When you make your mind about getting your house remodeled, the next worry that arrives is, how will it be managed? It definitely is one laborious job to do. Remodeling a house may take anything between six to twelve weeks minimum, and managing work schedules with ongoing remodeling project, family specifically kids or their schooling, let alone the financial arrangements, everything feels a hefty burden to take while getting a house done. Most times, just for the sake of this worry, many people keep postponing the project. There is no hard and fast method to go into a house remodeling project, but you should be aware of each and every step, its dos, donts, requirements and quick tips. The things which may be required pre-procedure or post-procedure.
IND Construction always make sure to keep their clients free from this worry. We not only provide a convenient plan about remodeling a house, but parallel to it, guide you about how to manage all this amicably.
Here are the 11 general guidelines we want to share with our prestigious clients, which will help you manage your remodeling project easier. We also provide customized guidelines with every remodeling project we takeover.
1. Prepare Yourself Mentally
Before stepping into the project, you should really prepare yourself mentally in depth. Remodeling a house in other words means refreshing it up. Updating it as per changed family needs with time, updating its presentation to match the trends, and reviving its tidiness which obviously is always lost with time, are some positive changes once done, brings a lot of positive changes to living indeed. And to gain something you always have to take some pain. So without taking any effort it is not possible to get all the rewards. All we can do is make the efforts more organized, planned, easy and most fruitful by taking some steps wisely.
2. Choose The Best Contractor For The Task
After you have made up your mind and find yourself willing to remodel your house, the most important and key factor is choosing the best contractor to go with. Good contractors not only redo your house but also they make it easier for you to get it done. They manage most things at their end, give you nice user friendly plan and budget and put fewer burdens on yourself. IND Construction have a team of perfectly trained experts in each domain, to provide you best services that too in an easy approachable way.
The first thing is to make a plan, written. Maintain a handwritten or digital diary. It makes the whole thing a lot easier perhaps. Writing down the detail of the interviews, plans given by your contractors, order to go in, the steps involved, the timeline for each step, the financial estimates, final bill records, the dos don’ts for each step, things to arrange, etc. helps keep everything organized, easy to process and not to skip or forget anything important. In the end a lot of hassle is saved, just by maintaining a plan for the project. We maintain written details for each and every project at our end. We advise our clients to maintain one on their end to make things easier; after all, the project works best when collaborated well.
Before you jump into executing the project you shall prepare yourself financially to make it happen so that nothing worries you in the middle of ongoing stuff. You can start sparing and saving from sometime earlier in fact. Once you think you have enough in hand or in the pipeline, start the deal with the contractor. Most payments will have to go in advance, and some with time. Your contractor will provide you with estimates and a financial contract listing all the details of the payment methods and times. With the help of your contractor, get a plan in your budget and keep a cushion for some unseens, as they can always arise. This is the best and easiest way to manage to get a house remodeled without getting worried about financial matters.
5. Time Frame Considerations
Your contractor will give you an estimated timeline required for the discussed plan, and keeping that in view, you must consider picking up some holidays or easy work season, so that you don’t get overburdened. Scheduling it in the best time available in the year is a decision you will never regret any time later. Working with a calendar and clock, plan it both ways.
6. Contractor’s Guidelines And SOPs
Your chosen contractor company will definitely have their standard SOPs and guidelines for remodeling projects. They will also make you a customized plan for your particular case before booking. You need to get aligned with all those things to make it work in a flow, or if there is anything that contradicts your situation by any means, you can discuss this pre-hand with your contractor company to save yourself or them from the hassle that may arrive later.
7. Before And After Pictures
Usually a good company also maintains before/after pictures of their previous projects in their record, but can also maintain a pictorial diary of the project, by taking pre, mid or post project photos. This era belongs to technology and we all have easy digital photography gadgets available in our hands. Must not be very difficult to maintain it. It helps at several levels to keep the project going well controlled. Before you jump to the next step, have a look at our Projects.
8. Staying In Or Moving Out Decision
There can be several ways to get the project done. You can move out from the house, specifically if civil work is involved. Any demolition or addition to the basic structure has to be done, it is better to move out for a couple of months to stay safe and let the project execute without trouble. For this purpose, if you get a new temporary house in a nearby location, it helps a lot to stay up-to-date about your project.
If no major civil work is involved, and the project otherwise is manageable by staying in, this will be guided by your contractor company, and you have enough space in your house to squeeze yourself in one part and let the project happen portionwise or floorwise, you can stay in too. All depends on the project under consideration and your contractor’s customized guidelines for it.
If anyone from your family is allergic to dust, fumes, or anything you should really consider moving out. Because then there is no better way out.
Everyone’s house gets cluttered with time and sometimes we do not declutter it over years. You have got the best opportunity to declutter your house clubbed with the ongoing project. Everything is going to get touched, moved, taken out, once at least, and that’s the best time you can shed unnecessary stuff, sort and make the keep-ables more organized and cleaned.
- You can pack or wrap the things you want to keep them safe and easy to move while working.
- You can remove delicate fancy lights, wall hangings and decorations and pack them well and store them at some safe place for the time being till the end of the work.
- You can also reduce the load of stocks and storage while the project is going on by consuming the groceries etc. and not bringing in bulk for the time. This will reduce the load of things to be handled automatically.
11. Area Wise Strategies
If there is any civil work involved it is always the first thing to be done. Then usually doing the kitchen as next is preferred. The kitchen takes most of the time and budget, and leaves behind many scrapes which can be used in other parts of the house to save cost.
While redoing every place has its own needs and cost time requirements, like living room, dining room, study, bedrooms, washrooms, wardrobes, hallways, entrance, storage, garage, outdoor, exterior elevation, internal external paint of the house. It’s better to discuss the order of redoing and particular needs pre hand with your constructor company. Having pre hand knowledge about such things helps bring out the most out of all these segments of the house.
If you are staying in while the project is going on, you will definitely choose 1 or 2 segments at a time and move their stuff to others for the time being. Making a layout of the order of the project makes it easy for you to grasp how things will go. And by doing such planning you can make the job hassle free going smoothly and giving you less headaches in the end.
Final Words From IND Construction
IND Construction provides every client with detailed instructions before starting any procedure which helps them go through house remodeling with an easy mind and least disturbing way. You can fearlessly choose us as your contractor company and we will make it an easy going memorable process for you. Before you contact us, please have a look at our Client Testimonials.