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Points To Consider When Going For a Renovation Project

Renovation project more often than not involves years of saving and planning. It is critical that you as the homeowner will allot some time in learning the tips that will ensure that your dream renovation project will go smoothly. According to Gary Nealon of AERO Construction, the following is a list of tips you can try on when you are preparing for your home renovation.

 

1. Make a good communication with the remodeler. With an effective communication right from the start, you can be certain that problems will be minimized. Be very keen on the character of your remodeler. Notice if he or she returns your calls quickly, gives attentions to your suggestions, and replies to your inquiries precisely. A good contractor must be approachable. This will ensure that both of you can deal with problems together when they arise.

 

2. Choose a contractor that has already built a good track record. Make sure that you have a trust in him. Working with somebody you are comfortable with makes a big difference.

 

3. Create a definite timeline for the project. With a properly laid out schedule, you will be able to monitor the progress of the project, whether it is still on time or delayed. Contingency plans can also be properly place into position with clear time line.

 

4. Demand that everything that was agreed on be written. This will make things clear both for you and the contractor. By putting everything in a written proposal, you can ensure that your understanding and expectations match up with your contractor.

 

5. Be very mindful of the small details. Make sure that you have clearly set things before the actual work begins.

 

6. Be flexible. As with most projects, you cannot exactly see things unless the actual work is being done. Put margins in your plans and expect that there will be interruptions as the work is progressing.

 

7. You must have a change management plan. You need to discuss with your contractor how both of you will handle changes that you may wish to implement such as putting your personal touches on the project. This must also be put into writing. This is very significant, as any change you may want to apply can have an impact with the budget and the schedule of the project.

 

8. Make sure that the contract covers everything about the project. The contract must include factors like: timetable for the project, the cost and payment schedule, specifications for all products and materials, permit information, change management rules, and details such as access to your home, care for the home, clean up and trash removal.

 

9. Make sure that you get a Lien Waiver from your contractor when the work is completed. This form states that your payment responsibilities with your contractor are over.