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Hiring a Kitchen Contractor in Orange County

 

Selecting a kitchen remodel contractor in Orange County can be a frustrating experience. The following guidelines for hiring a kitchen contractor will not guarantee a successful kitchen project, but will increase the chances that whatever kitchen remodel project you are asking your Orange County kitchen contractor to perform, will turn out well.

 

Every Orange County kitchen contractor you consider for your Orange County kitchen remodel project should meet or exceed the following kitchen remodeling contractor criteria:

 

  • A California contractor’s license, B1 classification, C6 if cabinets only
  • Contractor’s Workmen’s Compensation, liability and auto insurance
  • A good relationship with suppliers who work with Orange County kitchen remodeling contractors
  • An extensive list of homeowners who have used the Orange County kitchen contractor

 

It is also important that the Orange County kitchen remodeler you select puts you at ease and communicates well since you will be spending a lot of time with the Orange County kitchen contractor you choose. In the end, the outcome of your Orange County kitchen remodel project will be dependent upon the Orange County kitchen remodel contractor that you select.

 

A kitchen remodel in Orange County can be an expensive investment. Take advantage of our checklists and questions when selecting a Orange County kitchen remodeler for your project.



Do Orange County Kitchen Remodelers Need Permits?

Almost every Orange County kitchen remodeling project needs a permit. If the kitchen renovation involves changing the kitchen footprint, adding electrical service or removing lead based paint, the city of Orange County requires a licensed Orange County contractor or the homeowner to apply for an Orange County building permit.

 

 

Orange County Kitchen Remodels That Require Plans

Not every Orange County kitchen remodeling project needs a set of plans to obtain a permit. If the kitchen remodel involves changing the kitchen layout, adding electrical service or interfering with load bearing or shear walls then the city of Orange County requires a licensed Orange County remodeling contractor or the homeowner to apply for an Orange County building permit.

 

 

Orange County Kitchen Renovations That Require an Architect or Structural Engineer

Orange County kitchen renovations require an architect or structural engineer when the remodel interferes with a load bearing wall or shear wall. Pasadena remodeling contractors should be aware of this. Most kitchen contractors in Orange County have an architect or structural engineer that they work with for their Orange County remodeling projects.

 

 

Orange County Kitchen Remodeling Projects Get Red Flagged

Orange County will red flag (halt) kitchen remodeling or kitchen renovations that are un-permitted or do not adhere to applicable Orange County building codes. Orange County remodeling contractors should check with the city of Pasadena to ensure that they are following Orange County remodeling standards and have the proper permits and contractor’s license.

 

 

Orange County Kitchen Renovation Ideas

Considering an Orange County kitchen remodel, or even a small kitchen renovation? Google Orange County kitchen designers and see if any have a kitchen design showroom near you. Most big box stores in Orange County have kitchen remodel displays but they are often unimaginative. A professional Orange County kitchen designer can help you discover what kind of kitchen remodel you can expect for your budget.

 

 

Orange County Kitchen Remodels and Cabinets

Kitchen remodels in Orange County frequently include new cabinets. Orange County contractors either make their own cabinets or buy them from manufacturers. Either way, the price of a Pasadena kitchen renovation is heavily influenced by the cost of the cabinets. The other items that make kitchen remodels expensive are the flooring, countertop and appliances.