Whether remodeling the interior or expanding the footprint of your home, every homeowner wants a successful home renovation. If you rush, don’t plan properly, or place the project in the hands of an unqualified contractor, things can derail quickly. When you follow these dos and don’ts, you can achieve the home renovation you’ve always wanted:
DO Go In With a Plan
Before a single sledgehammer strikes, you need to have a detailed and thorough plan. Speak with the Tri-Link Builders contractor and design team to come up with a detailed list of every project to be completed. There should be a timeline and a clear course of action for every last item on the list. From ordering and delivering products to installation and clean-up, a hitch at one step could delay the project by days or weeks.
DON’T Change Your Mind
While it is possible to make changes during your renovation, every change requires a new order that takes time and can delay the project. You will also likely have to pay restocking fees if you have already ordered products that need to be replaced. Instead of changing your mind once building starts, go through every option in the design phase. We can show you what your room would look like with bamboo floors instead of oak, or quartz countertops instead of granite. Take all the time you need in the design phase, but stick to your decision once it’s made.
DO Limit Surprises
Imagine this: you have plans for a stunning kitchen renovation, with every penny going into high-end materials like marble counters and authentic hardwood flooring. Your contractor gives you an estimate without investigating behind the walls, only to discover there is asbestos, a termite problem, or structural issues that will cost thousands to fix. Investigate behind the walls and in the ceilings before work begins sure there are no surprises that could swallow your budget whole.
If you expect to be in the home for decades to come, then by all means express your personality with wild design choices. If there are plans to sell the home in the near future, then you should consider making aesthetic choices that appeal to a broader buyer base. This means no neon green floors or zebra print cabinet doors if you plan to place the home on the market.
These are just some of the dos and don’ts to keep in mind, and you’ll be on track for a successful home renovation.