Laying the Groundwork for a Successful Remodeling Project
Home remodels are an exciting time; everyone wants the best possible experience. But many homeowners have come to expect the nightmare project that they’ve heard their friends and neighbors talk about. There’s no reason to believe you can’t have a great remodel, especially if you start out your project on the right foot. Here are some things you can do to increase the chances that you’ll enjoy your remodeling experience.
Make sure your house is remodel – ready. Some prep work prior to starting a project will put your mind at ease. Move your fragile and precious items that you don’t want broken or dusty out of the work area and into a safe zone. If possible, move out the big stuff like sofas and rugs and seal them in plastic sheeting.
“Be prepared for a few hiccups and hurdles along the way, it’s the nature of remodeling,” said Normandy’s Director of Design Troy Pavelka. “But just trust that it will all work out.”
For their own safety, keep your pets and kids out of the construction zone before, during and after hours. During the warmer months, offering a glass of water to the tradespeople can go a long way, making your project a favorite house to work at.
By all means keep the lines of communication open throughout the process. Ask your superintendent or designer questions or express your concerns, especially if you are hoping a tradesperson can tackle an extra project, they can help facilitate that. Or if you don’t understand something, just ask.
“Getting started on a major home remodel can feel overwhelming but it doesn’t have to be,” said Troy. “Your goal is our goal – a beautiful home renovation completed on-time and on-budget.”
If you are contemplating a renovation project for your home, you can set up a time with Troy to talk about the possibilities. You can also learn more about additions, kitchens or other remodeling projects at an upcoming workshop. Check out the photo gallery or follow Normandy Remodeling on Facebook and Instagram for even more home tips and inspiration.Read more like this: living through a remodel, living through construction, Troy Pavelka