A Kitchen Remodel Series: VI
Demo has begun! There are a lot of good and bad things about demolition. The good thing, is the clean slate (pun not intended, but I'll take it). The bad thing? Sometimes you find unwanted surprises. Unfortunately, my family fell victim to an unwanted surprise... MOLD. Luckily, our demo guys have seen everything - from termites to mold. We were reassured that they were able to handle this dangerous issue and that the surprise was actually found. Sometimes you have to look at the Silver Lining of things.
This is one thing we explain to our clients while we are working with them. Surprises can arise and it may cost you more moeny. Always remember to set aside an emergency fund for that during your remodel. On the office side, we have to create a change order for the additional work and ensure a competent sub can go in and handle the problem for good.
The mold issue did get resolved and we handled the change in schedule to accommodate it.
That's the good news. Remember, no matter what job you do or what goal you are going after, there are going to be speed bumps along the way. At least I feel at Stevens Kitchens, they try to mentally prepare you for them as much as possible.