Remodeling your kitchen or bath can be a huge undertaking that can easily spiral out of control if not managed properly, and a little preparation can make all the difference in the world.
At David Waller Interiors, we thought it might be nice to offer a quick list of things you can do to help you avoid the headache of a remodel that's spun out of control. Here is a list of three things you can do to make sure your kitchen and bath remodel go as smoothly as possible.
1. Be Honest and Realistic About Your Budget
Your budget is a hugely important aspect of your remodel. Being up front with your remodeler allows them to accurately make important decisions about your choice of materials, and which aspects of the remodel need to be prioritized over others.
An experienced contractor should be well versed in how to work within budgets of all sizes, and should be able to make suggestions that will save money in certain areas.
If they know what needs to be done and how much money there is to do it all, they should be able to make suggestions as to what you can spend less money on, and what you absolutely cannot skimp on.
2. Hire a Licensed and Insured Contractor
This is one of the most important steps you can take to avoid some very serious problems down the road. If anything goes wrong, you want to make sure that you are shielded from any sort of legal problems that may arise as the result of worker injury or a botched job.
Always be sure to know whether your contractor is licensed and insured for the work they are doing. If you ask your contractor about this and they become evasive, or try to tell you that it's not a big deal, find a new contractor.
3. Be Prepared!
Your kitchen and bath remodel are going to be disruptive to your household; there are no two ways about it. However, you can minimize this disruption by laying down a little groundwork, both mentally and environmentally.
Clear the area to be worked on, so the workers have an area for tool storage and be sure to seal off the area to avoid as much dust and debris escaping into the rest of the house as possible.
If you plan on remaining in the home throughout the remodel, mentally prepare yourself for a lot of noise and the inability to use the room in question. The remodel will be disruptive, there's no way to get around that, but being honest with yourself and preparing mentally for the inconvenience ahead of time, will do much to mitigate your annoyance with the disruption.
Remember, you're going to have a beautiful new space at the end of it all. A little bother in the meantime is simply the price of admission; the show is well worth the ticket price.
With just a little bit of forethought and realistic thinking about the project, you should be able to minimize the headache of your kitchen and bath remodel and be well on your way to enjoying your beautiful new space in no time. Hopefully, these tips will help you get there! And remember, David Waller Interiors in Port Orange, FL is here to help you; every step of the way.