Giving your kitchen a makeover will do more than just increase its appeal. Replacing outdated fixtures, lighting and appliances can give you significant savings on your utility costs. Also, when it’s time to sell your home, you may be able to list it at a higher value after a kitchen remodel.
Preparing for these surprises when planning your kitchen remodeling project can help with its success.
Many times, you won’t know your home has structural problems until your contractor completes the demolition. Common signs of this issue include settling floors, cracks on the walls and crooked door jambs. If they are present in your interior, it’s best to set aside some funds as you may need to get repairs done.
As much as possible, only professionals should take care of asbestos removal. Attempting to remediate this substance will only do you more harm than good. Hire a pro to remove the material, and request an air test report that states that no fibers are left in your indoor air. If asbestos remediation isn’t part of your budget, you’ll need to cut your costs on one aspect of your project. Failure to get it done can have dire consequences to the health of your household.
Another common issue discovered during interior and exterior remodeling projects is water damage. Water stains on your ceilings and walls can indicate that your roof is leaking. While repairing your ceiling, your contractor may discover mold growth. If this is the case, you will need to have it removed, and when there is rot, new sheathing and roof may be necessary.
Before hiring anyone to work in your home, be sure to do your research, read reviews and ask for references. Obtaining multiple estimates from different contractors can help you avoid unreliable ones. If an offer or deal appears too good to be true, then it probably is. It’s also not advisable to solely consider prices when deciding which remodeler to hire. Moreover, only work with licensed and insured professionals for your project.
For dependable home remodeling services, you can always trust STL Design and Build. Our team will make sure to be with you in every step of your project. Whether you need a deck builder, kitchen remodeler or roof installer, you can count on us. Call us at (314) 736-5800, or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate.