A remodeled kitchen is a great investment in your home but it can feel quite a bit more complicated than it looks on those HGTV shows. So many decisions have to be made within a short amount of time, and the first one is what type of company you want to work with.

We reached out to our friends at Rimrock Cabinet Co. for advice on what factors to consider when choosing a local company versus a big box store:

1) What kind of selection do they offer? When you're tackling a big project, it's nice to work with a company that not only carries a wide variety of flooring, countertops, tile, backsplashes and cabinetry but has experience working with the variety, too. Even if a box store has the ability to order finishes and designs not available in the store, do their clerks have any experience with how they look after they are installed?

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2) How much experience do they have with design and installation? Pricing is important but when you're committing the time and money to a remodel, you want to make sure the end results are gorgeous — and add to the value of your home. Rimrock Cabinet Co.'s team has years of combined experience in homes in our area. Not only are they committed to helping you design the best kitchen possible within your budget, but they are truly all part of the same team. They guarantee that your kitchen will be installed right, on time and on budget.

3) What examples of previous work can they show you? Not only can a rich, varied portfolio inspire your design decisions, it can show you the level of experience the company has, both in design and installation. (See some of Rimrock Cabinetry Co.'s portfolio online here.)

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4) What kind of attention to detail do they bring to the job? During your consultation, you should be able to get a feel for whether the company's culture values attention to detail —which, of course, is important for measuring cabinets and countertops and design and installation in general.

If you're ready to learn more about Rimrock Cabinet Co. and their design and installation process, visit rimrockcabinet.com. You also can call 406-651-8109 to schedule a free consultation.