A kitchen renovation is a gateway project with the ability to change the entire feel and function of your home.
Many family activities occur in the kitchen, so a kitchen renovation, whether it’s updating fixtures, creating a new footprint or catering to a variety of new activities, will change how you live in your home.
Thinking Outside The Kitchen Renovation “Box”
Thinking “outside the box” when considering a kitchen renovation can be a literal thing to do, not a figurative thing. For example, adding additional room to your home as part of a kitchen renovation can be a great starting point. Continue reading
The right remodeling contractor working on your renovation can be the difference between an adequate project or a great result which you will appreciate for years.
When choosing a remodeling contractor to head up your project, starting the process with a few basic steps can make a huge difference and give you peace of mind throughout the entire process. Consider the following –
A successful remodeling contractor will tell you their largest source of new business is word-of-mouth. Ask family, friends and neighbors about with whom they’ve had good experiences. Find out what made the experience positive. Ask how the contractor handled problems. Ask if they would use the contractor again. These questions will give you great insight. Continue reading
When planning a remodel of any type, a steady-as-you-go process will get the best results for your home, your budget and sanity. Remodeling projects nearly always have many moving parts including contractor schedules, material deliveries, surprises behind the walls and even the homeowner’s schedule or needs.
By definition, a remodel is organized chaos. As a result, getting something done “NOW” can be a recipe for disaster.
Let’s face it, you ARE tearing apart (or open) a major part of your home. The place you live. Continue reading
The outcome of a remodeling project can often be predicted by how well the homeowner does their planning – planning done before a remodeling contractor is even selected for the project.
Why, you ask?
Because remodel projects tend to run more smoothly for a “good” customer.
Look at it this way. Your remodeling contractor can plan for the materials needed, schedule subcontractors and manage the remodel or addition based on what they can control. A good customer will do their best to not change things in mid project, allowing the plan to unfold with few or no adjustments. In these conditions, your project will be completed on time and within budget. But what exactly makes a good remodeling customer? Continue reading