Any home renovation is going to come with a lot of stress. It’s easier said than done, but it’s very important to keep a cool head and a clear mind if you’re planning on doing any work on your property.
You know that there’s a need. There’s a gap in the design or functionality of your property. The big question mark is how to fill it. The other big question marks are all of the right questions to be asked in order to handle the renovation process properly. Here are five big ones that come to mind for the Taylor Fencing team:
Do I have a vision in mind? You know the need, but do you know what you want it to look like? Do you have materials in mind? Height? Paint color? You vision should also include what you don’t want, what you want to avoid. Be able to talk to potential vendors about both so that there are no surprises down the road with the finished product.
Do I have the money set aside for this home renovation? While we’re all about spontaneity in other areas of life, your budget probably isn’t the best. You don’t want to be blindsided with a price tag, so we recommend that you budget an amount in advance that you’re comfortable spending. Your contractor should be able to tell you what you will be able to achieve with that amount of money so that you can adjust your budget if need be, in a timely manner.
Am I comfortable with the timeline that has been given to me by my contractor? Your contractor should always be completely transparent with you and able to answer any questions that you should have. A big one is probably going to be the amount of time that they’re on your property. While the Taylor Fencing team’s work should not interfere with your day-to-day lives, a timeline holds them accountable and ensures that you’re getting what you expected.
Have I done my research? Thanks to the evolution of marketing, you have no excuse to not do your research. Search the web, talk to your friends, call around. You should know what the appropriate price range is for a product or service and you can easily find out if a company has been well or poorly rated. We recommend looking into multiple companies, even if you have a clear favorite to help with the question below.
Am I keeping a cool head and a clear mind? As referenced above, your headspace is extremely important for any home renovations. We recommend spending time throughout to yourself, with activities that put you at ease. Whether this is meditation or dinner out on the town, it’s something to keep your mind off of the little details that you shouldn’t need to worry about. Remember to also treat those around you the same way, especially your family. They’re dealing with the home renovation too. You’re all on the same team.