No matter how large or small your home remodeling project, you’re likely to hit a few bumps and challenges along the way. From product delays and equipment breakdowns to insufficient paperwork and insurance, the unexpected snafus can delay your home remodeling project. The following are important tips to help minimize problems.
Before you begin your remodeling project, you want to put together details to ensure a successful outcome. In addition to discussing your ideas with the contractor, you should have everything put down in writing. This should also include rules specific to the workers such as timelines, breaks, clean up and storing the equipment and materials on site.
If you have concerns throughout the duration of the project, you need to have a contact person who oversees the entire remodel. This person should be able to handle everything from calls to your local village to making sure the budget is being adhered to. This general contractor should also have a primary homeowner to report to. This will avoid future confusion when decisions need to be made quickly.
Adapt to Chaos
Your life is going to be turned upside down throughout the duration of the remodel, and you have to learn how to adapt. The daily rituals you once followed are going to be replaced with noise, obnoxious odors and workers coming and going. You need to find a way for your family to detox and relieve stress throughout this chaotic time.
While the contracts, permits and proper homeowners insurance may seem mind numbingly boring, you’ll find the paperwork to be the most important part of your remodel. Having a licensed, certified and bonded contractor can keep you protected in the event of an accident or injury. Your local village hall will also require permits to be filed before starting any home remodel project. While your contractor’s liability insurance can protect them in the event of a fall, your homeowner’s insurance can be of vital importance if you have friends and family members helping with the project.
Keep yourself aware of the possible mishaps that may come along the way of your re-modeling project and with the proper precaution, you may be able to avoid them completely!