How to Prepare Yourself and all Aspects of Your House
for an Interior and Exterior Renovation
An Interior and Exterior Renovation coming your way? First of all, it is worth it to note that any renovation or remodeling, no matter how small, could present various complications. For starters, the limits for the use of the space, the dirt, strange people walking in and out of your house, and honestly, the invasion of personal space could drive your anxiety. You have to wage on the benefits when you make the decision involving any construction at your house. However, to prepare yourself and to manage your expectations could help assure the project goes well.
Talk to your contractor about the renovations
Start by establishing a dialog and trust with your contractor; he will be the best source of information. Walk through the spaces he will be working on and ask questions related to the process of the of the Interior and Exterior Renovation. At this point, make sure you understand the overall steps it takes to make your project happen. Also, get an approximate time estimation.
Evaluate the size and impact of the remodeling project
Ask yourself questions related to the space in renovation and how you plan to accommodate.
- Is the space being renovated an area you and your family currently use? How often?
- Should you store things away, or should you set up space, somewhere else, to replace that space you will lose?
- Should you cover things up in the surrounding areas. Covering is especially important if the interior or exterior renovation requires painting or sheet-rock work. A good contractor will do his best to isolate the spaces, but some debris always finds escaping routes to land on your favorite piece of furniture and such. Thus we recommend you cover things on your own as well.
- Find ways to isolate the area and try to avoid traffic while the work is being done.
- Schedule ahead and talk to the members of your family, so everybody is on the same page about the arrangements.
Be flexible with time and possible inconveniences
When it comes to construction, have into mind there might be other problems that will arise with your remodeling. Maybe you discover problems you didn’t know you had. On another hand, the weather and terrain could affect the timeline and process of the project. For example, rain and cold weather could delay paint jobs; extreme heat could make it dangerous for people to work on roofs, etc.