Scope of work is defined as the parameters of a home improvement project such as a kitchen remodel. The scope of work is determined by what exactly you are looking to do in any given project. A small scope of work would be defined as a small project, maybe installing new cabinets or a new floor. A larger scope of work would involve more significant adjustments, such as moving the location of a major appliance, or drastically altering the configuration of the room. The larger the scope of work, the more expensive and time-consuming the project, but also, the greater the change in the look and feel of the room. Here are a few things to consider that will help you determine the scope of work of your kitchen remodel.
Scope of Work and Your Kitchen Remodel
Using the Existing Footprint
Using the existing footprint or layout of your kitchen will allow you to keep the scope of work smaller, and will help to keep costs down. However, for drastic remodeling projects, you may not be able to work within the confines of the current layout, which would necessitate a larger scope of work.
A new layout for the kitchen could enlarge the scope of work in a number of ways. If you’re moving the sink or stove, you’ll have to run new gas and water lines to the new locations, which is a big task in and of itself. If you want to knock down a wall either partially or entirely to open up the space, this too is a big project. You’ll have to take into consideration whether or not the wall is load-bearing, because if it is this would significantly increase the scope.
One size does not fit all when it comes to remodeling and individual homes. Remodeling must be approached differently in every home due to a number of factors including its age and type of construction. Older homes may require more creative or innovative solutions to achieve the goals you have set for your project.
About C.C. Dietz
C.C. Dietz has been building and remodeling homes in York, Pennsylvania and the surrounding areas for almost 100 years. As a family owned business, we give your project the time and attention it deserves. Whether it’s a small remodeling project or building a custom home, we give all of our clients the customer service and build quality that can only come from a family owned business with many years of experience in the remodeling and home building industry.
We specialize in kitchen and bathroom remodeling, basement finishing, additions, as well as building custom homes from the ground up. We offer free consultations in order to discuss the scope, time frame, and estimate for your project. If you’re ready to remodel in York, Lancaster, and Harrisburg Pennsylvania, C.C. Dietz is here to help. If you wish to schedule a free consultation, please contact C.C. Dietz by calling 717.755.1921 or visit our website! Also, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn.