Whether you’ve been planning a major renovation of your home for years and are finally getting around to it or you just want to make some changes to a single room, so it functions better for your family, no remodeling job is necessarily easy. There are typically some adjustments your household will need to make while the project is ongoing and some sacrifices that may need to be made financially. This can all lead to a lot of stress. The more you prepare for your residential renovation, though, the easier it will be for you to get through it with aplomb. Some great preparation tips are outlined below.
Do plenty of research
One trap that some homeowners fall into before they start renovating is not doing enough research. This can take various forms. Some people don’t spend enough time looking into contractors and fail to select a reputable professional to do their work for them. Others fail to really consider what they want to accomplish during their remodeling projects and end-up without a solid plan. This can often lead to wasted time and money, and even dissatisfaction with the final result. It is worth the effort to do lots of research ahead of time and go into your renovation with total confidence.
Carefully plan your budget
You have probably heard horror stories about homeowners whose renovations ended up costing them double or more what they had planned due to unforeseen circumstances. While it is possible, and even likely, that you’ll run into unanticipated issues during your job, pre-planning an appropriate budget is a key to avoiding financial ruin. When you prepare your remodeling budget, make sure about 20% of it is allotted for incidental expenses. This should alleviate a great deal of pressure if and when you need to pay for things you hadn’t initially factored into your design scheme.
Make sure valuable items are stored
A high percentage of homeowners endure more renovation stress than they have to because they are worried about their most prized belongings getting damaged during the construction process. The most logical way to combat this is to simply store anything valuable (monetarily or sentimentally) until the job is done. You don’t need to put things in storage outside of your home; simply moving them to another room that isn’t being worked on will be sufficient.
Understand what is coming for your family
This was alluded to in the opening paragraph of this guide, but in order to have a successful renovation, you and your family need to be prepared for the lifestyle shifts you’ll have to make during the project. If, for example, you are gutting your kitchen and starting from scratch, you will probably need to eat out or eat at loved ones’ homes for a while. Or, if your bedrooms are going to be entirely torn to pieces, you may need to spend some time in a local hotel. Understanding these things ahead of time will make your renovation go much more smoothly.
Now that you know how to properly prep for your upcoming remodel, it’s time to call Hatch Homes. Our expert team will provide great service and high-quality workmanship every step of the way. We enjoy helping families throughout North Carolina and South Carolina transform their homes and sincerely look forward to learning more about the project you have in mind.