Before: Family Room To Kitchen
After: Family Room to Kitchen
Before: Kitchen to Breakfast Nook
After: Kitchen to Breakfast Nook
by Mina Fies, Synergy Design & Construction
You finally decide youâ€™re going to tackle that kitchen remodel and you want it done in time for Thanksgiving. The contractor you meet with looks thoughtful and says, â€śYour project is going to take 3 weeks and cost $20,000â€łâ€¦ and then you wake up.
Weâ€™ve all seen the TV shows. Much as I love them, reality shows do a disservice to homeowners in terms of setting unrealistic expectations about what it takes to create your perfect space â€” both in terms of time and cost.
I had the chance to see the Property Brothers speak at an industry conference awhile back and found them not only engaging and insightfulâ€¦ but completely honest! One of the first things they said was â€śOur shows are not realityâ€ť. They went on to explain they donâ€™t charge for their time, most of the materials are donated and a lot of the shows are shot in locations where the cost of living is vastly different from ours.
So where else does reality lie?
If any contractor comes through your front door now promising to complete your remodel by Thanksgiving, thatâ€™s great and depending on the size and scale of the project, perhaps it will. But do your homework and make sure itâ€™s not just a tactic to get you to sign on the dotted line. The last thing you want is to be taking down your Christmas decorations and they still havenâ€™t finished the job.
This monthâ€™s remodel features a single family home remodel in Reston. Our clients wanted to completely open up the space to create a better flow and a more cohesive space. They put their trust in us to deliver the final project on-time and on-budget and thatâ€™s exactly what we did!