How to Prepare For Home Renovations
Quick Tips to Help You Survive The Home Remodeling Process
We all know that home renovations can be an incredibly overwhelming task to think about, let alone to make a reality. But, there are many ways to make the remodeling process much less stressful for you, your family, and the team working to accomplish your dream kitchen, bathroom, or other remodeling project
That’s why our team at Evoke Builders has identified five things you can do to help you prepare for a smooth remodeling project.
It’s important going into the remodeling process that you are aware of the commitment it takes to have a successful project. Depending on your specific project, it could take time — a lot of time — which is why it is beneficial to have a plan. Mentally preparing is as easy as it sounds. To begin, take a deep breath and write down some things you will keep in mind to make the process easier.
-I know there could be delays, and that is okay.
-Because of my budget, I may not be able to have everything I want, but I am willing to compromise.
-I have a lot of questions, but I know there is an entire team here to help me get my questions answered.
No one knows your schedule better than you. Make sure you think about holidays and other events before your home goes under construction. If Christmas is coming up and you are planning on hosting, chances are, it isn’t the best time to start remodeling your home. Other than the commotion of lots of workers and construction noise, you may not have access to your kitchen or bathroom. Even if an event isn’t going on at your house, you need to have a strategy for alternate space and resources. If you are getting your master bedroom remodeled, for example, you’ll need to determine where are you going to sleep. Make arrangements to stay at a hotel or with a family member if you don’t have a spare bedroom. If the kitchen is undergoing renovations, you may need to plan to eat out a few nights a week or to purchase meals that require little or no prep.
Now that you’ve mentally prepared and made arrangements to work around the renovation process, it’s time for the fun part — designing! Look at magazines, websites, and any and everywhere else you may be able to draw inspiration. See something on Pinterest you like? Pin it! When you save links and have an exact picture of what you want, it makes things easier for you to visualize and easier for your contractor to make a reality. Remember, this is your investment, so it is up to you what the finished product will be!
Be Clear About What You Want
You have made a very important financial decision, which is why it’s important to be heard by your entire renovation team. Chances are you’ve chosen a contractor who you get along with and who listens to your ideas, but nonetheless, it is imperative that you maintain open communication if you want your visions to be fulfilled. Sometimes you will have to find a different option if something doesn’t fit into your budget, but a good designer should be able to help you to find something comparable within your spending limits. Just because something doesn’t work doesn’t mean you have to take the first alternative that is offered if it’s not what you want. Be open and honest with the designer and contractor, and remember, communication is key!
Although you should be clear with what you want, you don’t need to hover. It can be tempting to question processes you don’t understand. But remember, the company you’ve hired is experienced and they know what they’re doing. If you have questions definitely ask, but the more you are out of the way, the quicker your home renovation project will get done. The workers will need a lot of space to do their job so it’s not only important that you are out of the way, but so are children and pets! This will make things go smoothly and keep everyone safe.
If you have any questions or if there is additional information you’re seeking as you consider a future home renovating, please visit our website and fill out our contact form.
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