While COVID-19 has created problems worldwide, there still have been a few positive outcomes. For instance, this is a great time to go for a home remodel. There are plenty of remodeling companies ready to go the extra mile during this time.
Of course, you might be questioning if dealing with a home remodel is a good idea under the current circumstances. You have to weigh the pros against the cons. It’s fair to say that it all depends on the stage of the remodel you are in.
Different Stages of Remodeling
1. If You Are Still Planning
More Organized Planning
This calm period would give you enough time to plan out the entire project more minutely. You can even visit showrooms or ask for a virtual tour or even hold a meeting with the designer via Zoom or/and FaceTime for home guidance.
Discounts and Discounts
Take advantage of the discounts offered by a number of remodeling companies at the moment to lower the cost of your project.
Make sure that you have the money to afford the project. It doesn’t make any sense to get into borrowing, considering the possibility of an economic recession.
2. If You Are Already Renovating
If you are in the process of renovating, the situation is very different. Since you already have the required resources with you, along with your plan, to back up the project, you are distinctly at an advantage.
You may face a few hurdles like falling short of a certain material for your home. Also, there is no guarantee if you are going to be able to procure the needed stuff in time, given the lockdown. The solution is to make your contractor order all the supplies right away.
3. You are Halfway Through the Construction
This is the best stage to be in! Since you are already there, there’s no reason to look back. Plus, you will have all you need for your project in your possession by now. And even if you go short, your order will be considered a priority as you may have already placed the order long back.
You may have to pay extra for building protection against the coronavirus. Alternatively, you may ask the remodeling company if they plan on providing their crew with all the necessary sanitizing equipment.
Besides, your contractor at this stage will try to finish the task as soon as possible. However, you need to make sure that all the desired precautions are in place to avoid the infection.
What Does it Ultimately Depend on?
In the end, it all depends on the precautions that your remodeling company takes to combat the issue.
If you plan to visit their showroom, find out if all the frequently used items are being sanitized regularly. This applies to commonly used phones, work stations, doorknobs, light switches, computers, all bathroom fixtures and the likes of those. Aside from that, the office personnel should be expected to sanitize themselves regularly before and after interacting with people.
At the job site, plastic must be used to separate the job site from your home. The crew must wash their hands before entering the worksite, while exiting and after using the bathroom.
You should also learn if the remodeling company can provide its workers with Port-a-Jon for sites where there are no extra bathrooms available. Finally, ensure that a sanitization station is parked outside each client’s home for the workers to use.
*This article is posted by and in partnership with Dulles Kitchen and Bath, a kitchen and bathroom remodeling store in Fairfax, VA.