5 Home Remodeling Don’ts Every Homeowner Must Know
Home renovation and remodeling doesn’t have to be stressful. With the right planning and adequate preparation, it can be done without too much fuzz or trouble.
Hiring a contractor is the best way to go when it comes to home remodeling. With a contractor, you can be sure that your home will get the fix it needs and deserves. And for them to get the job done in a timely and efficient manner, you, the homeowner, must follow the following rules and tips until renovation is finished.
Don’t delay important decisions.
Your contractor won’t do anything until it gets your approval. Decision making is very important if you want your remodeling project to go well. So make sure that all stuff that needs your approval is taken care of before handing them your house.
Don’t buy your own materials.
If you think that if you buy your own materials instead of getting them through your contractor could save money, think again. Yes, they might mark it up a bit but in the long run, you’ll save more if you buy through them. Why? A contractor knows where to get quality materials for a good price. Let them know your budget and surely, they’ll come up with an idea or two on where or how to get your much needed materials.
Don’t work without contingency fund.
Aside from the project budget, it’s also best to set a contingency fund. You’ll never know what needs to be bought or to be paid while renovation is on the way. If you have a good contractor, they can surely give you a good idea on how much contingency fund you must set up.
Don’t let kids and pets get in the way.
It’s best to keep your kids and your pets away while home renovation and remodeling is underway. If you can let a relative or a good neighbor take care of them until project is finished, much better. Aside from not being safe for them to be around while contractors are working, they can also cause some unexpected delay onto the project.
Don’t be a distraction.
Let the contractors do their job. As much as possible, don’t interrupt them and if you have to say something or wanted them to do something, best to talk with the man in charge. But as much as possible, don’t distract them at all. This is also why tip number 1 is very important.
Following these tips and tricks can surely make your home remodeling project fast, easy and worry-free!
I love a contractor with good communication! We’ve been having work done for a while so far, and hope to wrap it up this summer. It’ll be a relief to have it all done.
We will be needing this list soon. Thanks for the tips!
We are in the middle of some major remodeling projects. We are finishing our basement, and repainting her room, our living room and replacing our doors. Painting is the worst for me. I am horrible at it. I will be soooo glad when we’re finished.
We’ve definitely been so thankful to have contractor friends and families to help us purchase materials for DIY projects. It’s saved us so much money throughout the years!
I actually don’t mind home renovations. They can be a lot of fun but I can see how they would be stressful for some.