As you dive into your next big home project - from installing new kitchen cabinets to entire room additions, you want to make sure you’re prepared for a smooth path to a better home. Without proper preparation, it’s easy to make some very common mistakes that end up causing a lot of stress, unnecessary expenses as well as wasted time. So be smart. Plan ahead and learn from the mistakes of others instead of paying for them yourself.
Trust Your Contractor
With all the DIY info out there, anyone can 'be' an expert. People think they know best – it’s their home after all, right? While that’s all true, there comes a point when you just need to trust that the contractor knows what they’re doing and let them guide you in the right direction, by making recommendations and suggestions to make your new home the best it can be. It's your vision, but it's a big undertaking that should be left to the experienced professionals. Every home comes with it's issues. Some have black mold or plumbing issues.
Don't Buy New Things Ahead of Time
Wait until things are in progress or finished to buy your accents and appliances. You don't really know if any of it fit. You'll end up going on a returning spree and with your contractor taking a jackhammer through the old tub to get the new one in—not worth it, in our opinion! Have patience. It's coming.
Move Your Stuff
While any responsible contractor will be respectful of your furniture and belongings, the chance of something being damaged if it’s still in the work space is much higher. Instead of leaving it up to chance, move your belongings out of the work space before things get started.
Your Home Is Not the Picture
People often give photos to their contractors to follow, but then they are disappointed when things don’t turn out looking exactly like the photo in the magazine or on the Pinterest board. The thing is, those pictures are heavily edited and touched up, (just like models) and even if your contractor or builder uses all the same materials, there is usually no way to totally mimic a magazine photo in real life.
Timeline to Completion
While an area of your home is being remodeled, there’s a pretty good chance that you won’t be able to use it during that time. If this is an essential area of your home, you might be stuck not being able to use it for much longer than is comfortable for you. If you need things to be completed by a certain date, make sure to tell the contractor at the very beginning so they can prepare to work towards that goal. Otherwise, things may be done on their schedule, within reason, but not necessarily your expectation.
In conclusion, we at Unique Home Building know that a home remodeling project is something that most homeowners do only once or twice in a lifetime, if at all. Therefore, the process tends to be totally new for most people. There are quite a few things to know before embarking on this journey, which is why we are so committed to informing you. You deserve to have a great experience and for your home to reflect your dreams, values and lifestyle.
Please, call us today, if you are looking for a contractor in Dallas, Texas to take care of your home rebuilding or renovation projects. You are in good hands.