So, you’ve found the San Diego kitchen remodeling company of your dreams and now you can’t wait till the day your space is transformed. You’re counting down the days with excitement and someone asks you, “are you all set for the remodel?” And as you think about it you ask yourself if you really are. So this article is here to help you out a bit with your kitchen remodeling San Diego County in this regard. Check out below some of the things you can do to prepare for the big day.
- Prepare yourself to have strangers in your kitchen space
Like most people, you love privacy in your home. And that includes your kitchen. You probably would not wish to let strangers into your house unless it was totally necessary. As you make the countdown to the kitchen remodeling date, prepare yourself mentally to welcome strangers into your house. And as you do so, make arrangements for what amenities they can access and how they will do that.
- Make sure you’re not having any quests for the remodel duration
Because the duration of the kitchen remodel will be busy, noisy, and dirty even. It won’t be an ideal time to host friends or family. Your attention will be mostly occupied with the ongoing works, as well as liaising with the project manager/coordinator. And no guest wants to come over at such a chaotic time. So go through your diary and see if you need to postpone any such prior arrangements.
- Have a contingency budget just in case
In almost every remodel project, something unexpected is bound to come up; something that wasn’t expected or planned for when the project was envisioned. And in most cases, this unexpected situation requires a little more money. In the case of a kitchen remodel, it could be mold removal, replacing rotten insulation or floor boards, electrical upgrades or plumbing repairs. To avoid finding yourself in a conundrum when things take such a turn, have a little contingency fund in place. You will be very happy that you did.
- Check with the San Diego county office about planning permissions
There are local government regulations that guide how residential works should be carried out. These regulations spell out what safety measures should be in place, what qualifications are needed for certain jobs, what lines should not be crossed, etc. If you are not aware of the San Diego county planning guidelines, you could be in for a rude shock when county officials tell you that you have to push your remodel back as you sort out issues A, B, and C. To avoid all that, call or visit your SD planning office and check with them first.
- Cook some meals in advance
Once your San Diego kitchen remodel starts, you will not have as much freedom to go in and out of the kitchen, or to spend as much time in there as you desire. So it would be really convenient if you prepared some meals in advance. That way you’ll just need to go in there, pull out the dishes from the fridge and quickly warm them. In and out in no time!