5 Things to Anticipate During Your Toronto Remodelling Job
Interior Decorating, RenovationsSeptember 23, 2015
Ever remodelled before? If not, there are a few things you should expect during the process. They can be highly annoying and even cause you some level of stress, but having a project manager or interior designer on site can help ensure these nuisances don’t get out of hand.
Tons of Dust
No matter how careful the workers are throughout your Toronto remodelling job, there will inevitably and undoubtedly be a ton of dust to have to comply with. Imagine all the drywall that is being cut, or wood that is being sawed. Dust is going to happen. But there are things you can do to minimize this annoyance.
First of all, consider closing off the area being remodelled from the rest of the home using a compression-fit wall. You can also minimize dust travelling by running air handlers. Block off cold- and warm-air returns in the construction area, and heat the home without the furnace if possible.
Plenty of Noise
Along with the dust will be continuous noise, and not exactly the pleasant type. From the scratching sanders, to the loud saws, to the pounding nail guns, there will be little to no peace in the house until the job is done.
If you want to take a nap or are looking for some quiet time to read during the day when the construction is going on, you might have to find a place outside of the house to do this. Anticipate the noise and it won’t be as much of a nuisance as it needs to be.
A change order occurs when any new and changed work is documented. These can also be used to determine any allowances. The majority of the time, change orders happen because of things that the homeowner has decided to change or add. If you totally have to have that Brazilian granite, expect a charge order to accommodate this need.
There are so many factors that can come into play that will delay the job’s completion. Workers getting sick, snow storms, breakdown of vehicles, backorders on materials, and so on – these can all contribute to a delay in the job.
Don’t expect that the job will be completed by the exact date that was originally listed in the contract. Just make sure that any delays are not the cause of your contractor being lazy or going MIA – these issues will need vigilance.
Even if the job stays right on budget, the amount of money that you are spending might cause you to panic a bit. Just make sure that you are able to comfortably make the payments before you agree to have the work done. And if costs are increasing, it could add to your anxiety. A good rule of thumb is to have at least 10% of cash on hand above the contract quote to allow for any contingencies – 20% is even better.
The good news is that having the help of an experienced and skilled interior designer can help ensure that you are kept up-to-speed with the project at hand. At Hope Designs, we help ensure that our clients are comfortable and well-informed throughout the entire process until completion.
Get in touch with HopeDesigns.ca today for a design consultation on your next redesigning job!