A home renovation project is both exciting and challenging — one of the most important tasks to get prepared before starting the actual work. As you plan a schedule and budget for the project along with the order in which tasks will be completed, don’t forget to organize your prep work by purchasing supplies and renting equipment that will be needed.
Most renovations include a fair amount of tear-down of existing structures. You may need to remove walls, flooring, and fixtures to update the home and install new items. A large amount of debris will be generated from these preparations. Schedule a dumpster rental, such as a roll-off bin that can remain stationary at the property for the duration of the prep period, or the entire remodel phase, as you will likely have leftover parts and pieces from the new installations as well as packaging.
Schedule any necessary equipment rentals in advance in case other remodelers have the same idea before you do. You don’t want to hold up your project, waiting for the required tools and equipment to become available. Make sure you have the correct dimensions and the right or best tools for the job. If you rent a drill, for example, get the right drill bit size. When renting a trailer for hauling supplies that include lumber, get one that will hold the length of the boards you will need; otherwise, you will end up wasting time and money to exchange the wrong items for the right ones.
Don’t forget the safety equipment. Respirators, hard hats, gloves, goggles, boots, and other similar items may be needed to protect workers while working on the home. Renovations often require the use of chemicals, sharp tools, and wet conditions, so be prepared to make arrangements and take precautionary steps to keep everyone safe and well during the property rehab.
For hard tasks that require professional skill, don’t hesitate to request expert assistance. The professionals can typically complete a job faster and more efficiently than a layman with less experience can do it. The cost of paying someone to do some of the work is often worth the time that will be saved as well as the final result.
Steps like these can help you get ready to complete a successful home renovation. Adequate preparation is at least half the battle, so take time to plan your renovation methodically and effectively.