Remodeling a kitchen can be time consuming and nerve wracking especially for the person who is an avid foodie or an avowed neat freak. Of course, once it is all completed and the last bit of construction dust is swept away, it will be a beautiful room just ready to be filled with the smells of delicious foods and the sounds of happy people. One of the greatest ways to upgrade and bring a kitchen back to life is with custom cabinets that are built and installed by a cabinet contractor. And while the project may seem like a huge one, there are ways to lessen the time it will take for the project to be completed.
Here are tips to make your custom cabinet installation project a little easier:
Before the project starts:
- Sit down and discuss the entire project with the contractor, including how long it will realistically take to complete.
- Get an estimate on price as well as giving second or third choices on materials to prevent needless delays if your first choice is not available.
- Remove everything from the old cabinets. Take down all art work and clear out the kitchen as much as possible.
- Find out if you are responsible for removing old cabinets (usually not) and what will happen to them once they are removed.
During the project:
- Keep movement in the kitchen to a bare minimum. Move the pet's food and water bowls out of that room two or three days beforehand so he is used to going
- Ban the kids out of the room for the same reason.
- Make sure that the contractor is doing everything that can be done to protect the floor during work.
After the project:
- Before the contractor leaves, make sure that you are happy with the completed work. Open and close cabinets and try out other mechanisms before payment is made.
- Check that all agreed upon cleanup is completed.
- Once everything is satisfactory, pay the contractor.
Custom cabinets can add great value to your home and will greatly increase your enjoyment of a room that you spend an incredible amount of time in. Make sure that it is exactly how you dream of it by having your own cabinets built rather than trying to make do with pre-made generic options, especially if you intend on living in the home for many, many more years.