As professionals, we want our clients to know all the ins and outs to prepare them for their renovation project. If they know all the facts, chances are no misunderstanding will rear its ugly head. Here are some things you should definitely know before starting your home renovations.
It’s Messy (And Will Be for a While)
Whether it’s your kitchen, bathroom or even outside space you’re renovating, prepare for dust, dust and more dust. Home renovations can be tricky to navigate but if you’re prepared ahead of time, you’ll be able to make the necessary adjustments to ensure your renovations aren’t too uncomfortable.
You Might Go over Budget
It’s not a given but sometimes unforeseen circumstances arise which costs you money. Theft, breakage and increases in materials are all possibilities. To ensure you don’t run out of cash, make provisions in your budget for these situations before you start your renovations.
It Might Take Longer than Anticipated
There are so many variables when it comes to working with humans. If one of the team members get sick, the job might progress slower. If the weather doesn’t play along, any outdoor renovations will come to a halt. While it’s possible to estimate an end date, it’s rarely accurate so be mindful of that.
More Often Than Not, Hiring Professionals Is Cheaper in the Long Run
If you think DIY is cheaper than hiring a professional, you couldn’t be more wrong. How much do you really know about home renovations? Professionals use high-quality materials and the proper equipment to ensure a job well done. Skipping a simple step like not applying a primer before painting can take years of your painting job. Instead of having to paint in 5 – 7 years, you’ll find your home needing a fresh coat in 2 to 3 years.
Be Open to New Ideas
The fact is, you’re not the professional here. You have an idea but your idea might not be realistic and possible to execute. Be open to the advice received from seasoned professionals. As experienced renovation contractors, we’ll do anything in our power to make your renovation dreams come true, within reason. If we find some aspect to be unrealistic, we’ll communicate with you and come up with an alternative together.
Need a renovation quote from a professional? Speak to the team at Bates SA today!