Preparing for a renovation not only includes planning, having a budget for it and hiring a contractor. As a homeowner, there are things that need to be done as well even before the renovation began.
Before your contractor comes, there are some things that you must do such as the following:
Fix Your Schedule
Sure, the contractors would work around your schedule but if you want the work to be done immediately, fix your schedule if you could get time away from work that would be better. Fixing your schedule so you could be around during the renovation could save you time since it would be easier for your contractor to get your approval every time they have to ask you something. Supervising them could also save you time since you would be able to communicate with them immediately what you want and if they are doing something that is not to your liking.
Clean and Tidy Up
It would be easier for your contractor to start with the renovations if the area is clean. If they are remodelling the bathroom, remove your toiletries from there. Keep it bare to avoid any mishaps as well. If they are renovating the garage, park your cars outside and if there are any tools in there, remove them since the contractors would bring and prefer to use their own. If they are renovating the living room or bedroom, remove all artwork or any hangings from the wall that might fall when they start drilling or moving things around. Take a hint from contractors and RG construction specialist to help you prepare for your home renovation. Hide all your valuables as well so there would be no chance for misunderstanding should something be misplaced or taken.
Talk To Your Children and Corral Your Pets
Before renovation begins, talk to your children and corral your pets before. Talking to your children would calm them once they see strangers coming into your house. It would also keep them away from where the renovation is happening so they could stay out of the way of the contractors and there would be no accidents involving your children. Enclosed your pets too especially if they get too riled up when they see strangers.
Inform Your Neighbours
Informing your neighbours beforehand is a sign of goodwill and courtesy. You are not legally obligated to seek their approval and they could not hinder you from any renovation or remodelling projects but informing them could help you maintain a good relationship with them. Having the decency to advise them before all the noise and all the strangers coming into your neighbourhood would be deeply appreciated. Of course, the case would be different if in case the renovation includes a shared fence or any shared property.
Preparing your home for a renovation requires little to no effort from you. Once the renovation starts, you have to stay away from the contractor’s way. They know what they are doing and they don’t need you breathing down their neck every day. They are the best at what they do after all you would not hire them if they are not the best.