Do Proper Research
You may have someone in your family or in the neighborhood who has done a renovation of their home before. It’s time to talk with them to learn about their work and the challenges they faced.
Getting information from a person who has been in your shoes can be quite helpful in your planning process. You will know what kind of problems you may have to face and can plan accordingly.
Also, if you have already made a plan, this discussion will help you alter it before you begin the work.
Learn About Your Limits
While DIY renovations can save you money and can bring your family together by involving them in the process, it can also be a disaster if you don’t know what you’re doing.
There will be some tasks that may not be your cup of tea. Know which jobs you can do and which should be handled by a professional, such as lead paint or a potentially load-bearing wall.
If you’re not sure about which job shouldn’t be categorized as a DIY, consult with a contractor and get help.
Declutter & Pack Up
Once you’ve decided how to remodel the house, you need to start decluttering. Working on your home will be extremely difficult if all your furniture and other things stay the way they were before.
To make your job simple and hassle-free, pack up all the things in one room and move them to another room or garage if available. If you’re renovating the whole house, consider renting an offsite locker to keep your belongings safe.
Work on Your Daily Routine
Apart from renovating the house, you and your spouse may have other jobs in your life. Make sure you check your daily routine before you start working on your home.
If you’re in a job that requires you to work from 9-to-5 at an office desk, chances are that you won’t be able to do the remodeling work before the weekend. So, know your routine and start planning how you will get the free time to renovate.
Make a Plan for The Outages
While renovating your house, there’s a high chance of accidents if you don’t cut the power supply and shut the water off at the main valve.
You need to make sure that there’s no excess water in the line and that the electric line is not open when you’re doing any utility-sensitive job. Keep enough battery-driven torch lights with you. Also, fill some containers with water for this emergency situation.
Don’t Forget to Clean Up
You may be thinking about turning off the light and leaving the mess for tomorrow after a long day of renovation, but this is one of the worst things most people do.
While you’re happy about finishing your work for the day, things can be completely different when you start working the next day.
You will find it extremely difficult to work in a dirty and messy place where things cannot be found easily. Make sure you clean everything at the end of each working day.
Renovating a house can be both fun and challenging based on how you’re planning your project. It will not only save a huge amount of money, but it will also bring your family together, especially if you’re a newly-married couple.
However, any DIY project needs proper planning and tools to start with. The above tips will help you to start and finish the project smoothly. Also, it’s highly recommended that you consult a professional contractor before you start working.