Tips To Survive A DIY Home Renovation
Dealing with a home renovation can be a very daunting task to some. Yes remodeling does sometimes involve ripping out walls and windows, but you don't have to rip out your hair! With some preparation, it is possible to survive your Morrow County home renovation. Here are some great tips to keep in mind when taking on a renovation:
Make A Plan Whenever you decide to renovate, start by creating a realistic plan that includes a schedule of every task you plan to undertake. Keep in mind the comfort of your family comes first; so if you are remodeling the kitchen make sure you keep in mind either you will be ordering a lot of pizza or dining out because you might not be able to cook!
Make Your Decisions Before Renovating Choose all the right equipment and fittings you need BEFORE you start the renovation! Everything from wall colors to the style of cabinets. After you have everything you need and have a definite plan to execute, avoid making any changes during the renovation.
Don't Be Afraid To Seek Professional Help Although you have decided to do the renovation by yourself, you can consult a professional if necessary for tips. If you end up doing more than necessary, you might actually spend more.
Let Your Neighbors Know Whenever you decide on renovating your home, make sure the neighbors know. You wouldn’t want to take on any brawls with the neighbors over any noise issues. You can always invite them over for a party after the renovation. They'll surely be co-operative if you take on a positive and friendly attitude.
Time IS Of The Essence Avoid making any major renovations if you're planning to start a new job or have a holiday away during remodeling or renovations. If you've got a big renovation project in hand, consider rescheduling your plans.
Limit The Disruption It's almost impossible to control noise and inconvenience while renovating. You can send the family on vacation or send the kids to Grandma and Grandpa's house to avoid them undergoing any inconvenience. It is best to keep the kids away from the dust and rubble anyways, not to mention out of your hair!
Herb Baldwin, e-Pro, Realtor, CDPE
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