Prep For Your Remodel
What you need to do before we arrive
- Empty out rooms that will be affected during the project work. Make sure to empty out all kitchen or bathroom cabinets; remove any and all personal items, dishes, pots, pans, glasses, small appliances
- Make sure your pets are secured. We will be in and out of your home during this process, we don’t want your pets to get out or injure themselves or our workers. If they are afraid of strangers, make sure they are safely put away or at daycare.
- Order all the parts and pieces & make sure they are on the jobsite before we begin. Make sure any appliances, cabinets, plumbing fixtures, tile, flooring, light fixtures are purchased and onsite before we arrive. (We understand that cabinets are not always delivered before we start, but we do need a firm arrival date before we can schedule your project.) By having everything onsite before we start, it will make the job flow much more smoothly.
- We will make a mess. When we are doing demolition, we will take precautions to protect floors/carpet, hang zip walls to contain dust and keep the mess to a minimum. Some days it will seem like a bomb went off, but we will keep a tidy jobsite. Please keep personal items out of the work area to avoid damage.
- Remodels take time. DIY shows on TV show a 4-6 week remodel in a ½ hour. They don’t always show the issues that come up, or that you will be tired of cooking in the microwave. Also, these shows do not show the inspection process by the city or county. Please take into account that our schedule is padded for these events, but sometimes an inspector will surprise all of us with random requests.
- Keep communication open. If there is something you want to change, or undisclosed issues that must be addressed, let us know, as we will let you know. We all want the best job outcome and that includes open honest communication. All change orders will be written up, signed, and dated before work or the change is done. This is to ensure we are all on the same page, that the work specified can fit into the schedule, and that the costs associated with the additional work are known and accepted.