Inadvertently hampering the progress of the massive home improvement project happens with little things that fail to get done in preparation. Below are a few ways you can assist your contractor and work crew speed the project along to completion.
Will you be able to stay in the home?
You may or may not be able to stay in the home during your huge improvement project. Check with the contractor for clarity on this issue. There may be safety concerns with dust, fumes, and other things that can make staying in the home impractical for the duration of the project. A good contractor will give you an honest view of the noise, dust, and smell involved in some renovations and the level of discomfort that is experienced.
Plan for Containment of Kids and Pets
The excitement that comes with a flurry of noise and activity will get both kids and pets curious. Most contractors will be using power equipment that can be dangerous. Plan to keep children and pets out of the way for their safety and the safety of the crew working in your home. It will help avoid unnecessary delays to stop work in progress to remove little ones that want to know what is happening.
Discuss What Should be Done Before the Arrival of a Work Crew
Being helpful in small ways will move the project along faster. Check with the contractor about a few simple things you can do before the work begins. It may be as simple as removing personal items and furnishings from particular rooms under renovation. They will appreciate the extra help at the start.
Do Not Move or Change Anything
One pet peeve of any contractor is to come back in the morning or from a weekend break to find things moved around or somehow changed. You may feel this is somehow helpful, but it can seriously interfere with workflow. Only move things that are necessary. Preparing the areas ahead of the project will make the need to move things less frequent. Ask the crew next time if there is an item you need, and they can assist or move things to make access easier.
Call on an experienced renovation contractor like Renovation Experts and get your project started right away!