Remodeling work can often take a long time to complete. Nailing down a set completion date is difficult if not impossible. In order to get your renovations completed in an orderly manner, it’s important to create a timeline for the work. By following a timeline, you will get to the end of your project with fewer headaches or frustration. Joseph Kitchen and Bath has seven tips to help you keep your remodeling project on schedule.
The most important tip is to speak clearly and openly with your contractor. This will make sure that you both are on the same page during the renovation. When you are speaking with your chosen contractor about quotes, work process, and other details, it is important to pay attention to the lines of communication. If you have trouble during the vetting phase, you may have trouble once the work commences. On the other hand, if your contractor is highly responsive and able to communicate well with you, then your project is more likely to stay on schedule.
Choose the Best Value
Projects are based on three things; price, speed, and quality. Instead of trying to get the best of all three, select the two that are most important for you. Employing a licensed professional will ensure that you get the best results on your renovation project.
Set Firm Deadlines
Setting a specific date to start and a specific date your project needs to be completed by is key. Of course, you should allow some room in your schedule for unexpected delays such as bad weather or illness. If you make changes or add in supplementary work, make sure to update your project dates accordingly.
Plan for Delays
No plan goes 100% according to schedule, even more so when it comes to home renovations. Plan ahead for small delays, surprises, and additional changes. Make sure to always speak with your contractor regarding delays to avoid getting frustrated or falling behind schedule.
Purchase Your Materials Early
If you are purchasing the materials for your renovations yourself, you can always buy them in advance of the start date. This will ensure that everything your project needs are on hand when the contractor is ready to use them. This will cut down on delays and keep your project on schedule.
Set Up a Timeline
Make a timeline for each part of your project. Sit down with your contractor and make your expectations clear. Having set dates for when each part of the renovations should be completed will help keep your project from running over. If your project needs to be completed for an event, communicate that in advance to ensure that you are not stuck in a precarious position.
Plan In Advance
The most thrilling part of the work is the time of demolition, but the work starts well beforehand. In some cases, the work starts months in advance. If you have unique items that need to be delivered, you should wait for everything to arrive before you start breaking things downs. This will shorten your down time and keep things on schedule.
How We Can Help
If you need help developing a workable timeline for your renovations, we are here to help. We can walk you through the process, offer tips, or even offer you a quote for your work. Give Joseph Kitchen and Bath a call at (905) 707-7756 for more information today.