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Q: Why should I schedule a free estimate?
A: Many contractors will offer a free estimate or a free consultation. The truth is, many of those contractors get the details wrong in the beginning because they don’t spend enough time and pay attention to the details in the first meeting. We believe you don’t get to re-do first impressions so we spend a significant amount of time earning your trust starting with our very first meeting. At the first appointment we like to discuss your vision, your options and gather information to create a detailed estimate for your project. We use the second appointment to explain the process and the price.
Q: How soon can you begin my project?
A: This is a common question. We are ready to work with you now! Once we are contracted, we begin work immediately. It begins with production of plans and permitting (when required), project mapping and pre-demo work to get the project prepped for our crew. Our strategic process is customized to your project to ensure the best results. Our process ranks us among the Best Contractors in Tampa, Lutz, Brandon and Land O Lakes.
Q: How much will my project cost?
A: The cost of your project will never be a gray area with us. We stick to your budget! After we gather the details of your project, we will create a project plan that spells out all aspects and cost of your plan. Communication is our key when it comes to the budget for your project. We will review our estimate with you in detail to ensure that all your questions are answered.
Q: Will you give me a ball-park estimate of how much my project will cost?
A: Any home remodeling or home improvement contractor that will gives you an estimate over the phone or via email without meeting you and thoroughly understanding your needs and plans should be avoided. Providing a quick estimate over the phone is just not realistic because there are just too many choices and variables. Take advantage of our free in-home estimate and we’ll be happy to provide you with a detailed cost estimate of your project.
Q: Will you provide references?
A: Of course we will! Contact us about your project, let’s meet and discuss the details and we’ll be happy to provide you with references from past and current client, vendors, and colleagues!
Q: What types of jobs do you do?
A: It’s easy to say we do it all! Kitchen remodels and bathroom remodels are only a part of the services we offer. Any room you want to remodel, or create an addition, we can do. For most kitchen remodels we usually remove walls, strip popcorn ceilings, put in new flooring and paint the entire home. We have done several full home remodels for customers as well. We are an AWARD-WINNING remodeling company in Tampa licensed to do all forms of residential remodeling in Florida.
Q: How often will I hear from you?
A: Communication is extremely important to us. We will constantly be in communication with you. When you call us you get a real person that works for CKB. When you email us, we typically respond within 48 hours. Our customers are our number one focus.
Q: Where will your crew clean up?
A: We ask for access to a sink or side yard area with a hose that we can use for cleanup, but if necessary we will make other arrangements if that isn’t possible. We work hard to keep the site clean through the process, and we treat our customers to a professional clean as well. Our minimum standards include a professional appearance from our crews, no smoking, no alcohol, and dependability and reliability. This is one of the things we do that makes us among the Best Contractor in Tampa, Lutz, Brandon and Land O’ Lakes.
Q: Do I need to prepare for my remodel?
A: As the time approaches for your remodel, the main thing is obviously to remove any/all personal items from cabinets and areas that will be remodeled. For kitchens we recommend setting up a temporary kitchenette off to the side somewhere so that daily kitchen activities can continue to some degree. Life without a kitchen sink can be more tricky than you may realize, so prepare as best as possible. There is no substitute for a good plan! Obviously, we are there to assist in any way we can.
Q: When do I need my materials ready by?
A: We understand that choosing materials can be overwhelming so we are very hands-on as needed. It is preferable that ALL materials are SELECTED and READY for delivery/pick up OR already onsite before we start your project. Details can be discussed around available staging space for appliances, cabinets etc. and will vary from project to project. As needed, certain ‘trim’ materials such as accessories, mirrors, specific light fixtures, etc. can be finalized as the project is underway. Again, communication is key throughout.