5 Things to Expect When Renovating Your Home


If you’re planning on a major home renovation, you have a lot of work ahead of you! Hiring an experienced general contractor like Reliable Contracting Services in Edmonton will help your home renovation go smoothly.

They will act as a project manager throughout your home renovation. That means you won’t have to worry about hiring, scheduling and managing all of the trades and different companies that will be involved in your home renovation. Edmonton general contractors will work with you to create a design plan that best suits your personal tastes and needs, help you choose specific features and see the entire renovation from construction through completion.

If you’re doing a major home remodel, there will be some disruptions in your house while construction is underway. To minimize this disruption and reduce stress, it is important you know the process and what to expect when embarking on a home renovation.

1. It is going to be noisy.

The construction process can make a lot of noise. There will be banging as demolition crews prepare the space for the new renovation. Power tools like saws, drills and nail guns will be going off as the crew works hard at creating the renovation you’ve dreamed of. Reliable Contracting Services will provide you with a schedule so you know which jobs will be done and on which days. This way, you can plan around the noise as best you can.

2. It will be dusty.

Demolition and construction will create a lot of dust, especially if you are installing new drywall. You might find a thin layer of dust on your furniture or in your cabinets for a week or two. You might have to wipe it up a few times but it will eventually go away. Reliable Contracting Services will ensure that they are cleaning up as they go to try to minimize the dust. You can also hang a sheet of plastic over the doorways that lead to the rooms that are under construction to keep most of the dust from spreading around your house.

3. People will be in your house early in the morning.

Your work day starts at 8:00 AM. The same goes for general contractors and trade companies. Be prepared to have workers in your house early in the morning. Make sure you get dressed, pour your coffee and eat your breakfast before they come, especially if they will be working in your kitchen! Though they will do their best not to intrude, you might find you have a little less privacy while your home is being remodeled.

4. Expect the unexpected.

If you live in an older home, you might get some unpleasant surprises as the home renovation is underway. For example, they might find the previous owners did a dangerous DIY wiring job behind your basement wall that will have to be completely replaced. They might remove your old tub to find the framing is rotting or worse, there is black mould that will have to be removed. Prepare yourself and your budget to handle these unexpected repair costs.

5. Be prepared to make a lot of decisions.

Home renovations require a lot of decisions from the homeowner. What colour do you want the living room walls? Do you want granite countertops or laminate? Hardwood flooring or tile? Should you install low-flow fixtures? Would you prefer brushed chrome knobs on your cabinets or nickel handles? It might seem a little overwhelming but once you get the hang of it, making these decisions can be fun! You are an active part in your home’s new style and design.

Edmonton General Contractors

Reliable Contracting Services’designs are a reflection of today’s needs, whether it be building a new infill or renovating an existing home. They will listen to your needs and they believe that anything can be achieved and foster an environment for the materialization of dreams.

Get started on your home renovation today!

Contact Reliable Contracting Services.

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