Remodeling your kitchen or bathroom can be very exciting, but it can also be stressful when you encounter product shortages. The idea of having your kitchen or bathroom unavailable for any amount of time is daunting, especially if there is the potential for it to go on longer than anticipated. Homeowners who are ready to tackle kitchen and bathroom remodeling projects may find that you’re unable to source the materials you need due to a current shortage of supplies. Fortunately, there are several tips you can follow in order to secure the materials needed for your home remodeling project. Here are six tips that our construction staff has assembled to help you navigate product shortages.
1. Research Potential Suppliers
You should research potential suppliers and find out what materials they offer. By taking the time to compare prices, consider delivery charges and make sure that the supplier is reliable. Homeowners should also check for reviews on the supplier’s website or through an independent third party to ensure that their products are top-notch and arrive in a timely manner. At OHi, we have a slew of supplies and resources to pull from to make sure we can avoid any costly shortage in supplies
2. Place an Order Early
Try to order their materials as soon as possible to prevent any delays caused by product shortages. Placing an order early increases the chances of getting the items at a reasonable price before they become more scarce. When working with OHi, we will go through the design process and once we know what we need, we will place orders as early as possible to guarantee the materials are available.
3. Look into Alternative Materials
You may be able to find alternative materials for your home remodeling projects if the items that they had originally planned on are unavailable due to product shortages. Our award winning design team can help find alternative options if in fact the materials are unavailable. That is a major benefit in choosing an experienced home remodeling company.
4. Watch for Restock Dates
If something is out of stock, it’s important to know when it will be available. We can watch for restock dates from some of our suppliers in order to know when new stocks will become available.
5. Reach Out To Manufacturers
Having a relationship with the manufacturer can also provide many advantages. Many manufacturers have sales representatives that we work with directly who can help homeowners locate the products you are looking for and get them in a timely manner.
6. Buy In Bulk When Possible
Buying materials in bulk when possible is a great way to reduce cost but also guarantee we can have the necessary items ready for your home remodeling project. We keep major components and items on hand to make sure we can facilitate the project.
Ultimately, product shortages provide an additional hurdle to any home remodeling project. We are here to help navigate those challenges for you. We try to make sure every project has the materials they need to be successful within the timeline we have promised. Looking to avoid the headache of navigating home remodeling product shortages? Our team members are excited to help. If you’re considering a remodeling project, give us a call or fill out a project discussion form to get started.