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Surviving Home Renovation


Tips For Getting Through Home Renovation

As your home ages, you start to see things that need to be updated. If you have no desire or inclination to move, it’s time to think about renovation. It can be exciting to make plans, but once you start to see things come together, it often gets overwhelming. These tips can help you figure out what you need to do upfront in order to make the process easier and more headache-free.

Tip 1: Take Time With Details

You will want to come up with an organized budget right away so you have your financial situation squared away. When you work with your contractor, be upfront about that budget so you are all on the same page. The designer and contractor should respect and work within that budget, no matter what. Setting those parameters early on in the game will save you a lot in the renovation process later.

Tip 2: Add A Cushion

When it comes to your budget, you will want to have money to fall back on in case something goes wrong with the renovation. There could be a mistake along the way or perhaps the contractor will run into a structural issue they weren’t planning on dealing with. If you have no money to back you up, the renovation could be over before it begins.

Tip 3: Set A Schedule

You will want to decide upon a start and finish time for your contractor so you are never surprised. You can tell them what time to arrive and what time they should finish, based on your schedule. If you don’t want a surprise at the door early in the morning, this is essential during the process.

Tip 4: Make Selections Early

The contractor will need a number of things from you, such as decisions on flooring, countertops, lighting, and other features. When you delay those decisions, they can’t do their jobs in a timely manner. It could lead to more costs later on. Ask your builder to give you a list of everything they need and the dates they need it by so you can get through that list before the designated dates.

Tip 5: Plan Outings

When you are around a home renovation, it can get messy and frustrating. You might want to plan to stay somewhere else, at least from time to time, in order to get around the inconveniences. You might even take a weekend away to a family member’s home so you don’t have to worry about hanging out around the mess for several days with your family.

Think Through The Steps

Home renovation may not be fun in the thick of it, but the end result is worth the hassle. The professionals at O&R Building are here to help you with the process from start to finish. You can get a free quote and we’ll help you figure out how to survive the process with as few inconveniences as possible. Home renovation isn’t something you do every day, but once it’s complete, you’ll be glad for it!