Your kitchen is going to be renovated, and envisioning its beauty upon completion sends you over the moon with joy. But as with all major undertakings, preparation is the key to success. And because it’s your kitchen, you are, for the most part, the head foreman. Your responsibilities include ensuring that all aspects of the project run smoothly. Sounds kind of intimidating, right?
But fear not! All of us who work at Valley Design Center know the remodeling business inside and out, from start to finish. We go beyond the call of duty to help our customers decide on their dream designs, assist them in making product choices and guide them to the end.
Use these “take-charge tips” that will relieve you of some of the snafus that may accompany your kitchen’s reconstruction.
A renovation is so much easier when you keep lists. The inventory of things your contractor will require tops, well, the list. Is your faucet and sink order all lined up? Are the deliveries of all your new appliances on track? Helping the contractor stay on schedule will behoove both of you and stave off last-minute commotion.
Confirm everyone’s expectations. “Everyone” means you, the contractor and any other professionals involved in the project. Verifying and agreeing with each person’s expectations will prevent unwanted surprises and distress. As your project progresses, schedule recurrent phone or in-person meetings with all involved to touch base.
Give your neighbors the courtesy of letting them know in advance that your home will be undergoing a project that will involve construction crews and delivery trucks. Also tell them to alert you right away if they have any concerns during the project, such as noise, debris and street impediments. Convey to all workers that it’s important that they be respectful of your neighbors in word and deed.
Due to close quarters, all of the above is especially important if you live in an apartment building. Check with the building’s manager regarding the hours and days when construction is allowed. Many buildings, especially co-ops, require that all construction projects be approved by their boards, and that all workers show proof of professional trade licenses and insurance.
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By Valley Design Center
June 29, 2022