Are you planning on selling your home in Albuquerque and want to remodel first? If so, you definitely want the project to hum along so that you can get your home on the Albuquerque market. You can definitely have a big impact on how smoothly the process goes. What can you do to help speed things along? Here’s a few tips that will help make a difference and encourage your contractor to make sure you’re happy with the results.
Sure you’ve been watching all those home shows and browsing the internet and now it’s time to make all your remodeling dreams come true, right? You may want to step back and analyze what goals are realistic and which ones are not going to work. Many people get the wrong impressions just watching TV or browsing websites. You really need to consult with an expert to get a realistic view of what can be done and what makes the most sense for home.
Know What You Want
The time to pin down what you want is before construction starts. If you keep changing your mind during construction, it can delay the project and end up costing you more. Make sure you plan and budget as much as you can beforehand. It’s much harder than you think to change what’s being done during a remodel. Sure, changes can and will happen during remodeling. But you can keep those changes to a minimum by knowing what you want pinned down in advance as much as possible.
Set Up a Staging Area
Setting up tools and supplies every day takes time. If you have a secure space for your pro to keep tools and materials handy, that will also speed up the process. The less time it takes to set up, the more time they can spend on your project. And making sure the area is secure will also help reduce costs and save time.
Don’t delay important decisions that have hard deadlines. This not only affects the scheduling for your remodeling, but for the contractor’s other clients. It can also cause delays for acquiring materials. In the end, both you and your contractor are responsible for keeping on schedule.
Get Out of the Way
Of course you’re excited about the project. But that excitement can get in the way. Let them do their job, that’s what you’re paying for. Hovering over the workers can be distracting, even annoying, and delay the project. You hired professionals, so let them get the job done. Perhaps you can do a weekly or twice weekly walkthrough with them. This way the project will be done sooner.
Remodeling your home can be a rewarding experience, especially if you help your contractor with the tips above. And if you’re remodeling your home to sell, let us help you decide which projects will get the best return on your investment and sell your home faster.
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