What You Need to Do Before Starting a Remodel
Posted on May 24th, 2018 by Residential Waste Systems
Are you looking to finally redo the bathroom that hasn’t been updated since the late 80s or 90s?
(You know the one we’re talking about — the one with the tiles that are pink, blue, or that odd shade of green.)
Or maybe you’re treating yourself to a new kitchen! Whatever the project might be, there are things you must do NOW before you get started with a remodel.
1. Set a Realistic Budget
Remodeling an entire room for a few hundred dollars is not something you’re going to be able to do. You need to do some research, get some quotes, and figure out a budget that is realistic.
This is important because you don’t want to start a project and then run out of money before it’s finished. Then you’ll be worse off than you were before you started the remodel.
Tip: Remember that unexpected problems can arise that may cost more money than expected, so always account for this when creating a budget.
2. Explore for Materials
Now that you have a budget in mind, you can start shopping around for the materials, fixtures, and appliances you want.
Go to a few different stores, check prices online, and see where you can get the best deal for the items you’re looking for.
For rooms like the kitchen or bathroom, see if you can get deals on appliances and fixtures if you were to buy all of them from one store or vendor. Some stores will even price-match if you find appliances, fixtures, or materials online for cheaper.
3. Know What Is and Isn’t DIY
Being able to do some things yourself can help you save money on your remodel.
However, you don’t want to attempt to do something yourself, only to realize that this isn’t a job you can complete. And then you have to spend more money for a professional to correct your mistake and then finish the job.
Instead, think of everything you’re trying to accomplish and then see if it’s a DIY-job or not.
For example, painting a room and adding new cabinet hardware is a DIY-job. On the other hand, most electrical and plumbing work should be left to a certified professional.
4. Renting a Dumpster
Starting a remodel that involves gutting a room can get real messy, real quick. As the room is being emptied, you’re going to need a place to put all of the old materials, fixtures, and appliances.
This is where a dumpster rental comes in handy.
By renting a dumpster, you’ll have a place to put everything you’re throwing away, and then the company you rent from can take it away from you!
Just remember to call in advance so you can have the dumpster delivered to your home BEFORE the remodeling project starts.
Remodeling a room in your home can be an exciting time, but it can also be stressful if you don’t properly prepare beforehand.
When you need a dumpster delivered to your doorstep for this remodel, keep our number handy so you can get one fast!