Any remodeling project can seem very overwhelming for both you and your family, but it is guaranteed to go more smoothly if you know a couple of tricks to help you through the process.
Here are tips from remodeling professionals to consider before your next remodeling project:
- Plan Ahead
Making product selections before the construction starts will help prevent delays later on. Proper product planning can also help keep you on a desired budget.
- Remember The Big Picture
Long-term maintenance, energy usage, and repair expenses can add up quickly during a renovation. Make sure you include all of these extra costs into your calculations. Overestimating these costs can be a big surprise when it comes to the end of the project and you have a little bit of money left over.
- Find Good Help
Hire remodelers that have at least three years of experience and a good record with the Better Business Bureau. Most importantly, select a remodeler that you trust. Referrals and online reviews are the easiest way to find good, trustworthy contractors. Knowing you are in good hands will save you some major headaches down the road.
- Visit A Job Site
When deciding which remodeler to hire, make sure you visit their current job sites. The best remodelers maintain a clean and organized work area and take precautionary measures to ensure safety for those still living in the space.
- Be A Good Boss
The most important thing that you can do as a homeowner during a remodeling project (other than write the check) is to be a good boss. The perfect clients are ones that are easy to get along with, honest, and have an appreciation for the work that is being put into their home.
- Know What You’re Getting Into
Remodeling is exciting, but there are also a lot of frustrations and headaches that go into completing the finished project. Unexpected snags, delays, and the inevitable are bound to happen, so be sure to prepare yourself for what you are getting into for the duration of the project.
- Pitch A Temporary Camp
It doesn’t get much worse than living without a kitchen week after week. To help alleviate the strain, set up a temporary kitchen away from the construction area, or budget certain times to eat out during the project.
As we mentioned earlier, remodeling your home can be nothing short of a headache, but it is all worth it at the end when you have the kitchen or bathroom of your dreams!
For more specific tips on home remodels check out “Tips For A Successful Remodel: Kitchen” and “Tips For A Successful Remodel: Bathroom”