The thought of undertaking a major renovation in your home can be equal parts thrilling and terrifying. Transforming your space is exciting, but the cost and possible inconvenience of the renovation process can give you second thoughts. Fortunately working with experts like the team at Quantum Construction can greatly reduce the fear factor. We’ll work with you every step of the way to ensure your space is transformed to suit your lifestyle now and for many years to come. But there are also some things you can consider throughout the process to make your renovation run smoothly.
Before you get started it’s important to have a really good idea of what you want to do to your space. Scour design blogs and magazines, and save images of styles and design elements you like so you can share them with your contractor. It’s always easier to show than tell, and these images will help you better communicate your vision and ensure you and your contractor are both on the same page before you start.
One of the other first things to consider is your budget. You can start by determining exactly what you want to do to the space and either scale your renovation to match your budget or save up to check everything off your list; or set your budget first and determine your renovation from there. It’s important to make sure you also prepare for the unknown that can arise once you start tearing down walls or ripping up floors – best practices suggest you have an extra 20% above your budget to handle any unforeseen issues. Having an honest, reliable contractor will also alleviate budget stress. At Quantum we will work with you to find renovation solutions that fit your budget and suggest cost effective design options or materials that you may have never considered. We’ll also check in with you throughout the job to ensure things are on track.
Another important step is choosing the right contractor for the job. It’s important to do your homework. Research online reviews and talk to friends who have worked with contractors recently. Ask your contractor about their experience and if they could share images of some of their jobs with you. Our team at Quantum is happy to share customer testimonials and examples of our work with you.
Before the renos start and you have a timeline of the project, be sure you have a plan to live around the renovation. For instance, if you will be without a kitchen or bathroom for a week, make sure you make other arrangements during the project. Being prepared and having a plan beforehand will reduce the stress and inconvenience in the moment.
Renovating your home is an exciting way to breathe new life into your house and add value to your property. And with the right research, the right contractor and the right attitude, it can be a rewarding experience. Contact us today to discuss your next renovations and let us help you turn your dream into a reality.