When you take the time to plan out your North Caldwell, NJ, home remodel project, you can be setting yourself up for a smooth process. Even more so, you could make changes today that will help contribute to the sense that you practically have a new home when the construction is complete. Home builders and home remodelers may suggest taking these steps before a renovation project to ensure its long-term success.
Conduct a Clean-out
Knowing that your home will be under construction for potentially a lengthy amount of time, cleaning out every room in your home can make the process feel less overwhelming. When you work with your home remodeler to set a timeline for a renovation project, perhaps start then to clean out one room every three days. Even cleaning out a room weekly will help your home to feel more ordered as the construction dates near.
For the items you no longer want, you could start a donation pile among your family. It can be helpful to use the rule that if you or your family have not used or worn an item in the last year, it is time to donate. You might be surprised at how much stuff you no longer need.
Choose the Essentials
For many home remodels, the process can take some time, and you will need to pack up what you do not need in the near term to make room for the construction. You may want to set aside simple place settings just for your family during a kitchen/dining area remodel, for example, or you may find that other accommodations may be necessary to steer clear of the construction while it is underway. The same can be true if you are adding a master wing and converting an existing bedroom into another purpose. This will give you an opportunity to declutter your wardrobe and perhaps start anew.
When you think through these plans and are realistic about how long the project could last, you can feel better prepared and focus on the wonderful outcome—a transformed home.
Evaluate Your Security
Since there are so many skilled tradesmen coming into your home daily, it can be a good idea to evaluate your security system, to ensure that your home builders and home remodelers will be able to come and go as they need to during the renovation.
Don’t Forget Your Pets
The home renovation process is busy and can change the routine for the humans involved but don’t forget the impact it can have on your pets. Make preparations for them to stay at a relative’s house if possible, or look ahead to make sure whatever accommodations you are making for your family can involve the pets, too. If there is any time they will need to stay in the house, a good plan of action can be to repurpose a part of the house, if possible, where they are enclosed and will feel safe even near noise.
You could potentially plan to spend special time with them before and after the work day of your home builders or home remodelers, if you are able to stay in the house. The more normal you can make their lives in the meantime, the more likely they will be able to quickly adjust to their new home.