Choosing to remodel over buying new is a great way to make the most of your current home. Remodeling is a big decision that involves a lot of planning, so it is key that you know what is involved before starting the process. With these helpful tips, you can rest assured your remodel will go as smoothly as it possibly can.
Depending on what part of the house you will be remodeling, certain areas may need to be packed up. It is important to use clear boxes or ensure your boxes are properly labeled in case you need to find something while your remodel is in progress. Proper labelling will also allow you to organize the boxes by room, which will make things easier when unpacking.
Getting rid of items you don’t need when packing boxes is the perfect time to declutter! Instead of throwing things in the trash, we suggest donating. This will allow you to free up space, while giving back to those who need it most.
Organize Essential Items
Keep essential items close by, so that you do not need to disrupt the construction team every time you need something. It is a great idea to keep essential items in organized and labelled Tupperwares or Ziplocs to prevent you from losing them. This will also make it easier when searching.
Create A New Routine
There is no doubt that a remodel will change the way you do things, especially when it comes to daily routines. It is important to create a new routine based on the areas being remodeled. Ensure you always have a plan b. If your kitchen is being remodeled, set up a cooking area outside or in another area of your choice. If the main bathroom is being remodeled, ensure you have access to another bathroom such as the basement or master bathroom.
Because you will be using less space in your home, it is important to make the most of every square inch, especially when it comes to storage use. Some of the best multi-functional rooms include the laundry room, entryway or mudroom, and spare bedroom or home office.
Use this time during your remodel to spend more time outdoors, especially in the spring, summer, and fall. Setting up an outdoor kitchen, heat lamps, firepit, seating area, and overhead covering such as an umbrella or pergola is the perfect way to maximize your time outdoors. If your outdoor space is not big enough, go for a walk, hike, or bike ride. There are plenty of fun outdoor activities to do during the warmer months besides staying home.
Start A Project
Take this time to start a project you have been putting off such as building a shed or treehouse, gardening, setting up your patio furniture, or organizing the garage. Not only will you feel accomplished, but you will also save yourself more work down the road.
No matter the type of home remodel, these helpful tips will ensure you are prepared. Enjoy a smooth remodel with our team of professional and experienced Advisors. They will help guide you through your remodel, ensuring you are at ease throughout the process. Our Advisors will provide you with consistent updates throughout your project, as well as ensure your project is on time and on budget.
Call (604) 264-7366 to speak with one of our Advisors!