The opportunity to remodel your home can be a dream come true for many homeowners, but it’s always wise to be prepared for the process itself. Remodeling any room of your home or adding a home addition will cause some degree of disruption, but with the tips below and your expectations in check, this can be kept to a minimum.
Take a Staycation
Now’s the time to cash in those favors. Find friends or family members you can stay with for a while, or take a staycation in a motel nearby. You don’t want to go too far away, so you can stay involved in the remodeling project at home, but removing yourself from the work in progress will help you stay calm and reduce frustration.
If you don’t have the option to move out for the duration of your remodel, move everything you’ll need out of the project room. If your kitchen is being remodeled, make sure you set up your microwave in another convenient area of your home. Move clothing, toiletries and anything you will need if you’re remodeling a bathroom or bedroom.
Communication is Key
Communicate clearly with your contractors and be sure to ask any questions you have before work begins. Discuss how waste will be managed and overall expectations while the team are in your home. Establish a good relationship with your contractors – meet with them ahead of time so that when they begin their work, you have friendly faces in your home.
Ensure you are communicating with your contractors to set expectations ahead of time.
Don’t Underestimate Dust
There’s no doubt about it – when you remodel, every room in your home will be affected. Pack away wall art, antiques and expensive items so they don’t get dusty. Put out protective tarps outside doorways nearby the renovation area to catch extra dust.
Make a Schedule
Have a clear understanding of the schedule and what will happen at every stage of your remodel. Breaking the process into steps can make it more manageable, and it can be exciting to have a greater understanding of the progress being made. However, remember that plans sometimes change and be prepared to be somewhat flexible. A trusted contractor will discuss with you and tackle any issues that arise rather than gloss over them, occasionally resulting in delays to scheduled tasks, but ensuring a higher quality outcome.
Planning upfront includes creating a timeline and understanding that change requests will affect that schedule.
Find the Right Contractor for You
Choose the right contractor for you and the results will be worth the wait. Read reviews, and take a look at some of your contractors past work. Contact Reliable Home Improvement today for guidance and get started on your project today.