A kitchen remodel is an excellent way to improve your space and add value to your home. A professional design and build team can help you come up with a design that meets your needs. However, you should also be prepared for any of the following surprises when planning your remodel.
Asbestos is a harmful building material that has been banned. If your home was built decades ago, you must have it checked for asbestos so that experts can remove it before starting your kitchen remodel. Ideally, asbestos testing should be done before you start planning your remodel so that you can allot a budget for asbestos removal.
If your kitchen remodeling contractors discover any structural issues, they will need to prioritize and address these problems before beginning the renovation. This might require you to reallocate funds to fix cracks, crooked door jambs, broken floors and others.
Good plumbing ensures zero flooding and functional sinks and faucets. Ideally, it’s best to hire plumbers to check the existing plumbing. Your renovators may ask plumbers to adjust and update the existing plumbing for your new kitchen design or to fix any water damage they may have discovered.
Termites eat away at the kitchen’s wooden components. That said, you’ll want professionals to get rid of termite nests. Hire exterminators to find the nest and remove them. Prevent further termite infestations by replacing components with water damage.
Your kitchen contractor will follow the final design you’ve laid out together. Avoid delaying and adding project costs by making unplanned requests or sudden changes. Detail everything you want for the layout during the planning phase.
Are you planning your next kitchen or home remodel? Reliable Remodeling has a great selection of designs and a professional team of builders and project managers to implement them. Call us at (205) 988-9194, or fill out this contact form to request a quote.