Remodeling A Home Checklist – 4 Ideas Not To Forget
For any successful home remodeling project, it is absolutely essential to have a checklist that will help you stick to your budget, ensure that the project is completed on time and that it meets with the highest quality standards.
Some items that should be included on your checklist include:
1. The Budget
You need to work out how much you can afford to pay for remodeling and then adapt the project to your budget rather than spend more to make your dream remodel a reality. Always pad the budget to cover incidentals or unforeseen events that could arise.
2. Your Contractors
Whether you only require a painter or a building contractor to take care of multiple requirements on a full-scale remodeling project, you need to ensure that they have the necessary qualifications and are registered with the necessary authorities.
It is also a good idea to check their reputation in the industry as well as assess their reliability for completing projects to the satisfaction of their clients within the required time frame
3. Planning Permissions, Inspections And Certifications
Many homeowners overlook the importance of having the required planning permissions and the work inspected throughout the project and this can come back to bite them at a later date.
Find out whether your remodel may require any building permissions and plan for regular inspections of any structural changes, electrics or plumbing that may form part of the remodel.
Upon completion, ask the building inspector for any certifications. Having these certifications handy when it comes time to selling your home can save you a lot of trouble and hassle at a later date as well as increase the market value of your home.
4. Guarantees And Warranties
This is another aspect of remodeling that is often overlooked by homeowners. Ask all contractors and sub-contractors whether they guarantee their labor as well as the building materials and other necessities that will be used in the project.
From the paint that is used to the most expensive appliances that are installed, it is important to keep a record of each and every one of the warranties and guarantees that are provided. This will cover you in the event that any problems arise within a few days, weeks or months and in some cases even years after the remodel was completed.
Remember that no matter how professional your building contractor and team, it is up to you to manage the project for the best results.
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