Demo is complete and now the build back is going on for the kitchen remodel at Project Haversack. Go here to see where we've been and where we're going with this project.
ARE YOU THINKING WHAT I'M THINKING?
Have you ever seen such clean and tidy job site? How refreshing not to have to walk over debris and fast food wrappers during onsite visits! When things on the job site are kept this tight, you know that corners aren't being cut and great care is going into the project.
Having lived though many remodels myself, I know what its like to come home after a long day of work, or running the kids around excited to see what progress was made on the project, and then feeling irritated and yes, even a little mad that the crew wasn't courteous enough to take their soda cans and trash with them.
CHOOSING A GENERAL CONTRACTOR
Hiring a reputable general contractor is extremely important with both new builds and remodels. The way they run their job sites though becomes even more important in a remodel or renovation. If you stay in the home while the work is being done then suddenly you're sharing the house with the contractor and their crew.
When choosing a general for your project the best place to start is to ask friends, family and co-workers who they've used on their projects. Did they like them? Would they recommend them? Is there anything they would handle differently going into a project?
If a clean job site is important to you then be sure to ask questions before demo begins, that way you know what to expect.
HERE'S A GUIDE...
THE TAKE AWAY
- Job sites don't have to be a junky mess. Ask all the right questions to your contractor before the work begins so you know what you can expect from them and their subs. It's always easier to stop a problem from happening then trying to correct something thats gone awry.
- If you're staying in the house during the remodel, it becomes even more critical that the job site is cleaned daily and kept tidy. No one wants to come home to piles of rubbish and spilled soda.
- The best way to choose a contractor is by referral. Ask around to see who your friends, family and co-workers used on their projects.
I have had the privilege of working with many talented, hardworking contractors and sub-contractors over the years. Without them I wouldn't be able to do what I do. So kudos to all of them! For this post hats-off to Dave Greenetz Construction and crew for running such a tight ship and delivering excellence!
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