Design and Planning Phase

  • After you approve our proposal, there are various things you will need to select such as faucets, paint colors, countertops, cabinets, tile, and flooring.
  • Some vendors require appointments for materials selections assistance. Our Project Manager can help you with this. Communication is important between the customer and project management to keep track of what selections are made, where it is, and how long it will take to arrive if it is back-ordered or needs to ship to us from another location.

Preparing for a Remodel

  • After sign-up, make selections as soon as possible before the job start.

Preparing Your Home for the Remodel

  • Clear one bay in your garage for materials storage during the renovation.
  • Make space to store all furniture, knick-knacks, draperies, wall hangings, and all personal items that will need to be cleared from the area to be renovated.
  • Is it a small or a large project? Will you need to make living arrangements outside of the home? Small projects won’t put you out of house & home, but remodeling all your bathrooms at once would leave you without access to showers & toilets.
  • For a kitchen remodel, your refrigerator, microwave, coffee pot, etc. can be set up in another room. Plan how you will need to adjust to daily living during the reno for meals, snacks, drinks, showers, and sleeping areas.
  • How will the crew gain entry to the home? Will you be there, or will arrangements need to be made (lockbox, gate codes, etc.) so they can work each day? Do you have pets that will need to have a kennel arrangement?
  • Communicate, communicate, communicate. Is everyone in your household on the same page and in the know that a remodel will be affecting their daily life? You would be surprised at how often one household member does not include the other and Anderson Remodeling is put on the spot because someone was caught unaware even though we did our part in notifying a resident.
  • Know the remodel steps so there are no surprises:

Home Remodeling Process

  • Demo

WTEIAR Demo Image

  • Plumbing
  • Electrical
  • Drywall

WTEIAR Drywall

  • Cabinets, tubs, doors, shelves, toilets

WTEIAR Cabinets

  • Countertops

WTEIAR Countertops

  • Paint


  • Backsplash, shower/tub tile

Custom Cabinet

  • Lighting


  • Faucets


  • Flooring


  • Trim (baseboards, door trim, crown molding, etc.)
  • Appliances
  • Hardware


Renovation Expectations

  • Know that what you see on TV is not a fair judgment of how remodels go or how much they cost.

Demolition and Construction

  • Where there is demolition, there will be dust. If there are any valuables, electronics, rugs, anything that you do not want to clean when the remodel is done, put them away where they are protected.
  • Even after the demo, it is still construction in your home, but our crews do as much trimming, cutting and painting as possible outside and clean up at the end of each work day.

WTEIAR. Demolition & Construction

Preparing for a Remodel

  • Know what materials you are to select and what materials the remodeler will be providing. Anderson Remodeling provides a selections sheet for you and can coordinate appointments with preferred top-notch vendors.
  • Start making your selections as soon as you make your deposit. Although we have some samples in our showroom, the actual materials may take weeks to come in.


Material Selection and Sourcing

  • When making material selections from a small countertop sample, make sure that your entire slab still works with your selections.
  • Once your selections arrive, open ALL the boxes to ensure there are no broken tiles, for example, and that all parts are included in your faucet and/or showerhead assembly. If anything needs to be reordered, we need as much time as possible to rectify the problem.

Budgeting for Remodeling Projects

  • Know what your budget is and know that there will be variations to it. Keep track of all your purchases as you go to keep track of your home remodel budget. Save receipts in case anything needs to be returned.

Communication with Your Remodeling Team About Unexpected Challenges

  • Stay positive. Focus on the daily gains. There will be bumps in the road, but if you have hired the right contractor, they will work it out and communicate with you about your options, and the extra time and expense necessary while doing so.
  • Project delays. Even if the remodeler gave you a remodeling timeline, there could always be an unanticipated monkey wrench thrown in by unexpected conditions. No one knows what’s behind a wall or under cabinets until it is opened up, but Anderson Remodeling has opened up a LOT of walls and cabinets. If it is an exterior job, weather could be a factor. If there are issues, the contractor will communicate with you about the options to solve the problem. That’s when our team comes together with a solution to finish your project.

Quality Control and Inspections

  • Final walk through. Someone on our team will come to your home to make sure everything is checked off your list and our list (such as cleanup to leave your home free of trash and debris.) We strive for return customers.