Home remodeling or reconstructing can be very challenging. It can cause some momentary discomfort to a family in many ways if it is not properly planned. The most challenging aspect of it is the financial and accommodation problems associated with it. Besides, if the work is not properly handled by an experienced contractor, it can lead to the collapse of the entire building. Remodeling project can also be time consuming. This is why it is sometimes very difficult for most families embarking on remodeling project. Here are some of the tips that you should apply in order to survive through the period of your home remodeling project.
Find out the nature of the work from your contractor
You should first have a discussion with your contractor. Find out from the contractor, details about the work, the structures that will be knocked down, whether or not, you can still keep some of your valuables in your home or whether a temporary storage unit could be created for you in the home and other necessary information. You should also find out from the contract, if it will be possible for you and your family to still live in the home when the reconstruction work will be going on. This will help you to know whether to make arrangement for accommodation and storage facility or not.
Know the contractor’s work schedule
While discussing with your contractor, you should also know his work schedule. How long will the project last? Which days will he be working on your home? How many workers will he hire? By what time will they start and end work every day? These are some of the necessary questions that you should ask the contractor. The information you obtain from him will be of help to you in a number of ways. For example, you can easily find out when an intruder enters your compound. Since, you know the working days and works of the contractor, if any person enters your compound during odd hours you can easily differentiate them from the workers.
Have a spokesperson
In order to avoid any confusion, it is important that you have a spokesperson or project supervisor, especially if you are not living in the home. The project supervisor will make sure that everything is in order and the workers are working as agreed. The supervisor should also be with the key and ensure that the compound is opened on time for workers to work. After work each day, he should also lock the compound.
Lock you storage unit very well
If you store some of your valuables in your home while the work is going on, you should try to lock it with strong and quality locks. You cannot totally trust the workers.
Limit the workers to places they are working
You should not allow the workers or any other person outside your family members or trusted loved ones to have access to any rooms or part of your home where no work will be done. It is not good for an outside to know every hook and cranny of your home.
Arrange for where you will live
You can have a part of your home prepared for your or rent a temporary place depending on where you will like to live in.