A professional organizer can help you coordinate the logistics of number four on this list. A great contributed post.
Home renovation projects have the ability to send even the most organized of people into overdrive. Not only do you have to project manage, but your home — your sanctuary — is going to be thrown into chaos for the duration of the work.
Keeping a cool head from the start of your project right through to the end is often easier said than done. If you have never embarked on a renovation project before — or have, and want to make sure you manage it better this time — then the step-by-step guide below should be able to help.
STEP ONE: Define What You’re Looking For
Understanding exactly what needs doing is essential; you might have an idea of the improvement you want, but aren’t sure how you can get it.
If your roof is leaking, then you might be confused as to whether you want a repair, or a replacement. Similarly, if you have mold issues, you know you want them fixed, but you’re not sure what the fix is. Spend a little time researching your problem and the most likely solution to it.
STEP TWO: Seek Quotes
When you know exactly what you’re looking for, it’s time to track down some quotes.
Always take the time to look for experts, rather than jacks-of-all trades. For the aforementioned roof issue, you’re always going to be better off with the likes of crownremodelingllc.com/roofing than a general handyman; for the mold, you need a specialist rather than an all-purpose cleaning service. This applies whatever your issue; seek your quotes from recognized experts rather than companies that offer a variety of disparate, unrelated services.
Ideally, you want to obtain at least three quotes for the work.
STEP THREE: Choose Your Professional and Agree A Contract
You should always sign a contract stating the work that is being done, the timescale, and the cost. Don’t just verbally agree a contract with your professional; this could leave you without any recourse if something doesn’t go to plan. There’s a good guide to what should be in your contract at http://time.com/money/3737265/remodeling-contract/
STEP FOUR: Clear The Space For The Renovation
Clearing the space in preparation for a renovation is essential. Remove all furniture and fittings — such as curtains — from the room or area in question. If you don’t have room to store these items, then you may have to hire a storage unit for the duration of the renovation; find the right unit for your needs by reading through https://lifehacker.com/5859303/how-do-i-choose-a-storage-unit. This is well worth doing, as not having to negotiate furniture and other hazards will allow the job to progress at a quicker pace.
STEP FIVE: Clean and Tidy As You Go
Vacuum and wipe down the area being renovated every night and drive any debris to the dump. This will make your final clean-up far easier.
STEP SIX: Complete The Renovation
You’re done! Your renovation is complete, you’re happy with the work, and you’ve managed to organize it from start to finish– definitely time for a round of applause!
As the above show, even managing big renovation projects is more than possible if you stick to a defined plan. Take your time, do your research, and never make a decision in a rush– if you keep these tenets in mind, you should be able to glide through your renovation and be back to normal before you know it.