Monday, October 21, 2013

Preparing for the Construction of Your Remodel - Part 2

In part 1 of this post, we discussed a few ways to prepare for construction during your home remodeling project such as planning ahead for everyday activities and protecting your prized possessions, but the tips don’t stop there.

Here are a few more pointers that will help you get through it all:

Warn your neighbors

Depending on the size of your remodeling project, it may be a polite gesture to warn your close neighbors in advance. With possible noise disruptions and large vehicles making deliveries, they’ll be able to plan ahead. Heck, they may even invite you over for a few meals or showers while your home is under construction!

Keep communication open

One of the biggest tips we can offer for staying sane during the construction portion of a remodel is to make sure you keep communication open between you and everyone else involved in the success of your remodel. If there are things that are bothering you or that you’d like to stay informed about, communicate that. Encourage your project manager to keep you posted on anything that may disrupt the timeline or affect the budget as well.

Expect surprises

Ask almost anyone who has been through a remodel in the past and you’re likely to hear about surprises that crept up during the project. While your remodeling experts will do everything in their power to detect issues before they arise, some things are unpredictable. Surprises range from damaged parts sent from the supplier to mold or termites hiding within the walls, and most surprises add time and money to the project. This is why we always recommend having wiggle room in your budget and your expected completion date. The best part about working with professionals is that they have seen it all and will know the quickest, cost-effective solutions to handle most surprises.

While we know there will be times throughout your project where it will seem like there is no end in site, keep the faith. When the last bolt is in place and the final walkthrough is completed, you’ll be able to sit back, relax and enjoy your newly remodeled space for years to come.

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