We often think and crave for changes in life. The most viable and easy option seems to be that of remodeling our homes. The job is definitely a big one and requires a lot of handwork and expertise. Management of time, skill and money is extremely important. Each department needs to be handled with care as the completion of this task may require several weeks and maybe months even. Following are a few tips and tricks to prepare you for remodeling your house.
Many of us, who cannot afford a professional contractor, tend to become their own general contractors. The work however is so hectic that many a time a lot things skip out of the mind are not kept track of or are completely forgotten altogether. To get rid of this problem, one can keep an expandable folder with individual folders inside for each trade. Each department like, tiling, expenses, hardware etc can be put into separate sections and the accounts and progress can be kept track off and dealt with accordingly.
One of the most important jobs when remodeling a house is the electrical wirings and fittings work. Usually there is a set of codes and rules set for local houses and buildings that state that there are a limited number of electrical outlets required in a room. However, some electricians do not take care of this and work according to their own will if not looked upon. It is important to explain to your electrician exactly where you want the outlets and jacks to be and how high or low do you want them. This is especially useful if you have already envisioned where you want your furniture to go because you want to hide all the outlets and jacks behind the furniture.
An extremely useful tip is that you will always want to tell your painter or if you are painting yourself then you will want to save some paint for later use.
While buying paint none of us usually take in account the extra volume of paint that one might require after all the work is done and some re-touching is required. This helps saves time and money as you don’t have to go buy fresh cans of paints altogether only to give final touches to the rooms.
Often we neglect to look upon very important details when working on projects as big as your home. One thinks that everything has been taken care off when actually some very important details have been completely skipped. Before the plumber or anyone else when digs into the ground, you will have to call your local utility locator service to come out and examine and mark the underground utilities. This will help avoid your contractor from accidentally digging into and damaging the existing services. If you forget to get these utilities marked, you might have to cater very large repair bills that the utility companies will require you to pay, which will only be an added burden to your already burdened pocket.