If you’ve ever remodeled any portion of your home, you may have run into some issues. Whether the remodeling contractors did a poor job, the project was over budget or the remodel took too long, there are countless horror stories out there. Thankfully, there are some things you can do as a homeowner to make sure kitchen remodeling in Tyler, TX goes off without a hitch:
- Make a solid plan: Just like most things in life, having a good plan for your kitchen remodel helps the process flow smoothly. A plan helps cut back on costs and ensures that your kitchen is completed on time. In fact, the National Kitchen and Bath Association recommends that you spend at least 6 months planning your kitchen remodel before contractors even set foot in your door! Be sure to consider foot traffic patterns in your new design. Workspaces need to be at least 42 inches wide for one cook, and 48 inches wide for multiple cooks. Be sure to choose your new fixtures and appliances before calling a contractor. Knowing exactly what you want can save time and will help the contractor give you a more accurate bid.
- Keep the same footprint: Assuming you’re trying to keep costs as low as possible during this remodel, be sure to keep the same “footprint” in your kitchen. The footprint refers to the location of your plumbing and electrical outlets, as well as your walls. Knocking down walls and rearranging your pipes and electrical wiring can drive up your costs very quickly. In addition, keeping appliances and walls where they are cuts back on the amount of dust and debris flying through the air. It’s a win-win!
- Communication is key: Nothing slows a project down faster and creates more frustration than a lack of communication between the homeowner and the contractor. Set house rules on day one of construction. Don’t be afraid to let the contractors know which bathrooms they can use, how loudly they can play music and where they can park when they’re at your home. Whether it’s in person or via phone or email, check in with the head of the remodel throughout the project to get a sense of how everything is going. It also never hurts to show a little hospitality while the construction crew is at your house. Every contractor loves a refreshing cup of lemonade from time to time.
- Quality matters: The final thing to remember when it comes to kitchen remodeling in Tyler, TX is that quality counts. From the contractor you hire for the job to the new appliances you buy at the store, you want to be sure you have the best. It can be tempting to skimp on costs here and there, but cheaper appliances usually mean lower quality goods. The last thing you want to deal with is replacing your new fridge every few years because you decided to save a few dollars at the store.
When you’re ready for a new kitchen, give Canfield Construction Management a call. Our professionals are standing by to speak with you about how we can meet all of your kitchen remodeling needs.
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