Have you had a significant home remodel simmering for years? 2019 is the perfect time to cross that project of your wishlist! Depending on the type of remodel you’d like to do, you may find that you have a major project on your hands. Fortunately, with a little planning and a reputable contracting team, getting the house of your dreams doesn’t need to be a harrowing endeavor. If you keep a few tips in mind, you’ll be well on your way to a happier, more functional home.
Schedule An Inspection
The very first thing you should do before you begin a major remodel is to have a home inspection. If you’ll be doing a lot of work, this is the perfect chance to have any issues repaired while the construction team is already underway. If there are any underlying issues with your home, an inspection can keep you from finding out once the project is halfway through. Not only does an inspection help you prevent future problems, but you’ll be able to walk into your remodel knowing exactly what you’re working with. All too often, you hear horror stories of remodels where the construction crew finds hidden damage that exponentially increases the budget – having an inspection reduces this risk significantly. While it may add on to your costs upfront, knowing what you’re getting into and what needs to be done before you start can fundamentally change how you approach your project.
Have Your Priorities Set
Before you head to your contractor, you need to have a clear idea of what work you want to have done, what materials you want to use, and what design trends you want to see in the finished work. Once you have these priorities in order, you can work with your construction team to figure out what will and won’t work and how to move forward if there are any unexpected issues or budget changes.
Active construction work is loud and messy; one of the best things you can do is to work with your neighbors to be sure that they’re not surprised. Depending on the setup of your neighborhood, you may need to speak with them in advance about parking issues and have a plan for construction trash. While most teams will be respectful of keeping their mess contained, it’s still an active construction site, so be sure to have everyone informed. Additionally, you may need to consider staying with family or friends during the process. While some construction projects allow you to stay in your home, it’s not always possible or comfortable. Having an alternative housing option can be a significant advantage.
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