Getting ready to embark on an exciting home improvement project? What… not so excited? If you’re feeling a little anxious, stressed, or overwhelmed, our best advice is to breathe! When you choose the right contractor, the process will be as smooth and streamlined as possible. Pro tip #2 is to know what to expect as you move forward. This can help alleviate concerns – and ensure that the “unexpected” isn’t quite so unexpected after all.
So, what do you need to know before a bathroom or kitchen remodel to reduce stress and uncertainty?
These are all issues that your contractor should discuss with you. When you have a solid idea of what to know before you remodel, you can proceed with confidence (and a good ballpark estimate!).
You should also keep in mind that the process of actually remodeling your home can be a bit of an emotional roller coaster.
A kitchen or bathroom remodel is more than a project; it’s an opportunity to transform your home and implement the details – large and small – that will make you fall in love with it all over again. But it can also be trying, and homeowners experience a rollercoaster of emotions.
The “highs” are usually hit during the design phase and when you can see the work being completed: walls knocked down here, framing put up there. The “lows” may be frustration when work seems to slow (this is when the cement is curing, the mud is drying, and the contractor is communicating with inspectors), or when you’re just sick of having people, no matter how tidy and respectful, in your house!
The twists and turns of change orders, estimates, and project timelines can also get your heart racing. Again, though, when you find the right contractor, the roller coaster goes from “Tower of Terror” to “It’s a Small World.”
Our team is ready to help you love where you live. Contact ACo for a free design consultation and let’s get started.