Remodeling your home can be a very stressful process. Between the mess, the noise, and the invasion of contractors, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. However, by properly preparing for each phase of your project, you can reduce the amount of stress you experience. This blog post will discuss some tips on dealing with renovation stress and making the process as smooth as possible.
“Remodeling a home should be a smooth, scheduled process that feels well managed so you can continue your normal routine as much as possible.”
Find the Right Remodeling Company
You should carefully choose a design-build company or general contractor that works well with your family. For instance, hire a general contractor if you are a hands-on person and would like to get involved. A design-build firm would be a great choice if you have limited time in your daily life and want someone who can handle all aspects of your project. As a result, finding a company that aligns with your flow and management will help deal with renovation stress.
Planning extensively with your design-build team is the key to a smooth remodeling process. It is important to pull back all the project layers to minimize mistakes and change orders that could drive up a renovation cost. It is essential to address your needs, design preferences, and budget expectations during this stage.
Your contractor or design-build team should take the time to understand your vision and create a plan that aligns with your goals. With thorough preparation, you will reduce renovation stress, hasty-decision making, and common problems.
Set a Realistic Schedule
A realistic schedule will help you plan for the various stages of remodeling, from demolition to completion. Having a timetable lets you know what to expect and prepare for your family’s needs. Please remember that changes will lengthen your completion date for a project.
Protect Your Living Spaces
To increase comfort and reduce stress during the building stage, you need to properly set up your home for construction. This step involves protecting your living spaces from dust. You can accomplish this by installing sealed plastic barriers between the construction site and your living area and removing any pictures, furnishings, and personal belongings that could get damaged.
Setup a Temporary Kitchen Before Construction
When renovating your kitchen, you should set up a temporary one to cook and prepare meals. A design-build firm will set up a temporary kitchen for you and minimize other disruptions in your daily life.
Asked Good Questions
Before actual construction begins, you should meet with your team to discuss the logistics. Here is a list of important questions to ask:
- Where will the construction materials be stored?
- How will the crew dispose of the construction debris?
- What entry points and bathrooms should the carpenters or subcontractors use, and should we add a lockbox for easy access?
- What are the working hours for the field staff?
- Who will be your primary contact regarding progress updates, potential design changes, and any last-minute decisions?
- Are there any special considerations for children, pets, or security systems?
Request a Warrant Walk-Through Upon Project Completion
To ensure peace of mind, we recommend having your build team perform a “warranty walk-through” six months to a year after the completion of a project gets finished. They should revisit the project and evaluate their work. If any defects in design or construction develop, they should correct the problems with no additional charges.
We recommend hiring a team that can carefully and seamlessly guide you throughout the remodeling process. It is overwhelming to renovate your home because of all the decisions. While some homeowners may want to manage and take on all the moving parts of their renovation, our clients lead busy lives. They prefer to hire a single company to handle their project from planning to completion, making their experience pleasant and less stressful.