The 4 Best Ways to Prevent Disruption during Home Renovation
Here at Tribus Homes, trusted home builders and home renovators, we know that a home renovation can be a disruptive part of your life. Having a new custom or renovated home feels great, and it’s worth the effort. There’s still a lot of effort involved, and your life will be affected that your home is being changed. So we’re providing you four ways that you can help minimize the disruption in your home.
1: Check and make sure the contractor is legit
The first and most important thing to consider is your renovators. Many (if not most) problems that come up during renovation come from picking a renovation company. These problems that cause frustration, lost time, lost money and family conflict. While it can be tempting to try to find the cheapest option, you run the risk of getting renovations or materials that isn’t up to your standards, having delays in the renovation process, or even the shock of waking up and discovering that the renovators have disappeared!
You want to make sure that you’re looking for a company with people that you can trust and rely on. That is why Tribus Homes has founders and contractors with years of proven home renovation experience. We have a reliable team that’s focused on ensuring that you know that the project will be done on time, on spec, and on its budget.
2: make a budget and stick to it
A good home renovation will require a real budget. It can be tempting to do things “on the cheap”, but the old saying is true: “you get what you pay for”. Trying to save money by using substandard contractors, home renovators, or renovation materials will lead to heartache and frustration. Substandard renovators may fail to finish the job, or do the job badly, meaning that you’ll need to find another renovator. Substandard materials can look good at first, but will likely create problems in the future: problems that will mean expensive repairs.
The important thing is to pay attention to your budget, and work with a reputable home renovation company to choose renovations that are within that budget. There are plenty of economical renovation options that will make your home look better and feel better to live in.
3: plan it out before hand with your contractor and your family
Having a plan is important. Many renovation issues arise when the contractors and homeowners are unaware of exactly what they want, how they want to achieve it, and when they want the work to be done and to be completed. You don’t want to be winging it on something as important as a home renovation: you want to make sure that you know how every step is going to go.
At the same time, though, homeowners are not necessarily construction and renovation specialists. That’s why it’s important to work with renovation specialists like Tribus Homes, who have finished hundreds of custom homes and home renovations. The Tribus Homes team will bring you together with specialists (like architects, planners, and structural engineers) who will help you decide exactly what you want and what’s within your budget. They’ll give you your options, help you through the process of making your decisions, and keep you in the loop every step of the way.
4: Make sure you have somewhere to be.
Even a normal home renovation can be enormously disruptive. Many times, they will be disruptive enough that you will need to find a new place to stay while the work is being done. Even if they aren’t, though, you’ll want to make sure that you have options open in case the noise, stress and disruption of a renovation requires you to get out for a while. Even if you can stay at home during a renovation, you should consider whether relocating for a while will be good for your mental health.
There are plenty of options, like staying at a hotel or an AirBnB. Reach out to family and friends, too, as you could use this as an opportunity for a visit. If your budget allows for it, it may be worth considering a family vacation during the heaviest, most disruptive phases of the renovation. In all of these cases, even if you do stay at home, make sure to include these getaways in your renovation budget. If you don’t use it, you’ll have a bit of extra money for decoration; if you need it, though, you’ll know that it’s there.
Looking for more advice about how to handle a home renovation? Contact us at Tribus Homes. We’ll help you figure out the home renovation that best suits your needs and budget, and work with you every step of the way.