Now that warmer weather is gracing several parts of the country, many new remodeling projects are underway. From whole home makeovers to even the smallest closet expansion, it is always wise to prepare yourself for what is in store for the smoothest of transitions. Here are some ways to help get yourself and your family ready for your upcoming home remodeling project.
Set Up Accommodations
In the event that you are remodeling major areas of your home, you may want to vacate altogether for the period of construction. Whether you are renting a temporary space or staying with relatives, plan on staying a week past the expected finish date of your remodeling project. This gives a buffer in case of any unexpected road bumps that may create delays. You may also need to keep in mind that your belongings will need a place to stay out of the way, as well. Look in to local storage centers if you need to empty out rooms. The time buffer can also give you time to move your belongings back in if you choose to store them.
Leave Room in the Budget
Leading up to a big remodeling project, it is always smart to leave a cushion in your budget. This will help with any extra costs that arise, or if you decide on any changes throughout the makeover. In the best case scenario, and what Sea Pointe strives for, you will be able to keep that cushion as a nice present for yourself if no further construction costs accrue, and possibly use it for decorating your new space!
Take Before Photos
What is more gratifying than seeing your finished space? Being able to compare it side by side with what once was! Take before photos not only to document any changes for personal files, but also for memories and to show off what a great difference has been made.
Cover and Protect Furniture
Depending on the size of the job, things can get messy during a remodel. Whatever furniture or belongings you decide not to keep in storage should be covered and protected with a waterproof tarp. This will help keep the debris of construction from damaging any of your possessions.
Alert the Neighbors
As a courtesy, neighbors may appreciate the heads up that you will be remodeling. Your home makeover does indeed affect them, as some projects may produce construction noise during the day. If your project involves demolition, waste containers could potentially use several spaces of street parking as well.
Sea Pointe Construction strives for not only the highest quality of remodeling work, but also the smoothest process with our clients. We will go over the work schedule so that you have a clear picture of what will be done and when. You can count on your project manager to oversee day-to-day operations to clear your own mind space for more important things. We will keep you up to date with our progress so that you are never left in the dark. Call us today for a free consultation for your remodeling ideas.