If you are planning on remodeling your home in the near future, there are things you should consider before the project starts. The following is a list of eleven things you should expect during a home remodel.
Eleven Things to Expect During a Remodel
Even with elaborate ZipWalls, a fine layer of dust can gather in parts of your home far from construction.
It will be incessant. Whining saws, scratching Sheetrock sanders and thumping nail guns followed by bellowing compressors: in short, little peace or quiet.
- Triumphant highs
For you it may be the demolition of the ugly vinyl floors in your kitchen. For others it may be the installation of the carefully selected backsplash tile.
- Multiple sighs
Hang in there — remodeling fatigue will be short lived when you get to move back into your newly remodeled space.
- The unexpected
Count on finding something no one could have anticipated in your budget and your time frame, and you will be well prepared when it happens.
- Change orders
The unexpected’s cousin is the change order, by which any new and changed work is documented, along with added or reduced cost.
- Cash concerns
Even if your project is right on budget, the sheer amount of money you are spending may cause a bit of a freakout.
You and your contractor will likely be working from a schedule that assumes the world is a perfect place. It’s not.
Count on hundreds of questions that you’ll need to answer as your project proceeds, or select your architect as your proxy.
At the end of your project, expect one or two punch-list items that will take longer to resolve than anything else.
- A party!
Expect that you will want to show off your newly remodeled kitchen, living room or addition.
This blog post is based on a Houzz article: 11 Things to Expect With Your Remodel.