KNOW EACH PHASE OF THE PROJECT
Work closely with your designer, always know the timing and duration of each phase of the project. During some phases, the remodeled room may be out of commission, plan a workaround.
Tear out, or demolition, is a process that can be handled in one of two ways: 1) if you are qualified to tear out a room and dispose of the waste, then this could be an opportunity to cut costs and act as your own remodeling contractor; or 2) allow your designer or remodeling contractor to complete this part of the job.
Inspect your cabinets as the driver removes them from the truck. Take care to inspect each carton for damage. Use the shipping tally provided by the driver to check off items as they are unloaded to verify that all items are received. Cartons showing signs of damage should be opened and the contents inspected at time of delivery. Note any issues on the Bill of Lading.
Installation is a great phase; the transformation starts to come into focus. And, it’s a signal that the end of the remodeling process is near. Most families find themselves with a renewed sense of purpose and motivation as more elements are installed, particularly the cabinets. We welcome you to share your remodeling story on the Medallion Facebook page.
Tips to Smooth the Way
Prepare to have your routine interrupted. Your kitchen or bath in shambles, strangers in your home and perhaps a dumpster in your driveway are not easy changes to prepare for, but talk about it as a family and remind everyone of the transformational room that awaits them all post-remodel.
Have a Back-up Plan for Meals
Plan on eating out while your old kitchen is being torn out and your new kitchen is being installed. Prepare by scouting for local restaurants and diners online.
Remember Your Pets
Pets may be upset by all the noise and disruption to the household; some pets do better visiting a friend during the demolition and installation parts of the project.