The Relationship Between Your Designer and Your Contractor
A few weeks ago in our “Selecting the Right Contractor” blog, we touched on the fact that each of our MBS Interiors kitchen and bath designers maintain a close relationship with several local contractors who they can recommend for your remodeling or new construction project. But what exactly does this close relationship entail? We’re glad you asked.
If you’ve read Part I of our two part series on contractors, you’ll have all the tips you need to choose the right person to take care of your project. However, if you decide you’d like help from MBS Interiors, all of our approved contractors come with references and have demonstrated the ability to communicate effectively with our designers in order keep the project moving smoothly. After completing jobs together in the past, we are confident in the craftsmanship and capabilities of the contractors we are suggesting for you. And if your project requires something unique, we can help by matching you with someone who can tailor to your needs.
Communication is Key
Your project designer and your contractor should maintain a strong working relationship, and good communication makes it stronger. After discussing what you envision for your project and your available budget during your consultation with MBS Interiors, a detailed layout of the space will be created for you AND your contractor to review. Your designer will show his or her layout of your soon-to-be remodeled space to your contractor – who will then check it for accuracy against any existing plumbing or electrical and make suggestions and changes as needed.
Once the project has been “handed over” to your contractor, your designer should still maintain contact. Job site visits are frequent and occasionally necessary to ensure that you get your dream remodel. Regularly checking in on the progress of the project can help to avoid delays and last-minute issues that may arise. If you’re a first-time home remodeler and you’re not sure what to expect, check this out.
By choosing MBS Interiors for your remodel or new construction project, you automatically have the continued service of your designer throughout the entire process. Having that extra support during your project makes a big difference when you consider that the relationship with a designer from some other Kitchen and Bath design consultation company may end after they complete your floor plan and order your cabinets.
So, now that you have a beautifully remodeled Kitchen, Bathroom, Laundry Room, or Living Space – what do you do? Enjoy it! And if there is anything that isn’t up to the manufacturers standards, simply let your contractor or your designer know. We will do what is needed to get the issue taken care of.
Your MBS Interiors designer may also request permission to take photos of your completed project. Of course this is entirely voluntary, but we’re confident that when everything is said and done, you’ll want to show off your new cabinets and countertops to the entire world. You could even see your project featured on our Houzz.com profile.