Pro Tips: How to Prepare for a Remodel

Many homeowners dread the idea of turning their home into a busy work site. A little preparation will help get your personal space, and your thoughts, ready for that renovation.

 

Set Your Expectations …” there’s going to be dust”.

Be prepared to clean more frequently, vacuum and change your air filters weekly. Before renovation starts, items should be removed or covered to protect them from damage and dust, microscopic airborne debris has no boundaries! Expect that there may be changes to schedule, due to supply or structure. Building codes change regularly; what was code when your home was built may not be today. If we touch it, we are responsible for bringing it up to today’s current code. Don’t be afraid to ask questions or communicate with your contractor and their team, that’s what we are here for.

 

Use Technology

Collect new decor ideas on Pinterest or Houzz. Pick-out a new paint color for an accent wall—the options are endless. Work with your designer to ensure the  form and function of your space meshes with how you use your space. Try new things to determine your style, and let’s get to work!

 

Get Organized

It’s worth considering what your space is primarily used for. A kitchen renovation, for example, may necessitate creating a temporary eating space elsewhere. Make sure to make a list of what will make life easier during this time. Plan for plates, cups, and cutlery to be easily accessible. It’s a good idea to stock up on non-perishables and bottled beverages for quick meals and snacks.

 

Take a small vacation!

All the planning in the world won’t fully shield you from the daily disturbances that accompany a home refresh. So, before exhaustion hits, give yourself a break with a few days away. Whether it is a staycation or a long weekend visiting friends, take the opportunity for breather, while we do the work.

 

At AG's Home Solutions, we have a pre-construction checklist we go through with all are major remodel clients. Remodeling can be demanding, so knowing what to expect during the process means less room for "uh-oh's" and more room for satisfied customers.