A home remodeling project is an exciting opportunity. This is a chance to significantly improve your quality of life and transform your surroundings, but without the upheaval of moving to a new property. You’re finally getting to design the home you want and that is an extremely liberating experience for many of us!
How to Prepare for Your Upcoming Home Remodeling Project
But this is also still a big deal. It’s still a large job that is going to involve a lot of mess, a lot of expense, and a lot of time. It can be stressful going through the process of a remodel. Furthermore, it’s largely down to you to ensure that this process goes as well as possible. This comes down to your ability to prepare the space and to properly plan for everything that could go wrong. Here are some smart ways to do that to ensure everything goes as well as possible.
Top Tips for Preparing for a Home Remodeling Project
One of the simplest ways to prepare for a home remodeling project is simply to clear space. If you are having a bathroom remodeled and it’s currently covered in old, empty bottles of shampoo, then you will find that the workmen who come to do the job have no space to get to work. This will lead to more mess to clear up, and it will slow the process down.
If you’re paying per hour, then you really want to make sure the process is as easy as possible for them!
Get Tools, Supplies, and Spares
If you are going to be personally overseeing this process, then you need to ensure that you have all of the tools, supplies, and other elements that you need in order to handle the process. That is to say that you really don’t want to run out of paint halfway through the job and have to make a trip to the store!
Likewise, you need to ensure you have the correct number of tiles, the right amount of carpet, etc. And as an added tip, you should also aim to get extra when ordering everything you need. If you have “just enough” of everything, then you can almost guarantee that something will go wrong.
Even if you don’t end up using it now, ordering extra will mean that you can repair future damages to your rooms with ease.
Another tip is to measure everything that you are going to be using and the spaces that they are going into. This is your last chance to make sure that you ordered everything correctly, and that nothing that is coming is going to be too large or too small for your intended space.
Find Somewhere to Stay
If you’re not going to be the one who oversees the project however and you’re instead leaving this to workmen, you should consider getting out of their hair for a while – or at least finding out where you can get some respite.
This won’t always be an issue: if you are remodeling the spare room then you can easily continue to live your life around that process. However, if you are remodeling your kitchen and you don’t have anywhere to cook… then you need to have provisions. This could mean staying with a friend, it could mean discussing the use of your neighbor’s kitchen, or it could mean buying enough food that doesn’t need preparation.
Inform the Neighbors (If Appropriate)
If your work is going to be disruptive to the neighborhood, then the neighborly thing to do would be to inform anyone who might be affected.
Make sure that you have prepared the cash for the job, including any tip that you might wish to give, and any extra that you might have to pay for extra time spent on the project, or extra supplies and materials that are needed.
Try to get as precise a quote from all the suppliers and contractors as possible. But ALWAYS assume that you will end up spending more than they suggest. If you put that money to one side, then you can’t be caught out. The same goes for time – always assume the project will take longer than you think!
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