Looking forward to spring and all the things that you can get done now that cold weather is leaving us? You might even be thinking about spring renovations, and if that’s the case, now is the time to get started with your planning! There are a lot of aspects to a renovation and quite a few that you can take care of ahead of time. Here are a few things you can do to prepare for your spring renovations:
Pick Your Contractor
This is probably one of the most important steps. You will want to find a company that is licensed, insured, experienced, and fully bonded – and with great reviews, too. Ask your friends and neighbors to recommend someone they may have worked with in the past, and do your own research as well. Speak to each firm, and take a look at their references before you commit.
Make Your Plan
You will need to make all your plans ahead of time, including the layout and footprint, and all design choices. Details matter in any renovation project, and having your choices set in advance that will help to keep the process moving along, as well as manage costs. Make sure you take time to really think about how you will use your renovated spaces, and about the functionality and aesthetic you want to achieve. Talk yourself a typical day and a typical week, and think about the unexpected. Will your design plan allow you to function normally, and even better than normal? What bout solve current problems or answer the needs of today? Will you have more space and more flexibility after your spring renovation is completed? These are all vital questions to ask yourself before you start.
Get Yourself (And Everyone Else) Ready
Set realistic expectations when it comes to your spring renovation. Your life will be disrupted for a while, but for a really good reason! Make sure every family member or roommate is aware of what will be happening, and get feedback concerning potential issues. Have a timeline available for everyone to reference, and make sure to update it with any surprises or changes because they will happen. And don’t forget the furry family members!
We can help you to prepare for your spring renovations. Contact us here at Ascension General Contractors and let’s talk about your project.