Managing a remodel is something that can be fun and very exciting. However, it can be a lot of work. Here are some helpful tips you can use when working with your design team to achieve your desired house renovation and remodeling goals. These tips are courtesy of our friends at Houzz.
The most important thing you can do for yourself and your home is to become a list writer. Making lists is vital when it comes to project management. This is the only way you can properly organize your thoughts and action items and get them done in a timely manner. This also helps the contractor you choose to stay on task as well. With that being said, the most important list to have when remodeling a home is your scope of work or specifications document. Being specific is very necessary when it comes to remodeling when it comes to timelines, materials, and budgets.
Make sure everyone involved in the remodel is on the same page. If you are coordinating with multiple professionals and subcontractors (cabinet makers, plumbers, electricians, etc.), then it would be worth indicating whose responsible for each task. Make sure you don’t schedule tasks that may interfere with one another or overlap too much. Mark your calendars and coordinate with your contractors so you can efficiently get everything done and in the right order. Some elements may require other tasks to be completed before their part comes into play so keep that in mind.
Plan everything ahead. Have your designs, materials and fixtures decided on before starting any work on your house. The process will be much more enjoyable and take less time when you have everything lined out. If you haven’t planned, you may find your options to be much more restricted based on work that’s already taken place. This will save you a huge amount of time and money along the way, and it will significantly reduce your stress levels during your project.
Never assume. Write your specifications and drawings in your plans. Never assume that someone else will know exactly what you’re talking about unless you explicitly state it. Include every itty-bitty detail, no matter how picky it may seem as it’s better to be safe than sorry. Even down to the color you want your grout to be, the direction you want your tile to run and what your specific timelines are, you need to be elaborate. Details are your best friend during remodeling.
We hope these tips will lead you to a successful remodeling project, making your home exactly what you want. Being precise and making your mind up beforehand are the main things that will keep your remodeling on time and correct. Happy remodeling from your friends here at Home Remedy!