Getting Ready for Your Wood Slab Install | Woodsman Design Studio

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Let’s say for example that you’re having your kitchen renovated. And one of the key components of this renovation is new live edge countertops and a wood slab kitchen island top. This transformation is sure to be a stunning one, not to mention a conversation starter when you have family gatherings and friends over. Imagine everybody congregated around your wood slab island. Such a truly warm and welcoming space. So how do you prepare? What do you do in anticipation of your kitchen renovation and the installation of your wood slab counters and island? Below are a few tips and some advice for those getting ready for this type of home remodel project.

1. Isolate the space as much as you can from the rest of the house. For any type of remodel project, there is going to be dust and debris kicked up. In some cases, this is unavoidable. If you can close off your kitchen in anyway, this will minimize the amount of dust that spreads to other areas of the home. And if you have particularly valuable items in your kitchen or dining room for example, you might want to store those away until your remodel is complete.

2. Try and paint beforehand.This is mainly to protect the new surfaces that will be installed. The last thing you want is for paint to splatter onto your wood island top in your Rochester, New York home. Any painting that needs to be done, if you can do it before tops are installed, this is ideal.

3. Make sure you have a budget in mind. For those who have undertaken remodeling projects before, you know how important it is to have a budget in mind and consequently try and stick to that budget. Let’s say you are revamping your entire kitchen--cabinets, countertops, flooring and lighting. You want to account for every single component that is going into this project. Be as comprehensive as possible when figuring out your remodel budget. Share this budget with contractors and suppliers with whom you are working. You want to collaborate with people who are on the same page as you.

4. Allow for some flexibility. Any type of construction or remodel project calls for a certain amount of flexibility. While things don’t necessarily change drastically, there can be some slight emendations to the process. Often such adjustments during the process can make the end result even more stunning.

If you are thinking of remodeling your kitchen, we would love to consult with you. Our hand-crafted kitchen island tops and wood slab counters really can transform any space. Call today!