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How To Manage Renovation Projects

Tiny, cramped kitchens suck. Having your elbows brush against a hot stove while opening the fridge is extra annoying when you know that a wall can be knocked down to super-size the room. Maybe you’ve decided that it’s time to undertake a large renovation and now you’re looking for advice on how to manage it all.

Manage the Workers

You won’t need to worry too much about managing individual workers if you hire a good general contractor. A general contractor can handle the plumbers, the electricians and all the other tradesmen allowing you deal with more important things – like your budget.

Finding a good contractor can be incredibly difficult! Getting suggestions from friends and acquaintances is vital to make sure you find a contractor with whom you feel comfortable and who comes highly recommended. A great contractor is worth his fee, both in cost and time savings.

Manage the Timeline

It can be tempting to tell the contractor that you want a new bathroom in a week, even if that’s 100% impossible. Discussing a sensible timeline with your contractor is the most important step aside from setting a reasonable budget. Remember to plan your renovation around your events – you don’t want to plan a renovation that takes your kitchen out of commission over Christmas holidays.

Manage the Budget

Finally, the most important of all management tasks during a renovation – the budget! Set a preliminary budget before contacting a contractor. No one wants to be the person who plans out a renovation only to find that he’s missing 50% of the money he needs.

Once you’ve determined how much you’re willing to spend on your renovation, it’s time to save up. Saving for something months in the future is super hard but with a lot of dedication you can find a way.

If you do find yourself coming up short on funds for your renovation, you can always turn to a money lender like STK Finans which will provide the money you need for payments you can afford today. It may be easier to pay off a loan rather than save up for the purchase.

Renovations need to be managed. Thankfully a lot of the day to day work can be delegated to a general contractor. Management of the timeline and budget is up to you though. Save up and say on schedule and you’ll have a dream kitchen before you know it.

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2 thoughts on “How To Manage Renovation Projects

  1. February 28, 2016 at 8:57 pm

    Home renovation projects are a lot of fun to take on, but they can quickly turn into never-ending nightmares if you’re not careful. You should have a careful planning so that you know how the project will go and of course, the budget that will be allocated.

  2. February 26, 2016 at 1:09 pm

    I agree a great contractor is worth it. If your friends don’t have any good references, make sure to do your research so you can find one that is reputable. Thanks for sharing!

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