Summer is the perfect time to complete a few renovations and home repair. With that in mind, there are some tips to help you get the most out of your time spent and make sure you are not spinning in circles.
If you are going to be using a contractor, make sure you check up on them. Ask for references when talking to a contractor and make sure that you see their current licenses. Ensure that the scope of work is properly laid out in any contracts that you sign.
After all, if it is not in the contract, the contractor is not obligated to do the work. Keep a copy of the contract handy, and do not be afraid to inspect the work at random points. Set up an estimated timeline for completion and stay in touch with your contractor to be aware of any possible delays.
Other Tips When Doing It Yourself
If you are planning to do the work yourself, set up a plan beforehand. You are your own contractor in this case, so setting up a timeline for completion can be a big help. Make sure that everyone in your family is aware of work you will be doing.
This can help avoid a big mess if you are working on a sink and someone turns on the water when you are not there. When you are finished, make sure you change out the filters to your HVAC system. Changing the filters annually can help reduce costs and wear and tear on your system.
Doing renovations on your home is a great thing and can both improve the value of your home and reduce your annual costs. However, keep these simple tips in mind whether you go with a contractor or decide to DIY it.