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The Dos and Don’ts of Home Renovation in Acworth, Georgia

home renovations acworthWhether you work with a general contractor or act as one on your own project, it is important to be prepared and making sure you are covering every detail during a home renovation. By following these tips, you will ensure that your project goes more smoothly and with less stress.

DO…

PLAN IN ADVANCE

When getting ready to renovate your home, having a plan and ensuring that you have inspected every detail can be incredibly beneficial to the smoothness and speed of your renovation. Ask licensed contractors about proposed schedules. If you are renovating on your own, without professional help, create your own schedule so the project doesn’t drag on too long.

SCHEDULE EVERYTHING

It is important to make sure you are considering the time it will take for every little detail of your renovation to be completed. This includes demolition time, potential delays, appliance shipping time, and other anticipated tasks. Doing this will help make sure that you are controlling the time of the project, not the other way around.

HIRE A PROFESSIONAL WHEN NEEDED

If you plan to carry out this project by yourself, understand that though most tasks can be done smoothly and easily on your own, but other more difficult and intricate tasks  might require a contractor that has training and specialized experience. Hiring someone like Georgia Interior can save you time, money, and the hassle of difficult projects.

KNOW THE SCOPE OF THE PROJECT

IN a recent study, the biggest regrets from completing a home renovation came from expanding on and renovating rooms without fully understanding the true extent of the task. Considering every angle, detail, and making sure you are aware of everything that will have to go into your renovation will help you to complete tasks quicker and more efficient. This will also help plan a budget and prevent any surprises later on.

DON’T…

UNDERESTIMATE THE COST OF THE PROJECT

Costs of materials, inspections, and contractors can add up. Make a budget That includes extra, unexpected costs that can turn up. If you plan to spend more, you will save yourself some panic is extra costs turn up, it’s always better to be pleasantly surprised by spending less money than expected.

FORGET ABOUT BUILDING PERMITS

The last thing you want is to finish your project only to find that you missed something and have to redo it or even start again. Make sure you find out any rules and regulations for your projects, including building codes and inspections, before you begin.

NEGLECT TO SHOP AROUND

Home renovations can add up to be an expensive project and if you can save money on something as small as light switch covers, all the better. Don’t fail to compare prices on everything. It may be tedious, but you will thank yourself later.

WORK WITHOUT A DESIGN

Whatever you do, don’t start a remodel without a detailed floor plan. A lot of elements interact in a space — put them all on paper and you’ll catch problems before they are built.

DELAY DECISIONS

If you want your remodel to go well, the best thing to do is make every single decision before work starts. A good builder can talk you through the list of situations that might come up on your job, but decisions about situations aren’t usually what cause delays. Instead, most of the issues are related to decisions about things like paint, trim, and faucet selection. These may seem small, but when your faucet is two weeks late, plumbers have to be rescheduled and the medicine cabinet door hits the faucet when it’s installed, you’ll see how something small can balloon into a week’s delay on a five-week project.

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Licensed and Insured. The last thing you want is a remodeler to be working on your property, only to find out they don't have the proper insurance or aren't licensed to do the work, because if something goes wrong or someone is hurt at a work site, you could be held liable for the damages. Make sure that the remodeler you choose has ample worker's compensation, property damage, and personal liability coverage.

References. The best way to ascertain if the remodeler you choose is skilled and competent enough to do the job is to ask for and verify a list of references consisting of past customers that you can contact. Customers that get what they paid for and who are happy with the job your remodeler has done for them are usually only too happy to provide an endorsement on the remodeler's work. Choose me, and before long you'll be on our reference list!