Conversation Overheard

I recently overheard the following conversation.

A woman was working with an employee of a Big Box store to have her kitchen remodelled. This employee had given her plenty of helpful advice while re-designing her new kitchen. Yet there was a ‘red flag’.

The client’s concern was that this employee hadn’t actually been to her home, and therefore hadn’t even seen her existing kitchen. Did this client have reason to be concerned? Yes, definitely!

Personally, I can’t imagine designing a kitchen, or any other room for that matter, without having seen it first. Here’s what I’d want to know:

*Exact measurements, including the height of the room. You have to start with the basics.

*Where are the doors and windows located? Where are the electrical outlets? Plumbing and heating systems? Are there any other obstacles in the room?

The bottom line is, if you are getting outside advice while remodeling your home, you want to be sure your consultant has actually been to your home and can advise you appropriately. Otherwise, what you’re getting is purely hypothetical, and it may or may not work.