Don’t underestimate how much time and effort goes into planning a kitchen remodel. Careful planning can help your kitchen remodeling project go a lot smoother. However, even with a meticulous plan and timeline for your remodeling project, you can never rule out the risk of unforeseen delays. That’s why it’s important to keep an eye out and prepare for a few surprises when planning a kitchen remodel. 

Some potential issues you need to be mindful of include:

Water Damage 

A brown spot on the ceiling might seem harmless at first. It might be just discoloration, but it could also be a warning sign of moisture damage. The problem with trapped moisture in your home is that it usually goes hand in hand with mold. Trapped moisture creates a damp environment that’s the perfect breeding ground for mold and mildew. 

Moisture issues are usually found in your exterior but they’re also relatively common in parts of your home with plumbing, such as your kitchen and bathroom. As a rule of thumb, if you notice any unusual in your home, it’s best to have a contractor inspect it. It might be a sign moisture is starting to accumulate in parts of your home. The sooner issues with your interior are fixed, the better. 

Acquiring the Necessary Permits 

Building codes vary from area to area, so it’s best to ask your local building authority. It might take time for the local authorities to process building permit applications, so it’d be a good idea to make an application early on. 

Here’s a tip: It’s best to hire local kitchen and bathroom remodeling contractors because they’re more familiar with your area’s building codes. 

Working With Inexperienced Contractors 

To make sure your contractor is qualified for the job, you should always vet them. Here’s a vetting tip: The number of years a roofer has been working in the industry should give you a good idea of their level of expertise. 

Evergreen Renovations & Roofing, a company with over 35 years of combined experience, offers a wide range of professional remodeling services, including ADU accessory dwelling unit construction services. To get a free estimate, call us at (503) 720-4699 or fill out this form. Talk to us today!