Starting a Renovation at Your Home? Here’s How to Prepare for a Home Remodeling Project
Home remodeling projects are big undertakings, which is why it’s essential to properly prepare for them before your contractor arrives on demo day. You’ll be glad you did when the renovations at your home go smoother than you expected. Read on to learn what to do.
Determine Your Budget
First things first: determine your budget. If you’re on a limited budget, your project may need to remain mostly cosmetic, without the removal of walls, plumbing relocation, electrical work, etc. A more comprehensive renovation will cost more. It’s a good idea to take return on investment into account here, too, as that can make a big difference if you’re undertaking a home remodeling project to put your house on the market. Your budget will also affect the sorts of materials used throughout the renovation, which is an important design element to talk to your contractor about.
Prep Your Family
To prevent your home remodeling project from becoming disruptive to your family’s daily life, make sure to consider and discuss your home dynamic with your contractor before the project begins. Talk to your kids about keeping their rooms and other high-traffic areas clean and discuss the potential for disruptions to their schedule. Most contractors will happily work around your family’s schedule; keeping that line of communication open is essential to make sure everyone is on the same page.
Pets are a big consideration, too. Chemicals and power tools can harm or scare furry friends, so consider boarding your pets or leaving them with friends and family during renovation.
Prep Your Things
Construction zones can be dangerous even when the area is clean, so be sure to move as much furniture and other home décor as possible to a spare room or the garage during the renovation. Don’t forget about the rugs—these can create tripping hazards! Wrap immoveable furniture and home décor with a protective covering to keep them from breaking or getting dirty throughout the home remodeling project. You should also remove pieces of fine china from the cabinets, wrap them, and place them safely in a box in the garage until everything’s back to normal.
You’re Ready to Begin!
If you follow the steps above, your home will be ready to go on day one of your home remodeling project! You’ll thank yourself later for setting yourself up for success—and so will your contractor. Get in touch with Mueller Remodeling today to learn more about our home renovation services!