Masters Construction has many years of experience in the home improvement business, including renovations for all kinds of properties at all times of year. There are few less difficult times to have a renovation underway than the holidays, but if you have to do it, it’s better to do it now than to put it off. Here are a few tips that can help you get through those holiday renovations with as little disruption to your festivities as possible.
Be flexible, first and foremost
Planning as much as you can in advance is wise, but both you and the contractor have to be aware that interruptions can happen. That’s especially true at this time of year. Keep your expectations reasonable and be aware that unavoidable situations may change the scale or schedule of the project. You don’t need any extra stress around the holidays, so stay flexible and anticipate it.
Tell your contractor about your plans
Going anywhere nice for the holidays or throwing any parties? If you have any plans, it’s a good idea to bring them up with the team carrying out the renovations to make sure that they don’t clash. It may be better to ensure they’re not there on certain days, but you want to have this conversation as far in advance as possible to ensure that it’s not impacting the timetable for the project.
Make sure you have storage space ready
During the holidays, there tends to already be a lot more clutter with presents and decorations set around the home. A renovation is only going to add to that clutter with the tools and materials your contractors need. It’s wise to have a separate storage place set aside so clutter can be set to a minimum and you have a convenient place to store things when guests start arriving to the home.
Anticipate the holiday disruption
Both you and your contractors are going to need some time to enjoy the holidays. The project may not be completed by then, so ensure that you schedule together so you know of any disruptions and can better plan around them.
Keep miscommunication to a minimum
If something isn’t working or you’re unhappy with the plans, it’s better to bring it earlier rather than later. You don’t need to add to your holiday stress if the renovation isn’t going how you wanted, or you have changed your mind on a thing or two. The sooner you let them know, the sooner the right changes can be made and you’re back on track. Wait too long, and it may become harder to make changes, delaying the project’s completion well beyond the holidays.
All good home reno projects start with finding the right general contractor. You can find yours by getting in touch with Masters Construction at (613) 777-5200. We provide bathroom and kitchen renovations, full home renovations, and restorations so let us know how we can help you and we will get the project underway as soon as possible!