How do I prepare for my kitchen remodel?

Once you have done the research and made the commitment on who will be a good fit to guide you through your kitchen remodel. Now comes preparing for having everyone into your home.

Making improvements is an exciting event, but soon you will probably feel like you cannot wait to have the project done and the crews gone. Here are some ways you can prepare for your upcoming kitchen remodel.

  • Reread the scope of work before the project starts. Now is the time to go over any questions or details you need elaborated.
  • Think about how will the crew gain access to the house? Before the project starts let them know what you prefer. Plan to remove the personal items from the work area. You should clean all the food out of the cabinets. But do not plan to be moving stuff the day that work begins, plan to do it before the crew arrives.
  • Work with the crew to arrange your deliveries so that the crew can coordinate the schedule and the new items don’t interfere with the project and aren’t put in a place where they might get damaged while work is completed.
  • You may decide that you want to make changes or additions to the project, which is normal, but know that in most cases changes do disrupt the flow of the project unless they are made well in advance.
  • Try and make you selections as early as possible to make sure that everything can be ordered timely. You should always look at the products when they are delivered on site to make sure they are what you thought you ordered.
  • Be cautious of where you make selections from. We have found that big box stores rarely have enough material in stock for a whole project, and then you will have to try and track down enough pieces at the various stores. It often come cracked, chipped, or broken, and the sizes or coloring is not always uniform. It can cost you way more money to choose something from one of the box stores than you ever initially intended it to.
  • Please make sure you keep your children and pets out of the workspace as it may not be safe.
  • During your project please be sure not to try out the fixtures until you are given the go ahead. Often during rough plumbing, the fixtures are set in place but not completely hooked up. Trying to use them before they are all set may result in water and other plumbing issues, or your space may become flooded.  
  •  At the end of the project you will mostly likely have a Punch-List of items that you want to make sure are taken care of. Keep your list and as you approach the end of the project let the crew know what on the list that has not yet been done.  
  • Remodeling is not the same as new construction. Sometimes problems or items that can not control such as existing conditions, floor framing, walls etc.. will be found. If your existing walls are out of square that may cause countertops and backsplashes to not fit perfectly square into an opening. Crews should do everything possible to make the finished project look as good as possible but unless your contract calls for rebuilding existing conditions matching up to old work might not look like new construction.  

Our team has been working with families like yours for over 60 years. And it is important to use that everyone works together to create the best possible remodeling experience. We never want to see someone regret the choice they made because they did not have all their options. If you have questions about your home improvement project or would like more information Contact Almar: (781-826-2577) and watch our videos:

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 Almar Building & Remodeling Co (Hanover Ma). As a third-generation family owned and operated company for over 60 years Almar Building has all the benefits of a small company with the options of a larger company. From Additions, Kitchens, Bathroom, Basement Renovations, Siding, Windows, to Doors Almar services the entire South Shore of Massachusetts including: Hanover, Hingham, Pembroke, Norwell, Scituate, Cohasset, Duxbury, Hanson, Abington, Rockland, Braintree, Weymouth, Milton, and many more towns. How do I prepare for my kitchen remodel?  

Craig Guido

With 20 years of remodeling experience both in the field and working in collaboration with homeowners to develop remodeling projects designed to fit your lifestyle.