Try Not To Change Your Mind. Everyone will change their minds at some point during a home remodeling project but, every time you change your mind about something it will result in either a change in cost, time or order. Also remember that whoever you have working on the job needs to be informed of any changes so this doesn’t result in contractors working on an old project plan! It’s ok to make a change everyone does during the process, but just be cautious of all the disruptions it can potentially cause!
Try Not To Delay Decisions. The best thing to do before starting your project is to make all your decisions before the job is scheduled to begin. Once you pick out/order things like paint, trim or faucets and make all the necessary appointments for painters, plumbers/contractors and then after decide to go with something else you then have to reschedule everyone for a different date/time which can be tricky if workers are busy or booked up. This can cause a potential long delay in your project! So it’s best to have everything ordered and picked out before the home remodeling is set to begin, no one likes to be set back or wait to start something.
Take Kids & Pets Out Of The Home. Of course any contractor will try and accommodate your family, but in a sense they shouldn’t have to. If you want your project done swiftly, safely and accurately then you should try and make arrangements for the house to be empty while the project is in effect. Also let’s face it, it is never safe to have children or pets around when there is any type of construction going on, especially if it’s a big project with multiple contractors in and out.
Try Not To Be A Distraction. This may sound a little abrasive but every time a contractor is having a conversation with you it takes away from the time they could be working on your home (which is what you are paying them for!) Think of it this way, if the conversation has no merit to your project then it’s best to have it after to job it completed.
Always Over Budget. It is best to always have a little more then you have budgeted for when starting on a remodeling project! Almost all of the time things never cost less or equal to what you have had set out in terms of cost. This is why we go back to “Always make your decisions beforehand” because it can save not only time but money as well. If you have things picked out and already ordered then you know there will be no surprises during the remodel.
Remodeling can be a very stressful time in one’s life, so I hope these few little tips can save you some troubles so you can sit back and just look forward to how great your home will look after it’s completed!