Planning to Remodel? Things You Should Do Before the Contractors Arrive

A remodeling project can bring excitement and nervousness all at the same time. You want things to go smoothly but may feel as though that’s out of your hands. Even so, there are a few things you can do to provide the best possible experience. Here’s a handy checklist that will ensure you are ready for upgrades.


Evaluate the Outside

Are you ready for contractors to start rolling in? If possible, you’ll want to provide a parking spot that makes it easy to load and unload materials without bringing too much mud or dirt in. While that isn’t always practical, reserving the best spot possible will save time and help avoid unnecessary cleanups.


Aside from parking, there are other needs to consider as well. For example, some renovation projects may require a construction dumpster. In addition, jobs such as mixing paint and ripping boards may be easier to perform outside. As such, you should provide access to outdoor work areas that could be utilized if needed (weather permitting, of course).


Clear a Path Inside

While evaluating your parking, you’ve probably come up with a clearer idea as to how materials will flow. Now, you will need to make sure there is clear access inside your home. This may mean that certain furnishings or even wall hangings will need to be temporarily relocated elsewhere.


Additionally, the room you’re remodeling should be as clutter-free as possible. If you are revamping a kitchen, you may need to remove small appliances or breakable items. This will give contractors as much room as possible to work in while safeguarding your valuable possessions. And if you have computers or other electronics in the vicinity, you may also want to cover or move them.


Plan for Potential Losses of Use

Larger renovations could render certain areas of your home less functional. Consequently, you’ll need to decide how to handle any temporary reductions in use. You may need to rethink meal preparation, bathroom usage, or even sleeping arrangements until the project is fully completed.


Your usual routine might be somewhat disrupted, so don’t be too hard on yourself during this time. It’s okay to eat out while your kitchen is being remodeled or say no to having friends over. These changes are only temporary anyway, and the sacrifice will be well worth it in the long run.


Set Reasonable Expectations

Once your project begins, a sense of eagerness will inevitably set in. This leaves you anxious to enjoy your new project and stressed out if the timeline doesn’t work out quite like you had anticipated.


At T&K Contractors, we do our best to stay within agreed-upon deadlines. Even so, supply chain issues, weather events, and other circumstances beyond our control can sometimes delay things a bit. So we always ask our customers to prepare themselves for the unlikely event that things won’t exactly go according to schedule.

Start by Finding the Right Contractor

The key to any successful remodeling project is finding the perfect contractor. Doing so will eliminate concerns during renovation and ensure you are well satisfied with the results. You can’t go wrong by choosing someone with the right experience and reputation.


The ideal firm provides attention to detail, quality workmanship, and a dedication to customer service. Here at T&K Contractors, these are all things that we are fully committed to. Your home is your most prized possession, so you should not trust it to just anyone. Contact us to set up a consultation today.