Home renovations are always full of chaos and confusion, but with a little bit of planning, you can reduce the majority of your stress. While there is not much you can do about the cost or the energy it takes to complete a renovation, these five tips from iRemodel Home Renovations can make the process much more efficient.
Create a Temporary Kitchen
If your kitchen is one of the spaces getting renovated it can really put a damper on your daily schedule. Instead of spending an arm and a leg on takeout, set up a temporary kitchen instead. Choose a room in your home that you can use to cook and store food. This can be the garage, a spare bedroom, or even your utility room. Set up your microwave, mini-fridge, and a camping stove to keep your family fed during renovations.
Save Your Receipts
Saving your receipts and compiling paperwork is a boring chore, but as you near the end of your renovations, you will be happy that you made the effort. File them as soon as they are generated to keep your confusion to a minimum. This will help you stay on budget, and it will also keep all of your warranties on hand in the event you need repairs. It is also a great way to ensure there are no disputes with your contractor overbilling at the end of the project.
Get and Stay Organized
Being organized will cut out the majority of the stress that comes from home renovations. Organize every aspect of your renovation project starting from the planning and time frame, down to the budget, and clean up schedule. Make folders for each aspect of the project and review them often to ensure everything is staying on track. This can also be a great way to keep everyone on the same page if you are working with several different teams for your renovation project.
Secure a Detailed Contract
One of the biggest hassles that come with home renovations is dealing with a contract. It is important that every aspect and detail of your project be included on paper before you start the work. Leaving out specifics could result in changes that you want not being made, or even extra charges accruing that you didn’t set aside money for in the budget. Make sure to set a strict timeline for milestones and final completion to avoid endless work delays as well.
Put Your Possessions in Storage
Depending on the scope of your project, it may be a good idea to move most of your items into storage. The last thing you want to deal with is costly furniture repairs, or having heirloom item damaged during renovations. If you are only working on a small portion of your home, consider moving everything in that area to another part of the house.
How We Can Help
No matter what, your Toronto house renovation project will take your time, energy, and cost a pretty penny. A well-designed upgrade will be worth the effort at the end, but with our tips, your project doesn’t have to be stressful. iRemodel Home Renovations is always here to help when you need a reliable company to complete your renovation dreams. Give us a call at (416) 825-2542 to find out more about our rates and services.