Most of us are pretty good at managing small renovations now-a-days. After all, how hard can it get to fix a broken window or a leaking tap? Especially now that we all have a teacher and an instructor right at our fingertips in the form of the internet? Most modern home makers even like painting their own walls and hanging their wall papers themselves.
But what about the bigger renovations? Those repairs and revamps that even the internet cannot teach us to deal with. What do you do in the face of a major home renovation? If you’re clueless about the answer to this, then here are a few of our tips to help you out.
Consider hiring the professionals
We’re all for DIYing whenever it’s possible. It’s cheap and it also feels more special. But some situations are best left to the professionals and experts. Rather than hiring a complete stranger, go for a contractor that a friend or family member has worked with before. Ask for their help with recommendations. If you’re in a brand-new city where you don’t know anyone, do your research online instead. Don’t forget to ask about renovation packages as well…!
Be sure you are ready financially
Hiring professionals doesn’t come without a price. Even with things like renovation or innovative interior design in Singapore it’s possible that you may find the professional charges a little high. Make sure you’re ready for this. Always ask up front about their charges, and also the costs of the materials. While it may seem more prudent to buy your own supplies, in the long run, your contractor may be able to get the supplies for cheaper. And if it isn’t necessary, try to not do the renovations of the whole house together.
Take every precaution to reduce the mess
You already know that major home renovations are going to cause a huge mess. This is one of the biggest reasons why most people try to avoid doing it in the first place. But the mess it creates can be managed by taking a few precautions. For one, you could talk to your constructors and ask them how they’d keep the mess to a minimum. You can assign a separate entrance and exit to the renovating area, so that the mess doesn’t spread. If possible, ask them to do most of the drilling and sawing outdoors.
On site, or off? Where should your family be?
Giving your home a major makeover is costly enough that most people go to great lengths, trying not to add to the expense. Therefore, they don’t even consider moving out while the construction is happening. But while most professionals are used to working carefully, even when there are children underfoot, it is undeniable that without that distraction, work will complete in a better speed. There’s also the fact that all the dust it generates may even cause your little one to fall sick; inevitably costing you more than you anticipated…