For some, there may be some stress and anxiety associated with taking on a home renovation. To help minimize this, here are 5 tips to make the remodeling process go as smoothly as possible:
As you interview prospective building contractors in Central Florida, be sure to take the time to do your research and ask the right questions before making your selection. When you're working with a building contractor that meshes well with your personality, style, and sense of urgency, you'll be much more likely to be pleased with the outcome.
Probably the most important thing that you can do to ensure a positive home remodeling experience is to communicate regularly with your building contractor. Determining your expectations for communication with each other should be established on the front-end of the relationship. Some best practices to ensure that the communication is consistent is to leave a backup number in case the primary contact person can not be reached and to keep a securely anchored notebook in the house where contacts can leave messages for each other.
3. Prepare for the impending remodeling project.
The pre-construction meeting with your building contractor gives you an opportunity to clarify building procedures, understand how the job will progress, establish communication parameters, and prepare for potential issues that may come to light later. Here are some other key questions that you'll want to address in this meeting:
- Which areas of your home will you make off-limits to workers?
- How will trash removal be handled?
- Will there be any interruptions to utilities during the project?
- Will there be onsite bathroom facilities for workers?
- Will you allow workers to play music on the job site?
- Are you comfortable with your building contractor placing a promotional sign in your yard?
4. Dedicate a safe haven in your home.
Many homeowners choose to stay in their homes during the remodeling process. If you do this, it's a good idea to dedicate a space in your home to serve as a safe haven away from the construction and chaos.
5. Be patient.
If you've watch enough HGTV, you'll understand that the initial timelines for remodeling projects are often extended. However, it's important to remember that any inconveniences that you experience during a home renovation will be well worth it when you see the final product. If you're feeling anxious, remember that "this too shall pass."
Having completed more than 500 custom home and remodeling projects in Central Florida, we know what it takes to make the process go as smoothly as possible for our clients. Renovating your home is one of the most exciting and rewarding experiences that you'll ever have. Contact us to learn more about the type of work that we do and how we can make your dream home a reality.