According to a 2013 study from Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies, kitchen renovation is a 30-billion-dollar business, With this much at stake, there are a lot of factors that need to be considered. When all things are said and done, issues tend to be unavoidable, particularly with scheduling.
Clients Vs. Contractors
In a recent survey of kitchen renovation contractors, about a third admit that projects tend to last longer than planned. However, they also add that 60% of the time, clients can be at fault, with the biggest reason for delays being changed minds right in the middle of construction.
Add that to other factors such as handling permits, issues with materials and unforeseen problems such as discovering previously unknown structural damage and you’ll have a recipe for disaster.
Kitchen renovation contractors will always recommend thorough planning before undergoing a remodeling project. This means that having a vague idea of what you want and what you expect to happen is not enough. A detailed and thought-out plan will save you plenty of headaches in the future.
Sometimes, there are problems applying for all the necessary permits. Many kitchen remodelers will secure all paperwork for their clients but technically, this is the homeowner’s responsibility. Clear up this little bump in the road right away and you can help save time on your project.
Imagine having the remodeling crew in your home, fully ready to begin the job and all of a sudden they discover a critically damaged part of a load-bearing wall that must be addressed before any construction is attempted. Yes, this is a nightmare, but an avoidable one at that. Scheduling for an inspection before construction can save you the surprise trouble brought about by undiscovered cracks in your home’s foundations.
These tips may not guarantee a speedy finish to your newly renovated kitchen, but they will certainly get rid of the common causes of delay. Turn to Advantage Contracting, one of the leading kitchen renovation companies in the area. Call us today at (862) 292-0003 and experience a thorough handling of any remodeling project. Our services are available in Wayne, Wycoff and Kinnelon, NJ.