Renovating and building work are commonly mistaken with improvements. The first two involve serious structural changes on your home, while home-improvements might simple mean to re-carpet an area in your residence. Hiring builders for renovations is not a simple task because of the size of the projects, which usually is a quite big one.
This is why the first thing that comes in mind is to choose trusted builders. Finding a random person might lead to several problems – the job done badly, paying more money and even having to do unnecessary repairs. Besides that, it is good to have good understanding with the people on which your home’s renovation depends.
One of the most common mistakes is that people rush into large renovation projects without carefully planning the budget. The thing is that there should be some money set aside for the additional jobs that often occur. Whether it is for repairs that are uncovered on the way or else – it is always good to know that you can cope with the situation no matter of the unexpected payings.
Is the Work Worth it?
Ask yourself whether the invested money are going to have some effect on your home’s resale value. Answering this can be done by consulting a real estate agent. This is certainly a good idea if the renovation project is a big and costly one.
Renovating a New Home
When you have just moved in a new home do not rush into major renovations if they are not necessary. It the building work concerns lack of space or is up to matching your personal tastes – it really is better to wait several months for two reasons. The first is that with the time you might find a better arrangement which will allow you to have the required free space and will save you money. If it concerns personal tastes, it is good to check up with the neighbours – haven’t they thought of a better project than yours?
Cleaning Up During Building Work
Building work will bring you the kitchen of your dreams, the conservatory you have wanted or will make your house bigger. But before that there is some cleaning to be faced. If walls have to be torn down, dust will be found everywhere around. Besides this, there are much more issues before even getting to the part with the cleaning – some rooms become inaccessible and others have to cope with the extra use.
In order to not risk the junk to become too much there are some simple steps that will allow you to stay in charge of your home’s condition.
- If many rooms have to be accessed by the builders, make sure to have a particular order in which they will work. Make sure they will keep up to the initial plan in order for you to be able to use the rooms that are not needed yet, plus clean the ones that are already done.
- Dusty works should be isolated – do not allow the grime to contaminated other rooms.
- Preparation is essential for furniture, carpets and curtains – everything should be well covered or taken out of the work area. Breakable should be kept safe as well.
- One bathroom and a toilet better be maintained properly no matter the heavy use they get.
- Arrange where the rubbish will be put – whether it is going into the skip or else, but you certainly won’t like seeing all the rubbish in your garden.
Choosing a Builder
Word of mouth is one of the ways to ensure you make the right decision. Neighbours usually provide a good answer. Contract for bigger jobs is certainly a must as its non-presence might later lead to problems. Liability insurance should be there if something goes wrong.