East Tennessee Home Remodel
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Know What You’re Getting Into
Sure, remodeling is exciting. But there’s also a lot of frustration as you encounter unexpected snags, delays, and the inevitable inconveniences that come from living in a construction zone. You’ll handle the lows better if you know they’re coming. A reputable remodeler will condition your expectations before a project begins.
Create a Temporary Kitchen
Speaking of lows, it can’t get much worse than living without a kitchen for weeks on end. Minimize inconvenience by setting up a temporary kitchen away from the construction area. Include a refrigerator and microwave oven, so you can continue to make light meals at home. The dining room, family room, or other adjacent area is likely the best candidate for this role.
Pack Away Your Valuables
“A remodeling project is going to affect every room in the house,” says A. J. Paron-Wildes, general manager of DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen in St. Louis Park, Minnesota. “The homeowners need to take down pictures, move vases, and pack away valuables before work begins.” While you’re at it, take steps to protect your immovable fixtures, including built-in cabinets and chandeliers. Have flooring covered with cardboard sheets if it needs to stay in good condition.
Remodelers can do some amazing things, but they can’t read minds. “Let the company supervisor or project lead person know if anything is unsatisfactory so they can deal with the issue,” says Jeff Hurst, a Certified Remodeler (CR) and president of Hurst Total Home, Inc., in Kettering, Ohio. “The contractor may not be aware that something is not OK with the owner.” Before you start a project, you and your contractor should exchange phone numbers for calling or texting as well as email addresses. Keep in mind that you’re probably not the contractor’s only client, so they may not return calls and emails within minutes.