Owning Your Home Renovation ProcessJuly 15, 2018
So, you’ve made the decision to take on a home renovation project. It doesn’t matter what it is. It could be something as simple as painting a room in your home, and it can be something as important as reinforcing the foundation of your home or business. We’d first like to give you a huge pat on the back! This is a big deal. It takes a lot of commitment – time, money and energy to press “go” on a project of any magnitude.
Here on the VIC Underpinners team, we’re all about empowering our customers, our team, everyone that we come into contact with, to feel really great about making your home or business a safe and comfortable space. So this means that we want you to own your home renovation process, but we want to provide you with the tips and tricks, the tools and the advice to make it with for you. Here are some of our favourite tips for owning your home renovation process:
Have the tough conversations when you need to
We’re hoping that they don’t happen often. But, they will. And you, as the owner or renter of the property, have every right to lay down the law with your contractors as appropriate. This can mean everything from deadlines to budget to scope of work. If you do your homework in advance and know exactly what the project entails, you’re really going to have simple and successful (and hopefully short) conversations, where you reinforce who is working for whom.
Be flexible on vision, based on your resources
Many of us would like to live in grandiose mansions. Or at least, have the foundation of one. Maybe this is achievable for some of you. But for those that it isn’t, there’s nothing wrong with that. We just recommend that you stay off the Pinterests of the world and have a plan laid out with real numbers and timeframes. You’ll second-guess the work the entire time if you shoot beyond your means.
Take the home renovation into account when planning your schedule
No one expects you to be Superman or Wonder Woman. Kids, school, work, life, balance – these are all things that we handle as adults. When you throw any sort of project into the mix, you’re just asking for the stress and lack of stability that comes with it. If you know that there is work that you want to complete in the next six months, prioritize accordingly. Maybe it’s not the best time to learn a new language or master a new instrument. There will be time for those things. Give each activity the love and attention that it deserves as a passion that’s important to you.
There are many more strategies up our sleeve that are always available to you as valued VIC Underpinners blog readers. Feel free to reach out at your convenience. The team would love to hear from you via phone, via email or in person.