Importance Of Using Before And After Photos

By Robert Robillard on Home Repairs And Remodeling

Importance Of Using Before And After Photos

Before & After Photos

Before, during and after kitchen remodeling pictures are very important, to us as it shows our ability to maintain the highest quality of work, on all of our kitchen and bath remodeling projects.

Additionally documenting any project with photos can be helpful for future remodeling purposes as well as legal and insurance reasons in case of an accident, damage or faulty workmanship.

Planning A Remodel?

Photos of  construction phases, wire, pipe and framing placement often come in handy later when planning additional remodeling or repair work.  Knowing where not to nail, in order to avoid gas or water line inside a wall, can be useful information.

Photography can help you plan and prevent potential problems.


Kitchen remodel – After Photo

Locates Gas, Water, Drywells and Electrical Lines

Using photos and including a tape measure in the photo can help later on locate utility lines exact locations. Digital photography allows you to enlarge the picture to see the tape measure to locate utilities or special framing with in a wall or cavity.

Photos can be useful orienting plans and sketches, especially of subsurface structures. Once these items are buried, it’s hard to do a forensic exploration and many times the actual location changes due to unforeseen obstacles like rocks, ledge or other older lines.

Irrigation well trench

Educating Customers

Photos help the contractor educate clients that a certain phase was completed or a condition was located and addressed.

Being able to say to your client, ‘This is what it looked like when we closed,” can be a useful tool.  After all a picture is worthy a thousand words!

Customer Photo Binder

Many times I will create a binder for my clients.  The binder will include key photos along with appliance manuals and product warranty information.

In this binder I include all of the contractor that worked on the project and their contact information as well as paint colors, model numbers, etc.  This gives them a useful resource book for later repairs, replacement or remodels.


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Robert Robillard

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Rob Robillard is “The Concord Carpenter” Rob is a builder, general contractor, carpenter, woodworker, and editor of Concord Carpenter and ToolBoxBuzz As a General Contractor and carpenter, Rob owns and operates Concord Carpenter LLC. A full-service remodeling and construction company. Rob is a recognized leader in home building best practices and a source for how-to information for building professionals. On this website, Rob covers all aspects of home construction, building science, home improvement, woodworking, remodeling, and some of the best product and tool reviews. Rob is in charge of our Tool and Product Review series - Concord Carpenter Videos where we post all of our tool reviews and video tutorials. Rob approaches remodeling and building construction with a pragmatic and problem-solving approach. He enjoys using his knowledge and experience to help and educate building professionals as well as DIYers on best practices in the construction and remodeling industry. He's a strong advocate for "raising the bar" in the construction trades and promoting the trades to youth. #BeAMentor #Green2Great Craftsmanship, quality, and pride guide his journey on this channel The Concord Carpenter's motto: "Well done is better than well said!" : Read more about Rob

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