Our design team will walk you through the process and help you choose a kitchen or bath that best accommodates the way you live and your personal style. Let’s face it: Whether you’re doing a renovation or a new build, it’s good to have extra help in your corner, and it’s better if that person is a true professional. If you’re looking for a professional installation, but don’t know where to start, we will work with your contractor to make your design a reality.
Below is a very comprehensive list of things to be aware and prepare for from setting the schedule to setting up a temporary kitchen or bath.
- Materials required for your project are determined by the designer and then reviewed and ordered by our support staff within a few days of your authorization and deposit.
- Project start dates are determined by material lead time and previously scheduled work.
- Approximately two weeks before work begins you will receive a call confirming that the intended schedule is on track or to make adjustments.
- Delivery of materials is usually scheduled by phone to occur within a few days of installation.
- Final details are confirmed by phone the workday before your job starts.
- Installer workdays are typically 8am-5pm Monday through Friday. Expect workmen to arrive by 9aand be in your home between four and seven hours on any given day. Daily activities may include transportation of materials and removal of debris. Please allow for some time off-site.
- Certain aspects of remodeling affect time on-site as well: Tile installation, drywall finishing, and painting for example may require less than a full day to complete and then must be left to dry before work can proceed.
- Timely completion of your project is our top priority
TEMPORARY FACILITIES (KITCHEN OR BATH)
- Set aside an area to serve as a temporary kitchen. A coffee pot, microwave, hot plate, toaster, and/or compact refrigerator may be used if available. It is sometimes possible to relocate the primary kitchen refrigerator outside the work area for temporary use.
- Stock up on disposable cups, plates, and utensils to minimize dishwashing.
- Plan to use a sink in the bathroom, laundry room, or wet bar if available.
- Bathrooms being remodeled will not be available for use during the day. If the home has only one toilet, it will be reconnected at the end of each workday for nightly use. *Homes under lead containment are an exception. Access is not permitted until containment is complete.*
- Tub and shower facilities in the bathroom being remodeled may not be available for several days.
- Please arrange other accommodations if these are the only fixtures used for bathing.
PREPARATION OF THE WORK AREA
- Please remove contents of cabinets and closets.
- Empty the work area of all loose items (area rugs, wall hangings, window treatments, etc).
- Remove loose items and furnishings from adjacent rooms that share a common wall with the work area. Vibrations may result in damage if this precaution is not taken.
- Cover large pieces of furniture nearby with plastic sheeting, tarps, or even old sheets. Coverings are available by request from Requarth Co. at no charge for temporary use.
- If you have a basement, consider removing items from the walls and ceiling under the work area in addition to covering furniture.
- Make arrangements for access to the home such as a key, lock-box, or garage door opener.
- Work vehicles may be parked in the driveway or on the street in front of your house as needed.
- Please keep children and pets away from the work area and walkways used frequently by workmen.
- Clear paths to the water main, water heater, and electrical panel. Installers generally need routine access to these areas along with quick access in the event of an emergency.
- Clear paths in the attic and basement as best possible when appropriate. These areas may be accessed for electrical wiring, ductwork, and plumbing.
- Do not turn on circuit breakers, open shutoff valves, or operate appliances without consulting installers first. These are frequently deactivated in relation to work being performed.
- Construction traffic, debris, and noise may make it desirable to be away from the home. Please remain available by phone.
- Demolition usually takes one day but may require additional time for larger projects.
- Concealed damage from water or pests and obstructions such as wiring or plumbing that require relocation will usually be visible following demolition.
- Change/Add Orders will be handled in accordance with the contract.
- Installation generally proceeds as follows: Carpentry/Framing, HVAC, Rough Plumbing, Electrical, Tub/Shower (Baths), Insulation, Sheetrock/Drywall, Bathroom Wall Tiles/Panels, Cabinetry, Flooring, Countertops, Plumbing Fixtures, Lighting Fixtures, Kitchen Backsplash Tiles/Panels, Painting.
- Certain functions, such as flooring and painting, are somewhat flexible and may be scheduled differently at the discretion of the installer. Discuss your preferences with Requarth Co.
- Installers broom-clean or shop-vac the work area daily.
- Work performed under a permit will require inspection(s). Please allow extra time.
- Ask questions! It is better to address uncertainty during construction. Don’t wait until completion.
EPA RRP (Homes built before 1978 only)
- EPA guidelines for remodelers stipulate certain work practices for homes built prior to 1978. Beginning in 1978 lead paint was outlawed and no longer used in new construction.
- Requarth Co.is required to provide you with a pamphlet published by the EPA outlining the purpose for the rule and the work practices established to help contain potentially harmful lead.
- Receipt of the “Renovate Right” pamphlet must be acknowledged. If you have not received or do not recall receiving this document please contact Requarth Co.
- At least one installer on site is registered as a Certified Renovator with the EPA. Workmen assisting on the project are trained and supervised by the Certified Renovator.
- Complete information regarding the Renovation, Repair, and Painting rule is available online from the EPA at www.epa.gov/lead or by phone at 1-800-424-LEAD (5323).
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The showroom is located in Downtown Dayton across the street from 5/3rd field. The Requarth Co. 447 E Monument Ave. Dayton, OH Map Phone: 937-224-1141 Or by email: Let’s get started Click Here
Monday: 7am – 5pm
Tuesday: 7am – 5pm
Wednesday: 7am – 5pm
Thursday: 7am – 5pm
Friday: 7am – 5pm
After hours by appointment.
Serving Greater Dayton:
Dayton, Kettering, Centerville, Miamisburg, Beavercreek, Bellbrook, Springboro,
Waynesville, Vandalia, Huber Heights, Xenia, Springfield, Yellow Springs
– just to name a few.
The showroom is located in Downtown Dayton across the street from 5/3rd field.
The Requarth Co. 447 E Monument Ave. Dayton, OH Map
Or by email: Let’s get started Click Here