Are you planning a big renovation? Then it’s only natural to feel a tad anxious. Very soon, builders, carpenters and decorators will be taking over some or all of your living space and making large scale changes to your home.
Therefore, it’s worth preparing yourself properly before they arrive at your door. Here are three key tips.
• Get ready for noise
Even the most professional builders are going to make some noise as they go about their work. Whether it’s the squealing of saws or the hammering of nails, you are going to have to make ready for some pretty irritating sounds cutting through your home’s formerly peaceful air. So, if you work from home or like to take a nap during the day, you are going to have to come up with some alternatives, unless you’re lucky enough to have a house big enough to do these activities far from your renovation team.
• Accept that delays can happen
Regardless of how good your contractor is, a delay may simply be unavoidable. In the construction industry, when workers get ill or equipment is not delivered on time, it can wreak havoc with a job’s schedule. While most projects should come in on time, don’t be too panicked if the schedule has to adapt during the process.
• Make your decisions beforehand
During a big renovation, you will be posed many, many questions by your contractor. They are not doing this to stress you out. They just want to make sure the job is done precisely to your satisfaction. So, before things kick off, decide in as much detail as possible what it is you are after, from the type of finish on the skirting boards to the position of your electrical sockets.
A large scale renovation can really breathe new life into your home. To make sure the process is as non-disruptive as possible, make sure you prepare properly beforehand.