Once you have the plan and the contractor, you are ready to start your home remodeling project. But how do you determine which area of the house you want to work on first? If you are planning a complete makeover, you don’t want to work on every room all at the same time. You may want to start at one end of the space and move onto the other. Here are a few things to think about before getting started.
No one wants to be without a working bathroom during a home remodeling project. If you have more than one bathroom, the transition might be a little easier. If you live with more than one other person, you may consider working out some type of schedule to make sure that everyone gets enough time. Consider making a basket or bag that you can carry your necessary bathroom supplies (shampoo, conditioner, makeup) back and forth from your room to the bathroom. It can get crowded really quickly.
The thought of eating out all the time may sound appealing at first but only a few days into the home remodeling project, you will be ready to get your kitchen back. Find out how much access you will have to your appliances. Some professionals will leave the fridge in a place you can access to keep some of your basics still available to you. If you can’t live without coffee in the morning, relocate it to another room in the house. Your microwave may become a critical part of your food planning so find a place with easy access to keep it.
While a bedroom home remodeling project may seem inconvenient, it may be one of the easiest changes to live through. If you have a guest room, plan to move in for the duration of the project. While you may not need to bring all of your clothing along, bring what you will need for at least a week or two at a time. If the floors are being changed, all of your furniture will need to be moved out anyway, so have them placed somewhere close by.
Any home remodeling project is going to take time and cost money. Many people choose to go with a professional to handle the work because they understand the amount of time they are going to be inconvenienced. Without the right tools or experience, it may take a while for a homeowner to take on the task alone. This could extend the inconvenience and add to the frustration that comes with change.
On the other hand, a professional comes in, helps the homeowner make arrangements to make the transition as convenient as possible and gets to work. In most cases, things run smoothly and the project looks amazing when complete.