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Home Remodeling Do’s And Don’ts

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The benefits of home renovation and remodeling are immense. Every project you complete adds value to your property. You can make your home more spacious and alluring, and improve the general quality of life. However, renovation is a complex undertaking. As such, it leaves a lot of room for mistakes. Although your remodeling contractor can help you avoid most of them, it never hurts to get some info in advance. Therefore, here are some big home renovation Do’s and Don’ts to be mindful of before you jump into the project.

DO take the time to make a detailed plan:

A responsible and detailed plan is the essence of every successful project, especially when it comes to significant undertakings, such as home renovation. With that said, it always pays to be as meticulous as possible.

DO Make a list of everything you want to do:

Whether you’re remodeling a kitchen or an entire house, you always need to know what you want to do. To this end, a simple checklist can be your most powerful ally. Take the time to write down everything you want to accomplish. It doesn’t matter how minor a task is. If you want it done – note it down. It will help you a lot to have clear goals in front of you at all times.

DON’T Randomize the tasks:

Instead, once you have the checklist, sort the tasks in order of importance. When you separate essentials from the finesse, it will be easier to focus on specific tasks. This will save you a significant amount of time, money, and nerves in the long run.

DO plan what you’ll do while work is in progress:

Don’t forget how home remodeling can impact your daily life. There will be periods where you won’t have running water or heating for days, or you won’t be able to work from home because of the hustle and noise. Therefore, it’s smart to plan for temporary accommodations in this period. Or, at least, prepare an area of your home that will allow for unobstructed functioning.

DON’t rush:

Planning when the home remodeling will take place will help you organize your life better. Furthermore, it can make the entire project more affordable. For instance, remodeling your home during winter can seem counterintuitive. However, it offers a lot of benefits such as:

  • Lower work cost;
  • Availability of better contractors;
  • Availability of cheaper materials.

As you can see, it pays to do some research. In this case – quite literally.

DON’T be reckless:

Understandably, you want to live in your dream home. After all, who doesn’t? However, you mustn’t go out of your financial boundaries. Yes – it’s fantastic to live in a dream home. Still, it’s much more important you don’t struggle once you do.

DO Make a list of everything you want to do:

Whether you’re remodeling a kitchen or an entire house, you always need to know what you want to do. To this end, a simple checklist can be your most powerful ally. Take the time to write down everything you want to accomplish. It doesn’t matter how minor a task is. If you want it done – note it down. It will help you a lot to have clear goals in front of you at all times.

DON’T Randomize the tasks:

Instead, once you have the checklist, sort the tasks in order of importance. When you separate essentials from the finesse, it will be easier to focus on specific tasks. This will save you a significant amount of time, money, and nerves in the long run.

DO plan what you’ll do while work is in progress:

Don’t forget how home remodeling can impact your daily life. There will be periods where you won’t have running water or heating for days, or you won’t be able to work from home because of the hustle and noise. Therefore, it’s smart to plan for temporary accommodations in this period. Or, at least, prepare an area of your home that will allow for unobstructed functioning.

DON’t rush:

Planning when the home remodeling will take place will help you organize your life better. Furthermore, it can make the entire project more affordable. For instance, remodeling your home during winter can seem counterintuitive. However, it offers a lot of benefits such as:

  • Lower work cost;
  • Availability of better contractors;
  • Availability of cheaper materials.

As you can see, it pays to do some research. In this case – quite literally.

DON’T be reckless:

Understandably, you want to live in your dream home. After all, who doesn’t? However, you mustn’t go out of your financial boundaries. Yes – it’s fantastic to live in a dream home. Still, it’s much more important you don’t struggle once you do.

That said, you want to set up the payment in stages. Talk to your contractor to make a work plan and set milestones. As they reach each one, you’ll pay them for that stage. As an added precaution, make sure they agree that you pay for the final stage when all the work is done. This is your assurance the company will see the job through from start to finish and that they’ll return to redo anything if the need arises.

A bonus Do and Don’t:

This list of home renovation Do’s and Don’ts is an excellent baseline for any remodeling project, regardless of scope. However, since this is such an extensive topic, here’s an additional DO: Keep in touch with your remodeling contractor. And a bonus DON’T: Never hesitate to share your ideas and vision with them. A contractor will help you crystalize it and find solutions to make the whole process easier and cheaper.

DO declutter before the work starts

Efficient and unobstructed workflow is imperative when you’re in the process of
home renovation. You need to be aware that, once the work starts, your home will
turn into a mess. There will be materials everywhere, tools scattered across the
house, and workers running around the place. Therefore, you should do everything
in your power to enable them to function without tripping over your belongings. Take
the time to declutter before the renovation and, if possible, store excess items
where they won’t be in the way. If you handle your household belongings first, you
ensure the better efficiency of your workers. And, by implication, faster completion of work.

“Be good to your house and your house will be good to you:

 
All solutions for home living have some advantages and disadvantages…“There are no perfect solutions out there, only the ones that are perfect and work for you.”
Chris Town

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