These days, home improvements have evolved to require a multifaceted approach that relies on several key pieces fitting precisely together for an optimal outcome. If you are planning on completing your own home renovations, it can help to plan ahead and do your research to minimize any costly errors or setbacks commonly associated with home improvements. One way to prepare yourself for the challenges ahead is to reach out to learn more about the process, which is covered in detail by Robert Warren’s Rules of Remodeling: A Consumer’s Guide to Remodeling. This book highlights the top tips and experiences of our company’s owner, providing helpful insight to keep consumers informed before commissioning a company to perform their home remodeling services.
As the owner of Detail Design & Remodeling, Robert and his team work diligently to provide the best home remodeling services across Georgia. While we specialize in cabinet refacing services, it’s important to know that our home remodeling team is trained and ready to provide a complete outcome for your investment. We accomplish the best results relying on Old World craftsmanship and Robert’s top rules of renovations.
Today, we’ll highlight a few of our favorite rules that may inspire you to begin planning your home remodel. If you’re ready to get started, be sure to contact us today to schedule your free consultation!
Rule #1 – If it is not in writing, it is not clear enough.
First and foremost, determining what exactly your home renovation company will cover and what it won’t will help to prevent any unforeseen setbacks. Being told “I can do that,” and having that service done are two completely different concepts! It is essential for clients and contractors to work together to establish a clear contract that covers in complete detail, all of the services you want. The payment coverage, insurance information, and other important documentation should be covered in writing as well to prevent any miscommunications.
Rule #12 – Everyone makes mistakes. Judge your contractor by their solutions, not problems.
Home design can involve a wide range of factors that may help or hamper the results of your renovations. It’s important to remember that your home remodeling contractors are there to do a good job, and any errors found throughout the process may not be their fault. If any unexpected bumps in the road come up, be sure to validate the quality of your renovation company by seeing how they offer solutions. Problems can arise even after all measures are taken. Detail Design & Remodeling takes pride in our ability to overcome any hiccups in your home renovations, and will work to provide a high-quality solution in a timely and cost-effective manner.
Rule #20 – Make future appointments at the end of each work day for quality results.
The scheduling aspect of your home remodel will play a major role in the overall success of your project. It is important to know that home remodeling contractors are busy, and may need to schedule select times to ensure that your work is done in a timely manner. We recommend setting your appointment at the end of the current work day to ensure that you and your contractors are on the same page. To help clarify activities, be sure you agree with your contractor on the purpose of the next planned activity as well as the expected level of work completed. This keeps your home renovation company accountable for their work and also keeps you in the loop as to the progress of your project.
Rule #25 – Avoid square or straight-lined knobs for your cabinet hardware.
One aspect of cabinet refacing that we often encounter with homeowners is the desire to install knobs that feature straight lines and precise corners. While beautiful at first, this hardware can easily be twisted or turned during regular use, ruining the plumbness of your cabinets and disrupting the precision created by your design.
This advice also feeds into the next rule, which suggests avoiding drawer pulls that stick out on each side. Homeowners that invest in this style will likely have to deal with the daily inconvenience of catching their outfit on the handles, ruining fabrics and possibly damaging the front of your drawer!
There are many rules to follow when trying to achieve the best outcome for your home remodeling plans. Next time, we’ll continue this topic by highlighting a few more of our favorite rules from Robert’s Rules of Remodeling: A Consumer’s Guide to Remodeling. If you’re interested in learning more about our cabinet refacing services in Atlanta, or want to schedule a visit for your complete in-home consultation, be sure to contact us today!