Every kitchen remodeling project requires trades off between three main aspects, which are: cost, quality, and schedule.
Managing these trade off is a combined effort between you, your designer (assuming you’re working with one), and y0ur contractor.
Your kitchen remodeling project is not something to take lightly.
Remodeling a kitchen is a significant effort, and as prior construction is being modified, issues WILL be found where decisions need to be made. The quicker the decision is made, the better chance you have of the project staying on schedule.
Mitigating delays caused by finding things that require decisions is made easier when two things are discussed and figured out up front
The Chain of Communication
Who talks to who when decisions need to made should be defined up front, and it’s important not to ever go around what you’ve defined.
Someone within the household needs to be the primary contact for the homeowners. Some ONE. Someone within the construction crew must do the same for the contractor. Those people need to know what decisions they can make without consulting others (spouses, bosses, etc) and the other people (the spouses, bosses, etc) must understand for what decisions they will be called in.
What is In Scope and What is Out of Scope
There must also be an agreement between the contractor and the homeowner as to what changes are included in the bid price and what is above and beyond and requires a change order.
These protocols may sound excessive for a “simple” remodeling project, but they’re not. In general, remodeling projects are never as simple as we wish, and this is due to the fact that in every remodeling project, as the project proceeds, we encounter things we did not expect.
If you could use some help with your kitchen remodel, contact us now. We are experts at kitchen remodeling and we are here to help.