fixture then it is to your kitchen cabinets.


You have to educate yourself on each kitchen cabinet maker. Some offer all plywood sides (meaning the front door top back and sides), some are only wood door and some are not real wood. Interior options like pull out shelves verses a trash can insert, soft close drawers may or may not be included in the price and can add or subtract hundreds if not thousands to your kitchen project cost.  Like your shoes you will pay more quality leather then made man leather. A better made cabinet that is all wood verses one that is particle board.


Choosing price over design is also something to be very cautious of.  A good Kitchen contractor will work through the detail with you but a bad design cannot be worked out.  Choose the contractor that is going to do the best job and work through the detail. Give you the support and education on kitchen cabinetry and design necessary for you to make educated decisions. Choose a contractor that confident and willing to give you a warranty on their material and labor.


Look at the interior options of the cabinets, trim and lighting and that is where your design will meet your budget.


Bay Kitchens offers a variety of Brands for all budgets and ranges of projects.