When you are in the process of getting your home remodeled, everything can seem like it takes too long. From mapping the design of your new addition to determining the best roofing material, everything seems to be an obstacle to the end goal—your new renovation. At Intelligent Design Corp, we understand your desire to get the renovation moving along, which is why we put together some tips you can take to make the process move swiftly.
Tip #1. Create a Realistic Budget
Your budget is the lifeline of your renovations. In fact, problems with the budget could cause a home improvement project to stop completely. To avoid this problem, it’s important that you establish a realistic budget before your general contractor begins working on your project. To ensure your budget is protected, many people include a contingency budget to ensure they have enough money to finance everything they want with their new renovation.
Tip #2. Prep the Site
Of course, you expect your general contractor to demolish and prepare the site you will be renovating. However, there are some aspects of site prep you can do yourself. For instance, if you are adding a room and you need a tree removed, you can hire a professional to take care of this without the assistance of a general contractor.
Tip #3. Hire a Team to Manage Post Construction Cleaning
Another task that will help streamline your construction project is hiring a company to do post construction cleaning. Although you can have the construction crew clean up each day, it’s an expensive way to spend your money. Instead of relying on skilled talent to do tasks such as cleaning up the site, you can hire a professional to do this at a lower cost. If your construction site requires crew members to handle hazardous materials, then you will need to consider hiring a professional who is capable of managing hazardous waste materials.
Tip #4. Try to Eliminate Changes to the Project
Design changes are time-consuming. Instead of asking for changes while project work is being carried out, you should ensure that everything you want for your new renovation is included before hammers begin to fly. When you make changes after the project starts, it cost more to incorporate those changes, and you will likely extend your project’s due date beyond the original date.
At Intelligent Design Corp, our goal is to help you get the home of your dreams. One way we do that is by delivering a construction project within the scope, budget, and timeframe you want. However, if you keep these tips in mind, you could expedite your project, which saves you money and time.
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