Home renovations are incredibly popular, but they can also be undoubtedly stressful. While you’ll be delighted with how your kitchen or bathroom renovation turns out, you may encounter a few roadblocks along the way if you aren’t prepared for them. If you’re planning a home renovation in future, then read on for eight things you should really know about the process before it begins:
#1 – Your intended finish date needs to be reasonable
This is especially true if you’re looking for holiday renovations; if you want your home reno to be finished by Christmas, you should really start in the early fall. That’s not to say that the work can’t be completed in time, but it may be more of a rush than it should be.
#2 – Your budget should be subject to change
It is a good idea to set your budget beforehand, but be conscious that what you want may not fit into that budget. You likely don’t want your renovation to compromise on quality, so that’s why contractors like Masters Construction offer financing options. Make sure you are getting exactly what you want so your renovation will stand the test of time.
#3 – Get quotes from more than one contractor
It certainly helps to shop around for quotes before embarking on any home renovation project so you can see the real cost. At Masters Construction we strive to offer the most reliable and accurate quotes up front.
#4 – Ask plenty of questions before you agree to work with a company
Any reputable company will be transparent in their business practices and happy to answer any questions you may have, no matter how trivial they may seem! By communicating well with your contractor in the beginning, you can avoid any miscommunication down the road.
#5 – Be prepared for the noise
Renovating can be noisy work! If you work from home, or will be home during the day when your contractor is working, consider investing in some ear plugs with noise-blocking features to avoid disruption.
#6 – Ask for regular feedback on how the project is progressing
You may feel like you shouldn’t “check in” with your contractors during the project to avoid bothering them, but it’s important you are kept aware of any progress (or setbacks) in the schedule. Ask for updates as often as you wish!
#7 – Think ahead for how you’ll manage without machine access
During the renovation process, certain appliances may need to be disconnected or the power shut off. Take this into consideration beforehand and confirm the schedule with your contractor so you can plan around it.
#8 – It’ll all be worth it!
Sure, the process may be tough at times, but it will be 100% worth it in the end! Your new kitchen or bathroom will quickly turn out to be your favourite room in the house.
Ready to start your renovation?
If you are looking to embark on your first home renovation project and are unsure about the process, do not hesitate to reach out to the experienced team at Masters Construction. With a number of years in the business, and over 5000 completed projects under our belt, we are confident in our ability to turn your home reno dream into a reality!