One question many homeowners have regarding the professionals they are about to hire is: how can they communicate with their contractors?
One of the worst things that can happen during your kitchen renovation is to find your dream kitchen ruined because of miscommunication between you and your kitchen contractor.
The good news is that it is entirely possible to avoid this situation and communicate with your contractor easily when you follow the following 4 golden rules of communication with your kitchen contractor.
4 golden rules you should follow when communicating with your kitchen contractor:
- Have a plan in mind
It will be very helpful if you can have done your rough kitchen planning and budgeting before meeting your kitchen contractor as it will make the whole meeting process a lot smoother if you know what you are looking out for and how much you are willing to spend to get what you want.
Based on experience, homeowners who already have a rough kitchen and budget plan in mind will usually have a better communication with their kitchen contractor and be satisfied with how their kitchen renovation eventually turns out.
- Find examples you love
As the saying goes, “a picture is worth a thousand words”. Look out for images that resemble what you want to accomplish in your kitchen from online materials or through magazines and bring these images along with you when you meet your contractor so that he can easily understand and visualize what you are looking out for in your dream kitchen.
- Sketch what you have in mind
If you have a particle style or layout in mind (for example, how you would like your cabinets or fridge to complement each other) but couldn’t find picture or images that can express what you are thinking of, consider drawing it out for better reference.
Your sketch doesn’t have to be perfect, so long as your contractor can have a better idea of what you are looking for so that he can help you build your dream kitchen.
- Be as detailed as possible
When briefing your kitchen contractor on what you are looking out for, it is always better to over-communicate then to under-communicate. Check in with your contractor on a daily/weekly basis to ensure that everything is going according to schedule and is progressing according to what you have in mind.
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Kitchen renovation is often a major project for most households and it can have a huge impact on the look and feel of your house. Therefore, it is always better to spend more time and be as detailed as possible when communicating with your contractor to make sure that you are on track of creating your dream kitchen rather than yet another kitchen renovation nightmare story.
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