Don’t Be Afraid to Ask Questions
It’s a terrifying prospect to welcome a stranger into your home to tear it apart and reassemble it into an updated version. So, in addition to reviewing your contractor’s references, licenses, and insurance information, you should inquire about permits, inspections, the number of personnel you can expect in your home, and how to contact him.
Time to Hire
Once you’ve finalized the design, got a complete list of materials, and an estimate that fits within your budget, it’s time to hire. Check all of the specifics, including the timeline and details, payment plan, and what to do if there are any challenges to settle.
Step 3: Make Your Space Available
Prepare the room for your renovation project to help it get off to a strong start. You don’t want workers arriving on Monday morning to discover the kitchen cabinets they’re removing piled high with plates. You also don’t want your possessions to be harmed or covered in dust and trash.
Rent an Onsite Storage Container
At times like this, all homeowners struggle to find a space for all of their belongings. If you require storage, consider hiring a portable storage container to keep your possessions safe while keeping them close at hand. There’s no need to transport anything across town to a storage unit when portable storage can be delivered right to your driveway. And, if you need something in the middle of a project, you can go out to the container and grab it whenever you want.
Make Alternate Living Arrangements
What will you do if you don’t have a kitchen or a bathroom? Will you have to relocate for an extended period? Is it possible to stay with relatives? While your kitchen is undergoing renovation, you can use a microwave in the laundry room. There are ways to establish temporary living space within your own home.
Take Priority Photos
Any time you have a significant home renovation, it is good to document the project from start to finish. Remember to take pictures before demolition, during the renovation, and once the project is complete!
Step 4: Complete Your Renovating House Checklist
You’ve hired your contractor and signed the contract. It is now time to make the transition from old to new. A few things will help put wind in your sails when it comes to getting it done.