There are many details to consider when remodeling your kitchen. It’s easy to overlook something or make a mistake as a Kitchen is one of the most important rooms and considered the heart of the house. Here are the common mistakes we always find when remodeling a kitchen and how to avoid them.
1. Don’t expect the project to run smoothly. A helpful advice when preparing for a kitchen remodel is to overestimate the time that was originally set out to be. You should always be prepared for unexpected problems like a cracked countertop that needs to be ordered again and may take another week to deliver. A good contractor should let you know what the problem is and offer solutions to get the project back on track as soon as possible.
2. Get used to living without a kitchen for a while. Be prepared not being able to utilize your kitchen for a while. We recommend building a temporary station outside the kitchen like a garage or utility room (ideally someplace with a sink). Buy disposable plates and utensils to save you from washing up and start preparing food ahead of time.
3. Not ordering your appliances on time. Before setting out a date for a kitchen remodel, research appliances and find out how long the delivery will take. If the project is not planned properly, you may come across a kitchen half empty which can be stressful. Make sure the measurements are correct to avoid any misaligned disaster!
4. Don’t pay for the entire project until the entire kitchen is completed. Most of the contractors will ask for you to pay a certain amount in order to get started with the project and order products they may need for your custom kitchen. If you feel you do not fully trust your contractor is advisable to move on to the next. You should always feel comfortable with the contractor who is about to spend 6-8 weeks in your home.
5. Don’t be cheap. We understand that everyone has a budget in mind and they want to make sure they don’t overspend. In some places, less-expensive options may be a good choice like appliances, but buying cheap materials won’t last you a long time and it could cost you more in the long run. It is simply not worth it and you should see it as a long-term investment.
Choosing the right contractor is not easy but with research and a free consultation, should make you feel more at ease. At Ipswich Bay Builders, we have been in the industry for 19 years, we can safely say that you are in safe hands. Please feel free to contact us and share your concerns and we will make sure we have the right answer that you are looking for. Contact us at 978 356-5050