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Questions to Ask Your Contractor Before Renovating Your Kitchen
July 2, 2020

Upgrading your kitchen space can breathe a much-needed breath of fresh air into your living space. Whether the design of your kitchen is outdated or the layout is no longer working, renovating it is a great way to build your dream kitchen one element at a time.

Renovations are a big job and you’ll need to enlist the services of a transparent and reliable contractor before work commences. It’s important to ask them some questions before they begin work in your home so that you’re aware of the process and how the renovations will impact your daily routine. Here are 3 questions you should ask your renovation consultant.

How Long Will The Project Take To Complete?

While some kitchen projects may extend a few days past the expected completion date, your kitchen contractor should be able to give you a rough estimate as to how long the entire project will take to finish. You may want to ask them how many other projects they’re working on at the current time, how they are prepared to deal with unexpected delays, and if they plan on conducting a routine home inspection before they start tearing away at your kitchen. It would be wise to ask if they can provide you with a weekly schedule of their working hours so that you can organize your schedule accordingly.

Will The Kitchen Be Usable Throughout the Renovation?

Kitchen renovations can take multiple weeks to months to complete, depending on the size and customization of the job. Understandably, life doesn’t stop just because you decided to redesign your kitchen. Therefore, it’s important to ask your contractor if your kitchen will be usable throughout the renovation process.
During the renovation, certain areas of your kitchen may be blocked off, preventing you from using certain fixtures and appliances. Before you sign a contract with a kitchen renovation company, make sure that you ask for transparent working hours, so that you can make your meals ahead of time to avoid interrupting the construction process.

Will Someone Be Here Every Day?

Another important question that you may want to ask before work begins is, “will there be a worker present every day?” Contractors often have multiple jobs happening at the same time, so it may be tough for them to guarantee that a worker will be able to show up every day. However, this will give you a good idea of what kind of schedule you can expect from your contractor. Furthermore, you might want to ask if the same people will be working on your home each day and if your project will have a designated project supervisor.
Protect yourself and your kitchen by asking these important questions. For more information, contact Troico today!