What is Livable Remodeling?

We know that living through a remodel can be a challenge, after all your home is being ripped apart and put back together again while you live there. At Normandy, we don’t build new homes, or do commercial work, we work exclusively in people’s homes to remodel them… most of the time while people are still living there during construction. We’ve learned a few ways to make that experience easier on our customers and we’ve got a big focus on creating a “Livable Remodeling” experience for our customers.

Our job site is your home, something we strive to never lose sight of. We know that you have better things to do than to babysit your remodel, which is why we’ve put several processes in place to simplify your life as your home is being transformed.

Plastic walls/temporary doors
Living in a work zone can be a challenge, especially if you have children or pets in the house. We do our best to divide the work space with physical barriers such as plastic walls and temporary doors, to minimize the dust and disruption to the rest of your home.

Daily emails
Knowledge is power, and with the uncertainty that most people feel while living through a remodel, there is a hefty amount of comfort that you can gain from a simple email. Every weekday evening once construction has begun, you’ll receive an email from your Superintendent, with a recap of what’s happened, and what you can expect in the coming days. Even if you’re away from the home during the day, it helps keep you abreast of changes and progress, which can be very helpful during phases when things don’t appear to be visually changed, but many important small milestones are being reached.

There will be many skilled tradespeople who will lend their talents to make your project a successful remodel, sometimes they will arrive in the morning, other times they will not be in your home until the afternoon. The last thing we want for our customers is to feel that they need to be at home at all times to let people in or get them settled, so we use a lock box on your job site to make it simpler for the right person to get in to do their work, without disrupting your schedule.

Dust Management
Whether it’s during the chilly days of winter or the scorching days of summer, we rely on our heating and cooling systems to keep our homes comfortable. But in forced air systems, it’s also an opportunity for dust to travel from the work zone throughout the rest of your home. To minimize the invasion of dust throughout the rest of your house, we block both the heat and return air vents in the work space, which helps keep the dust from circulating through your furnace and into other rooms of your home.

It’s the kind of thing you may not think about, until you’re in the middle of a remodel, but going through a renovation isn’t like hosting guests in your home. People are here to work, and you’re living your life side-by-side. To minimize the impact on your family’s daily lives, all job sites have a portable toilet temporarily installed outside, so that tradespeople have a space for themselves, and your family can keep your restrooms for your use only.

Professional cleaning
The end of your remodel is so sweet, and after the long days of waiting for it to be finished, you’re anxious to get into your new space and start enjoying. To make that transition easier and more enjoyable for you, we have a professional cleaning crew come in and do a thorough cleaning of your new space at the end of the project. There’s nothing left for you to do, but to move in and enjoy.

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