How to minimize chaos once a home improvement project has begun

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Morningside Homes, LLC 720-231-5200 DRE# ER300941

Question:   What can I do to minimize chaos, danger and stress once a home improvement project has begun?

Answer;  Plan ahead.

First thing is to remember that whatever time frame the contractor tells you don’t count on it being done in that time frame. From experience.. it is never completed on time nor is it within the budget you are expecting.

Since your home will become a worksite once the remodeling begins, inconveniences will arise that can be minimized with a little planning.remodelling, demolition

Begin by having a frank discussion with the contractor to set guidelines and develop a clear understanding upfront about the various project stages and the processes involved. Talk, for example, about where building materials will be stored, how to best protect your belongings from dust and debris, areas of your home that will be off limits to workers and whether you will need to vacate the home for any reason over the duration of the work.

If a kitchen or bath will be out of commission, plan accordingly. It’s okay to move the refrigerator, microwave and toaster oven to the basement or another designated area where you can prepare meals to avoid eating out.

Equally important are the rules that dictate how workers can conduct themselves in your home.

Will they be able to use your bathroom and the telephone? Will they be prohibited from smoking, playing their radios or using profanity? Finally, remember to preserve a safe haven in your home where you can flee the chaos and dust and attempt to maintain your sanity.

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Thanks Chris and Patty, home improvements can be mega stressful, you are right good planning can help avoid a lot of problems.

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Hi Bob, It's never easy but so worth it in the end.

 

 

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