• Why You Need Expert Design/Remodeling Services: Avoiding Construction Woes

    Why You Need Expert Design/Remodeling Services: Avoiding Construction Woes

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    February 24, 2017

    Sometimes you’re going to run into remodeling and construction issues.

    They happen for a number of reasons such as hiring the wrong contractor/workers, material availability, budget constraints, overages, and even weather to name a few.

    Seeing as remodeling challenges are likely going to be a part of the process, you need to understand how to deal with them.

    HIRE THE RIGHT CONTRACTOR

    Home remodeling is big business, encompassing a lot of companies.  Some are excellent and some are far from impressive.

    So first and foremost, make sure you hire the best contractor possible.

    No matter what you need to remodel your kitchen or bathroom, the Edge showroom is here to help.

    If you need a great contractor, look no further than the Edge showroom.  When you design your new kitchen or bathroom with our designers — they’ll guide you to the perfect contractor for your project.

    To set up an appointment with one of our Edge Kitchen and Bath Designers, simply click here.

    If you decide to attempt to do this on your own, remember that some of the problems that occur during remodeling are out of your contractor’s control.

    Contractors typically have little, if any say, over what materials their suppliers keep in stock.  They also have no control over employee sickness or weather issues.

    Now on another note — you do have the right to great service and excellent results for your money.

    Good contractors like the ones we supply will want you to be happy with their work, as they want you to spread the word.

    IF THINGS GO AMISS

    So if something seems to be (or goes) amiss, simply bring it to the contractor’s attention.  A good contractor will be happy to work everything out and make sure everything is to your satisfaction. A less than impressive contractor may require a different approach depending on the severity of the issue.  Sometimes it even goes as far as a legal battle.  Thankfully not very often.

    COMMUNICATE WITH YOUR CONTRACTOR 

    The top tool for minimizing and solving remodeling challenges, is frequent and direct communication.  Make sure someone is onsite that you’re comfortable talking with.  And talk with them daily.

    When your project begins, set up regular meeting times to discuss the day’s progress, timelines, setbacks, changes, delays, or anything else needing a discussion.

    Daily meetings provide a forum for airing grievances, as well as a time for your contractor to explain any delays or mistakes in the project.  They’ll also have a chance to let you know how they plan to get things back on track.

    And of course, if you’re happy with the project, let them know that as well.

    By communicating with your contractor regularly, you’ll both have a much better understanding of each other, as well as what it takes to complete the project successfully.

    Feel free to stop into Builder Supply Outlet or the Edge Showroom with any home improvement questions you may have regarding remodeling, construction, contractors, designing/installing a new kitchen or bathroom — or anything else.  We can help you through the entire design and remodeling process from A-Z.  Or call us anytime in Broadview, IL at 1-708-343-3900 or in Orland Park, IL at 1-844-876-3343.

    You can also make an appointment to meet with one of our Edge Kitchen and Bathroom designers at no charge by clicking here.