Renovation after Relocation – 4 Quick Tips That Will Save You the Labor

Renovation - May 2011 (011)

Renovation causes a lot of inconvenience to the home owner, especially a new one. After moving into a new house the last thing you want to do is renovate it. However, there may be certain home repairs that need to be dealt with immediately. In that case, you want the renovation to be over as quickly as possible, so you can enjoy your new home without any disturbance. The sooner the contractors are out of the door, the sooner you can go back to living your new life. Here are 4 simple tips to deal with renovation after relocation.

Do it in parts

Renovation and convenience are two words on opposite sides of the spectrum. They seldom go hand in hand with each other. However, you can put your mind to the task at hand and make it easy. Divide your home renovation project into smaller parts that can be managed easily. If you plan each of these parts well, you should have no trouble executing them. Communicate with your contractor and come up with a possible deadline. Keep a keen eye on daily productivity to ensure that the deadline is met.

While you’re out

If you don’t want to be inconvenienced by the renovation, then it’s best to schedule it during office hours. Living in a house that is being renovated is a task unto itself. You need to deal with the mess and the mayhem that’s enough to drive anyone crazy. If the major part of the renovation takes place while you’re at work, then you won’t be inconvenienced by it. After you return home you can check on the day’s progress. Make sure that things are progressing smoothly because you have a deadline to keep. Don’t allow the contractor to dupe you.

Schedule a holiday

When was the last time you went on a holiday? Well, now that your house is being renovated it’s the perfect opportunity to take a vacation. Since you’re already spending a fortune on renovation you’ll want to go someplace cheap. Don’t worry. Huffington Post has you covered. They have a list of the cheapest places to travel around the world. Once the renovations start you can jet set out of the country and be back in time to see it finish. Who wants to stay at home when the bathroom remodeling is being done? You’ll have to move out anyway, so why not take a vacation?

Hire a trusted contractor

If people are going to work in your house while you’re away, they need to be trustworthy. Always run a background check on the contractor that you’re about to hire. You don’t need to hire a private detective, you can do this online. There are government websites that help you choose the right contractor. If you hire a good contractor your renovation will be done swiftly. So it all comes down to the person you hire.

Undertaking a renovation project right after relocating to a new house is tough. Fortunately, the tips mentioned here will help you get through it as smoothly as possible.

Shruti Vaghe, the author of this post, is a freelance blogger who is currently writing for Baybrook Remodelers Inc. She is passionate about cycling and is always looking to help amateur riders. You can also follow her on Twitter @ShrutiVaghe.