The average home renovation can call for a lot of planning and knowledge in order to be completed successfully. This is true whether you plan to do all of the work yourself or even contract some of it out. To help make that upcoming renovation go as smoothly and easily as possible, here are five great tips to keep in mind.
Create a Journal
As the lead person in charge of your renovation, you will continue to have plenty to think about. Keeping a journal will help you to sort out all of the finite details of the process. Organize the journal into sections. These could include sections for:
-Rooms Being Renovated
-Questions to Research
-and any others as needed
Those who do not keep such an organized journal of the project will be at a distinct disadvantage. Be organized and able to master each area of your renovation’s progress with a simple journal.
Prepare Work Areas
Another crucial, beginning step to the renovation process lies in the preparation of your home for coming work. Most renovations create lots of in-and-out traffic, dust, dirt, and plenty of other hazards. Begin by carefully considering the areas to be worked in.
Are there valuable belongings there? Do the current floors or walls need to be protected? Move or protect each item of concern, and pay extra attention to covering ducts and smoke alarms.
Plan for Bathroom Facilities
In most cases, the renovator will need to pre-plan the use of bathroom facilities for workers and those living in the house. Sometimes outside, port-a-pot vendors are needed to provide ongoing facilities for the project. In other cases, a specific, pre-existing bathroom may be designated for all worker use. This will all depend on your personal comfort zone, the routing of traffic through the house, and plumbing implications of the renovation.
Plan for Trash Removal
Trash removal is a key yet often overlooked part of the renovation project. Your project will almost certainly generate more refuse than you would know upfront. Select a disposal company that provides the most options fitting to your project’s needs.
Many disposal companies, like Tri-State Disposal, offer a variety of dumpster sizes and dumping schedules. Look for a service that accepts all, heavy construction materials and that will work with you in all other areas of your refuse-disposal needs.
Plan Outside Areas
The outside of your home will probably end up being just as busy as the inside. You and any contractors used will need work areas. You will also need areas for material drop-offs. As mentioned above, you may also need to designate an area for a port-a-pot and a dumpster. Don’t forget needed parking for workers as well. Don’t sweat it though; your yard and outside area will get back to normal once it’s all done. This is all a very normal part of the process.
In conclusion, remember that renovations always have many parts to consider. Stay collected and keep these above tips in mind. In no time, you will be done and reaping the rewards of your home renovation endeavor.
September 15, 2016