Florida remodeling projects can be fun and exciting. As you prepare for an upcoming renovation, it is just as important to do the right things as it is to avoid doing the wrong things. Here are our top 5 remodeling don’ts for Florida remodeling projects.
1. Don’t Work Without a Plan
With any project, big or small, it’s important to have a plan in place. Without it, you lose your sense of direction, will run into issues, and experience a host of other problems. With a plan in place, you will know what steps need to be taken to achieve your goals, can properly budget for the work, and can complete it within a reasonable amount of time.
2. Don’t Delay Decision Making
Construction timelines typically require materials to be ordered at particular times. If you have decisions to make, such as selecting cabinets and countertops, make sure that you do so within the necessary timeframes. Otherwise, work could come to a halt or experience costly delays.
3. Don’t Constantly Change Your Mind
A plan is only good if it can be executed. If the plan constantly changes, this can lead to confusion, delays, wasted resources, and unnecessary added costs. If you do need to make changes, make sure you do so before materials are ordered or work is started on the particular item being changed. Secondly, communicate your changes to the appropriate people in charge.
4. Don’t Distract Workers
In your excitement, you may constantly monitor the progression of a major project. This is understandable. Make sure that you presence does not distract workers from their task and timeline. Additionally, most workers get paid by the hour. The time that you spend talking to them or being in the way (and preventing them from doing their work) will ultimately cost you more money!
5. Don’t Forget to Cushion the Budget
Even the best plans and budgets can run into problems. Make sure you leave room in your budget for the unexpected. For example, a simple room renovation could expose deeper problems such as structural issues or insect infestations. Don’t let these become a huge burden on you financially. Include a cushion in your budget specifically for such issues.
Beyond the Top 5 Remodeling Don’ts
There are many do’s and don’ts to Florida remodeling projects. Working with a good contractor is extremely important. Contractors with experience can help you through both planning and executing your remodeling plans while avoiding major remodeling don’ts along the way. For additional Florida remodeling tips and for a free quote on your upcoming project, contact us today!