Coordinating with your remodeler, setting up appointments and schedules, working within your budget—there are a lot of things that can go wrong during a remodeling project, it’s perfectly normal to be stressed out during these times. However, poor planning may worsen the usual amounts of stress homeowners feel.
That’s why our designers and builders at Knockout Renovation offer these practical tips to help you survive your remodeling project and give you the peace of mind to actually enjoy your new home afterward.
Start With an Objective
What do you want to accomplish in your remodeling? Are you looking to upgrade an outdated kitchen? Maybe you want to turn an old bathroom into a modern sanctuary of comfort? It’s important to always work toward a goal, especially when undertaking a project that involves so many factors. You always want to keep everything moving forward to achieve what you want, but this would not be easy if you haven’t established a clear objective at the start of your remodel.
Set Budget Expectations
Money is a huge source of stress during remodeling jobs. Most of the time, the problem is a result of people failing to understand just how much the project is going to cost. Estimates are a good way to measure a working budget but they should be taken with a grain of salt. A good rule of thumb is to always set aside a contingency fund to handle unforeseen money problems. This should be approximately 10 to 30% of your total budget.
Stick to the Schedule
Following a schedule is easier said than done. Kitchen remodeling projects can get delayed by sudden plumbing problems. Bedroom additions can be set back by delays with material procurement. Home renovation plans can be thrown off by uncooperative weather. Make space for the possibility of a little bit of delay, but you want to stick to a schedule as much as you can.
Let our professionals at Knockout Renovation take the stress out of your renovation. We are your leading provider of design/build and home remodeling services. Give us a call at (212) 599-5060 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a visit to our showroom and set-up a free design consultation today. We serve homeowners in Brooklyn, Manhattan and in all surrounding boroughs of NYC.