Preparing for a home remodel or renovations involves many things you need to stay cognizant of beforehand. Of course, the type of remodel will have something to do with how you prepare. However, there are a couple of general things you should adhere to no matter what type of remodel you have coming up.
Make Sure Your Scheduling is Airtight
Scheduling problems can severely mess up your remodel in a number of ways. You need to make sure you have the time open in your schedule for the remodel to happen. This becomes even more important if you have others in your household, such as children or pets.
Make sure everybody knows when the remodel will occur, and how long it will take. Make sure you confirm the date with your contractor as you get closer to the scheduled date. If you have to make changes, you should let your contractor know way in advance.
Protect the Rest of Your Home
No matter what type of remodeling work you intend, make sure you protect the areas of your home closest to where work will occur. With any remodeling job, there’s a good chance that debris and dust will rise up. If you’re not careful, these things can cover a lot of things that you would rather they didn’t.
- Hang plastic on doors
- Cover furniture with plastic
- Remove things from walls
- Follow all of your contractor’s instructions
You should also ask your contractor if there’s anything additional you should do to prepare. An experienced remodeler will have experience with the type of work you plan to have completed.
The contractor may just know a few things that can help you prepare you wouldn’t have thought of. In the end, if you remain diligent and keep communication open with your contractor, you shouldn’t have any issues.