Remodeling your kitchen is one of the projects in your home that can add value to it. Before you start the project though, you need to work with your contractor to create a plan that will result in the desired effect. Here are some questions that you need to consider before and during your discussions with your contractor.
When Will the Materials Arrive?
Many home improvement projects are delayed because of materials that are not readily available. If you are opting for custom items, such as kitchen cabinets, the time needed to order and receive those items could be weeks. If they have not been delivered by the installation date, the contractor could be forced to move onto his or her next project until the items arrive.
To keep your project on track, find out the projected delivery dates for the items needed. You and your contractor can then select a start date to coincide with the arrival of those items to avoid delays.
Where Will Materials Be Stored?
As the items arrive for your kitchen remodel, you need to have a safe and secure area to store them. Not only will the storage area be used before the project is started, but likely will be used by the contractor and other workers as a staging area.
One of the best places to store remodeling materials is the garage. If your garage is not weatherproof, take the time to prepare the area before the materials arrive. For instance, the addition of weather stripping to the bottom of your door can help to keep moisture out of the garage.
Do You Need to Involve Your Homeowner's Association?
Depending on the rules of the homeowner's association community in which you live, some parts of the renovation might be limited. For instance, the HOA could have rules about the hours that the contractor and workers can work. If there are restrictions, you need to know so that your contractor can plan to be available during the allowed hours.
In addition to this, you need to find out if there are restrictions on what you can do to your home. For instance, if you are planning to change out the windows in your kitchen, the HOA might have restrictions on which windows you can use.
An experienced contractor can help you properly prepare for your kitchen's renovation. Start working with him a couple of months in advance to guarantee your home is ready on the first day. For more information, contact local professionals like those found at Albrecht & Son LLC.