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How to live at home with your new roommate, the remodeler

Warning: Your new roommate is going to wake up early, be a bit loud and, if you’re not careful, could make quite a dust storm. 

Are you ready for your home to become a construction zone during your remodeling project? If not, here are some points to review with your contractor – timeline, schedule, logistics and dust control – before you give up your peace and quiet for quite a while.

Timeline:Ask about timing for major milestones in the project, so you can measure the contractor’s progress. You could update this with regular, informal check-ins.

Schedule: When will the contractor arrive, and leave? What considerations – such as piano lessons, a party or a vacation – do you need to discuss that might affect the contractor’s schedule?

Logistics:Think about everything from where the contractor can park to how careful he/she has to be about the placement of tools (because of small children and pets). 

Dust control:This is the No. 1 threat to livability for homeowners. That’s why you need to insist on a “clean” contractor that will talk to you about his/her dust control plan right away, well before you begin your project. These contractors will use the latest technology, such as the BuildClean Dust Control System, to virtually eliminate worksite dust. 

As a homeowner, you know you’ll need to adjust your life during a major remodeling project. Look for a contractor who address your concerns and ensure your family’s livability during the project.

 

New Kitchen Construction and Color Trends in 2016

New Kitchen Construction and Color Trends in 2016

New kitchens tend to have granite countertops, raised panel wood cabinets, and come with a standard set of appliances, such as cooktops & ranges, microwaves, dishwashers and garbage disposals. New kitchens also have white, multi-colored, or wood-based color themes, and are complemented by “stainless steel” appliances.