Congratulations! The time is finally here to get your dream home. Starting a remodeling or renovation project is a big milestone when owning a home. All your design curation and planning are coming to life. Before you can get your new kitchen, entertainment space, or bathroom, there are a few things to do around the house. Here are four ways to prepare your home for a remodel.
Declutter and Clean Your Space
The first step in preparing for a remodel is to clean up your space. You will need to empty out the area completely for the team of contractors to start their job. This means removing everything from the cabinets, on the shelves, and on the countertops. You may also have to move your furniture, but make sure to ask your contractor what’s best.
Keep Your Finalized Design Ideas
It would be wonderful if your remodeling project went smoothly with no delays or problems arising. However, it’s best to prepare for the unexpected. You can prepare for your home remodel by reviewing your design ideas and picking secondary ideas.
Whether you want to design a trendy, luxurious bathroom or a timeless kitchen, it’s important to prepare to make tough decisions. Anything can cause a delay, from supply chain issues to electrical or plumbing problems. With these secondary ideas, your team can jump in without mishaps or confusion.
Upgrade Your Home Security Systems
During any remodel or renovation project, your front and back doors suddenly turn into revolving doors. A sea of contractors, designers, delivery personnel, and other professionals will be at your home, ensuring your designs come to life. Securing the rooms and items you leave in your home is important.
We recommend buying an in-home safe to protect your documents, precious gems, jewelry, and other valuable items. You should also purchase a video doorbell to monitor who’s coming in and out. You can even install cameras and smart locks for extra security, especially if you must leave home temporarily.
Remember To Take Your Before Pictures
When embarking on a remodeling or renovation project, it can seem like a million things are happening simultaneously. However, don’t forget to take before and after pictures of the rooms getting a facelift. After you remove everything from your rooms, it will be the last time you see it as it was. When you come back, you will be in a completely new space.