Home renovations can be the most daunting task. Renovation projects are filled with unknown variables such as repairs you didn’t know you had to address, extra materials you didn’t know you needed, or even things make just take longer than originally planned.
You can’t plan for unforeseen circumstances, but you can prepare to be both organized and adaptable during your home renovation. The secret to a stress-free home renovation is being flexible and ready for whatever may come your way.
Ask yourself these questions: Why are you renovating? Are you trying to gain space, necessary upgrades, or increase your property value? Take some time to really think about what you want. Ask yourself what you would change if you could or needed to, and then ask yourself what renovations are nonnegotiable from a home maintenance perspective.
With your budget in hand, make a list of priorities. It is useful to prioritize the renovation projects broadly as well as within a specific project. For example, it may be more important for you to replace the flooring in the kitchen before replacing the counter tops. It is important to make sure that you are aware of what you feel you need done first. Establishing priorities will help you align your resources with the most pressing renovations and allow you to create a roadmap for all your renovations.
It is important to remember that the time it takes to renovate may vary. You should establish a timeline for completion, as it is good to have a working deadline to stay on track. Be aware that home renovations don’t always go smoothly, and a deadline can be delayed a little bit by unforeseen circumstances.
Plan for delays. It also helps to do renovations one at a time. Even thought it might be tempting to get everything done at once, forgoing multitasking and focusing your energy on one project at a time will help you keep better track of everything that is going on. This will also keep you from getting overwhelmed.
Don’t Cut Corners
Whether you’re taking on home renovations yourself or enlisting the help of a contractor, don’t be lured by shortcuts. Even if it takes longer, it pays to do the job right the first time. If you’re driven to cut corners because of cost savings, consider carefully if less expensive products will actually cost you money down the line. Before the renovations begin, carefully assess the current condition of your home as this will help you gauge whether you need professional expertise and give you a starting point.
Rent a Storage Unit
Remember, things inevitably get damaged. Whether it’s from flying dust, or falling lumber or tools, your furniture is subjected to a lot. To ensure your belongings stay safe throughout the renovation, consider renting a storage unit. Lincoln Self Storage offers month-to-month lease options, so you can keep your items away from the madness for as long or as short a time as you need. Did you know that you can also use a a unit to store any excess building materials safely and easily. We are happy to help point you in the right direction. Contact us today, and we will help you find the perfect unit to make your home renovation even easier!