The Experts at Quality DesignWorks Help You Prepare for In-Home Renovations
If you have never participated in a renovation, it can be extremely overwhelming if you do not know what to expect. Remodeling can be very time and life consuming. However, if you choose the right design firm and contractor, remodeling can be very painless and also very enjoyable, especially if you know what to expect.
Expect a Noisy Mess
For starters, there is going to be dust and consistent noise. The good news is that the dust does not last very long. Within the first week or two, depending on the size and location of the remodeling project, the dust will settle. Great construction crews will put up temporary zip walls or even compression walls. Another way to limit the dust particles is by putting in air filtering systems called air handlers. These systems are designed to pull the dust out of the air and duct it to the outside of the non-construction side of the house.
The noise will be consistent throughout the remodel. The sound of nail guns, saws and constant chatter are all part of the experience. If you work from home or take daily naps, I would recommend you try and do that somewhere else for the time being.
Expect the Unexpected
A few things you can almost always count on during renovations are the unexpected change orders and delays. They will almost always happen in that order, too. It is common for a contractor to find asbestos, mold, funny plumbing and incorrectly wired electrical which will lead to a change order and a slight delay. It is just part of remodeling.
Expect to Become a Master of Decision Making
On the upside, there will be a lot of decisions to be made which is often the fun part. Where do you want the outlet; how do you want the cabinet hardware mounted; do you want chrome, oil rubbed bronze or satin nickel? Are you tired and dizzy yet? Yes, these are all a part of the remodeling process!
Ask Quality DesignWorks What to Expect Before the Process Begins
When you are hiring a Gainesville design-build contractor, just remember to ask all of these questions and find out as much information as you can before you start the project. When you are prepared for noise, dust and the unexpected, your renovations will be less stressful.