Once you’ve figured out the average cost of a bathroom remodel or received your kitchen estimates, it comes time for the physical remodeling. And as a home remodeling contractor company, we here at Mihalko’s General Contracting know how disruptive a home remodel can be to a homeowners daily life. Whether it be not being able to use a kitchen sink, use a doorway, or the fact that there are strangers walking through your home, a home remodel can be stressful. That’s why we here at Mihalko’s have put together a list of a few things to do to make the construction less stressful before it even begins.
Before the Renovation
1. The Important Things. When remodeling a room in your home you commonly use, it’s a good idea to place aside what you may regularly need. It’s a pain in the butt to search through packed boxes for a few simple items likes plates, towels, mugs, etc. Keeping a few of those things outside of the box will help make things run smoother.
2. Privacy. It’s hard to maintain privacy when a bunch of contractors are walking through your home. A great way to keep your privacy is to put up a few folding screens and room dividers. This will ensure that you can freely walk around your home and not have to worry about someone seeing you in your pj’s!
3. Designate Storage. Set up a temporary storage shelf in a place you’ll be able to reach during the renovation. Gather your most important things and store them there. This will be a great place to store those plates, mugs, towels, keys, and other things you didn’t pack away.
4. Kids. If you have small children, be sure to put up child safety gates around the construction area. Additionally, inform all of the construction workers that there will be children in the house. Children tend to be curious and might find a way to accidentally wander into the area.
5. Pets. Dogs and cats can become skirmish and jittery around loud noises, especially those of a construction site. If you know your pet is likely to become jittery, consider asking a friend to hold onto your pet for a week or so while your home is under construction.
6. Neighbors. It’s always nice to inform your neighbors that you will be having construction on your home. Not only will this calm their nerves when they see a bunch of trucks parked outside for your home, but it may also open them up to the idea of helping you out when it comes to laundry, or even a place to sleep.
7. Outdoors. If your contractor is going to be doing work outdoors, it’s important to keep it safe. Set up a safety gate or two at the entrance of the driveway, or ask your contractor to set up a small fence around the work area to avoid children or neighbors getting hurt.
As a home remodeling contractor, we here at Mihalko’s General Contracting know how inconvenient a home remodel and renovation can be. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do before hand to help make the remodel and renovation go much smoother. And when it finally comes time to remodel or renovate your home, call a general contractor you can trust. Call a general contractor that has been serving its neighbors in the Johnstown PA, Latrobe PA, and Altoona PA area for over 34 years. Call Mihalko’s General Contracting for your home remodeling needs.