You and your Contractor/Installer should have a Pre-Construction Meeting. This meeting should cover all the topics for you to prepare your house and yourselves for the remodel.
Your and your Contractor/Installer should have discussed a list that reviews these items:
- Empty your Bathroom Cabinets – don’t put your stuff in the path where the worker will be using, make sure you decide this with your Project Manager or Lead Carpenter
- Most installers will require a staging and cutting area, usually in a garage space that you may have to dedicate to them for the project
- Temporary Bathroom – lots of homes have second or third baths. But if you happen to have a single Bath home, this can be tricky. There’s no easy solution, you will have to work out a plan between friends, family and contractor.
- Clearly mark any fixtures, fittings, or cabinets that are to be salvaged for you or relocated prior to any demolition
- Remove artwork on walls and tables from adjoining rooms, cover all furniture with drop cloths
- Discuss where plastic protection will be hung
- Discuss how trash will be removed, ie, dumpster, trash truck and where it will be located
- Discuss exterior protection of landscaping, sidewalks
- Discuss covering HVAC ducts
- Coordinate alarm codes and key access as well as names & phone #’s of who will be contacts and on your job along with an emergency phone number
- Discuss any issues with pets
- Discuss family schedules to be aware of, and construction schedules that are necessary for the work to be performed.
- Inform your neighbors of the impending work
- Discuss signage and placement