Top 5 Things You Should Expect

When Renovating Your Home

If you're going to be doing some home renovations, there's a lot of work ahead. You'll want to hire an expert for the task such as Heilman's Renovations. Heilman's can help you with all of your home renovation needs.

Your general contractor will act as the project manager during your entire home renovation. You won't have to be concerned about the hiring, scheduling, and the managing of the various trades and the various companies that are involved in a home renovation. You'll appreciate the care that they give you in your North Vancouver location from working with a design plan that will best suit your needs, tastes and what you want to accomplish. They will oversee the entire project from start to finish.

If you're having a home renovation done, there are going to be some disruptions in your home during the construction. In order to reduce the disruption and the stress, you'll want to understand the process and what to expect during the home renovation process.

1. It's Going To Be Noisy

It is very noisy during the process of a home renovation. There is going to be banging as the demolition crew removes walls, cabinets and the like. Power tools are going to be utilized such as saws, nail guns, drills and other tools. Work crews are going to be working hard to create your dream room. You'll want to ask your general contractor for a schedule of the process so you know which days they anticipate which tasks. In this way, you'll be able to anticipate what should be going on for any given day.

2. It's Going To Be Dusty

No matter how much you clean, it's still going to be dusty, especially when new drywall is being installed. You'll likely find a thin layer of dust on counter tops, in cabinets, on the furnishings and flooring for the next week or so. It may have to be removed several times before it's entirely gone. You could also hang sheets of plastic over doorways dividing rooms to help reduce the dust in other rooms of the house.

3. People Are Going To Be In Your House Early

Just as your workday starts at 8:00 A.M., so does the work crews. General contractors and trade companies all start at 8:00 A.M. sharp. So, be prepared to have the workers in your home early in the morning. If it's your day off, it's not necessarily their day off. Get dressed, have your coffee and eat before they arrive or you're going to be having to move around them or they're going to have to move around you, especially if they're working in the kitchen. They'll try not to intrude, but if you want the work done, you're going to have to deal with a little less privacy while they're getting the job done.

4. Be Prepared For The Unexpected

If your home is an older home, you may find that there are some unanticipated surprises lurking behind the drywall, under the flooring and so on. Bad wiring jobs, rotting wood, poor framing, mold and worse can all be hiding underneath the old flooring, behind walls and underneath of things that aren't normally moved such as counters and islands. Be prepared for such surprises and anticipate them. They will cost more to rectify but you'll have to deal with them to have the job done right.

5. You'll Have A Lot Of Decisions To Make

There are many important decisions for homeowners during a renovation. You'll have to select colors, countertops, whether or not to have granite or laminate for counter tops, what type of flooring you wish to have and the fixtures. Do you want brushed chrome or nickel handles? While it may seem a bit overwhelming, it will have a huge effect on the overall look of your home. So you'll want to take a few minutes and really consider what you want to have.