Two steps you should take before your renovation project begins

If you have decided to renovate your property, there are a few preparatory steps you should take before the process begins. Read on to learn more.

De-clutter your home

De-cluttering your home before the construction workers arrive is crucial if you want to ensure that your renovation project goes as smoothly as possible.

Removing clutter will make life much easier for your building crew, enabling them to perform tasks quickly and efficiently without having to clamber over furniture or remove items from a specific room before they can get their work done.

For example, if you're having your bathroom renovated, it would be wise to take all of your toiletries, as well as the toilet roll holder, the shower curtain and any decorative objects out of the room before the plumber arrives.

This will not only make it easier for your plumber to do their work, but will also reduce the likelihood of them accidentally damaging these items as they go about their business; plumbing jobs (particularly anything that involves changing the layout of piping) is both very messy and destructive, and as such, could quite easily result in a mirror being smashed or expensive cosmetics or other products being destroyed.

If your entire property is being renovated, you should also remove any hanging artwork or mirrors from the walls, curtains from the windows and fragile objects (such as glass or crystal ornaments) from tables and shelves. All of these items should be carefully stored in an attic, garage or a self-storage facility until the renovation work is complete.

Decide where you will live during the renovation process

You might be struggling to decide whether or not you should live on the property whilst the renovation work is being carried out. There are quite a few benefits to doing so; it would, for example, enable you to closely monitor the construction work and thus ensure that the project stays on schedule. It's also considerably cheaper than living at a hotel or renting out another property.

However, being present throughout the course of a renovation project can also be incredibly stressful; the constant noise, coming and going of labourers and general chaos that ensues can make even the most laidback of people feel tense and anxious. Furthermore, buildings sites are quite dangerous; the presence of power tools, sharp nails and toxic substances could present a risk to your family, particularly if you have young children or pets.

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Do you need a contractor to help around the house? Are you planning on remodeling, adding an extension, pouring a new driveway, doing landscape or starting another home project? Then, this blog is for you. However, it also has posts for construction professionals who hire contractors in the course of a project. If you are looking for tips on how to manage contracting teams, ideas for hiring equipment, employment questions or related information, this blog is also for you. Welcome. My name is Tom. Through the years, I have managed a large construction company and hired a lot of contractors to do work on the investment properties I own. Now, that I've stepped back from working full time, I decided to start a blog with tips for consumers and business owners. Enjoy.

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